When is the best time to go to Greenland?

When is the best time to go to Greenland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good across more than 0% of the territory of Greenland throughout the year
  • On average, the warmest months in Nuuk are July and August, and the coldest months are February and March
  • The rainiest months in this city are August, September, October and November


Annual weather in Greenland

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Greenland for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 2°F to 31°F
1 to 11 days*
February -4°F to 29°F
0 to 10 days*
March -4°F to 31°F
1 to 9 days*
April 9°F to 34°F
1 to 9 days*
May 25°F to 41°F
1 to 7 days*
June 34°F to 49°F
1 to 7 days*
July 38°F to 54°F
2 to 7 days*
August 38°F to 52°F
4 to 7 days*
September 31°F to 45°F
2 to 9 days*
October 22°F to 40°F
2 to 9 days*
November 11°F to 34°F
2 to 8 days*
December 7°F to 32°F
2 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Greenland by cities

Chargement en cours
Nuuk

Nuuk

No month is ideal for visiting Nuuk

Aasiaat

Aasiaat

No month is ideal for visiting Aasiaat

Ilulissat

Ilulissat

No month is ideal for visiting Ilulissat



Temperatures and rainfall in Greenland

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Greenland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Nuuk, Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Qaqortoq and Sisimiut, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Greenland

Find out when Greenland has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Greenland

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Greenland is high in: June, July and August.

  • Very low season in Greenland: January, February, March, May, October, November and December.
  • Low season in Greenland: April and September.
  • High season in Greenland: June.
  • Peek season in Greenland: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Greenland month by month


Average price for flights to Greenland

A return flight between London and Nuuk is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 1316 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 305 more for your airline ticket to Nuuk if you go in august.

Find the best price for your flight

Where to go in Greenland?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Nuuk23°F20°F22°F31°F38°F45°F50°F50°F43°F36°F29°F25°F
Aasiaat13°F7°F11°F23°F34°F43°F47°F47°F38°F29°F20°F18°F
Ilulissat11°F7°F11°F23°F34°F43°F49°F45°F38°F27°F18°F14°F
Qaqortoq31°F29°F31°F34°F38°F43°F47°F47°F43°F40°F34°F32°F
Sisimiut16°F13°F16°F25°F38°F47°F52°F52°F41°F32°F25°F20°F
Maniitsoq20°F18°F20°F29°F38°F47°F50°F50°F43°F34°F27°F23°F
Narsaq23°F23°F27°F34°F40°F47°F50°F50°F43°F36°F27°F23°F
Paamiut25°F23°F27°F34°F41°F49°F54°F52°F45°F38°F29°F27°F
Qasigiannguit11°F7°F11°F23°F34°F43°F49°F45°F38°F27°F18°F14°F
Upernavik7°F2°F2°F16°F31°F38°F43°F45°F38°F31°F22°F16°F
Illoqortormiut13°F11°F11°F22°F32°F40°F43°F43°F36°F27°F16°F13°F
Tasiilaq23°F23°F23°F31°F36°F40°F41°F41°F38°F32°F27°F23°F

Legend:

bad weather

very bad weather



About Greenland

What can I do in Greenland?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife



Is this weather information for Greenland reliable?

Climate data for Greenland has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Greenland allows us to determine the average for each month in Nuuk, Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Qaqortoq, Sisimiut, Maniitsoq, Narsaq, Paamiut, and 4 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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