Ordering a hunting licence

If you are permanently domiciled abroad and would like to hunt in Norway, you do not need to pass the hunter's test or shooting qualification test if you satisfy the licensing requirements for similar hunting in your country of residence. If you are intending to hunt in Norway, you must send your foreign hunting licence and your name, date of birth and postal address to the Norwegian Register of Hunters. This documentation must be sent by e-mail, fax or letter well in advance of your planned hunting trip.

Anybody who wants to hunt in Norway must pay the hunting licence fee to the Wildlife Fund (Viltfondet). This includes foreign nationals. This fee must be paid before you will be allowed to hunt, but it does not confer the right to hunt in any terrain. In addition to the hunting licence, you must have permission from the owner of the land where you intend to hunt. The hunting licence fee covers an entire hunting season (1 April to 31 March).

The hunting licence fee payment slips are mailed during the final half of March. The hunting season starts on 1 April, and by that time all foreign hunters who have paid their licence fee during the last year should have received the payment slip.

You can both order and pay for the hunting licence on our website. If you pay by credit card, you can printout a temporary receipt that is valid for 30 days. You must take this receipt with you when you go hunting until you receive the hunting licence in the mail. You may also order a hunting licence fee payment slip from the Register of Hunters by telephone, telefax or email. A new hunting licence fee payment slip will be sent on the day after, or on the first working day after, you place your order, and will be in your mailbox within a few days.




For other enquiries the Register of Hunters can be contacted as follows:



Mailing address:

Box 905
N-8910 Brønnøysund


+47 75 00 79 99


+47 75 00 79 50

Always state your hunter number in addition to your name and address when you contact the Register of Hunters.