Best time to go to Greenland for a perfect weather and where to go?

Get the perfect time to visit Greenland from seasonal norms in many locations like Qasigiannguit or Nuuk, right here.

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:

  • 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 and September

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

Month
January -12°C to -0°C
35%
February -14°C to -1°C
33%
March -14°C to -1°C
30%
April -8°C to 1°C
31%
May -1°C to 4°C
31%
June 5°C to 9°C
27%
July 6°C to 11°C
26%
August 6°C to 11°C
30%
September 3°C to 7°C
38%
October -3°C to 5°C
34%
November -9°C to 2°C
36%
December -11°C to -0°C
36%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Greenland by cities

Nuuk

Best time to go to Nuuk

No month is ideal for visiting Nuuk

Aasiaat

Best time to go to Aasiaat

No month is ideal for visiting Aasiaat

Ilulissat

Best time to go to Ilulissat

No month is ideal for visiting Ilulissat

Qaqortoq

Best time to go to Qaqortoq

No month is ideal for visiting Qaqortoq

Sisimiut

Best time to go to Sisimiut

No month is ideal for visiting Sisimiut

Maniitsoq

Best time to go to Maniitsoq

No month is ideal for visiting Maniitsoq


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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.

-4°C
-7°C
-5°C
-8°C
-5°C
-7°C
-0°C
-3°C
4°C
1°C
8°C
6°C
11°C
9°C
11°C
9°C
7°C
5°C
3°C
1°C
-1°C
-3°C
-3°C
-5°C
38% 37% 36% 36% 34% 32% 27% 34% 42% 36% 39% 40%
-0°C -0°C -0°C -0°C 0°C 2°C 3°C 4°C 4°C 2°C 1°C 1°C
-8°C
-12°C
-10°C
-14°C
-10°C
-12°C
-4°C
-6°C
2°C
1°C
8°C
7°C
10°C
9°C
9°C
8°C
5°C
4°C
-0°C
-1°C
-5°C
-7°C
-7°C
-9°C
20% 17% 20% 19% 21% 19% 19% 28% 27% 25% 28% 25%
-1°C -1°C -1°C -1°C -0°C 3°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 2°C 1°C -0°C
-11°C
-14°C
-13°C
-16°C
-11°C
-13°C
-5°C
-7°C
1°C
-0°C
8°C
7°C
11°C
9°C
9°C
8°C
4°C
3°C
-3°C
-4°C
-8°C
-10°C
-10°C
-13°C
20% 16% 17% 19% 22% 13% 16% 23% 24% 23% 24% 20%
-1°C -1°C -1°C -1°C -0°C 3°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 3°C 1°C -0°C
1°C
-2°C
-0°C
-2°C
-0°C
-3°C
2°C
-0°C
4°C
3°C
7°C
5°C
10°C
8°C
11°C
9°C
8°C
6°C
6°C
4°C
3°C
1°C
1°C
-1°C
45% 42% 36% 37% 38% 41% 38% 38% 45% 36% 46% 44%
-0°C -1°C -0°C -1°C -0°C -0°C 2°C 3°C 2°C 1°C -0°C -0°C
-8°C
-10°C
-10°C
-12°C
-8°C
-10°C
-3°C
-5°C
2°C
1°C
8°C
7°C
12°C
11°C
11°C
10°C
6°C
5°C
1°C
-0°C
-4°C
-5°C
-6°C
-8°C
35% 27% 25% 32% 26% 27% 23% 29% 35% 36% 39% 43%
-6°C
-9°C
-7°C
-10°C
-6°C
-10°C
-1°C
-5°C
3°C
1°C
9°C
6°C
12°C
9°C
11°C
9°C
7°C
5°C
2°C
-0°C
-3°C
-5°C
-5°C
-7°C
31% 33% 28% 31% 30% 28% 26% 30% 38% 32% 36% 38%
-7°C
-11°C
-6°C
-11°C
-3°C
-10°C
1°C
-4°C
6°C
2°C
10°C
6°C
13°C
8°C
12°C
7°C
7°C
2°C
-0°C
-3°C
-5°C
-9°C
-7°C
-11°C
36% 37% 34% 36% 38% 40% 34% 35% 43% 26% 37% 37%
-0°C -1°C -0°C -1°C -0°C -0°C 2°C 3°C 2°C 2°C -0°C -0°C
-4°C
-7°C
-4°C
-8°C
-2°C
-7°C
2°C
-3°C
5°C
2°C
10°C
7°C
13°C
9°C
13°C
9°C
8°C
5°C
3°C
-0°C
-1°C
-4°C
-3°C
-6°C
45% 41% 35% 34% 38% 36% 33% 36% 44% 32% 43% 43%
-11°C
-14°C
-13°C
-16°C
-11°C
-13°C
-5°C
-7°C
1°C
-0°C
8°C
7°C
11°C
9°C
9°C
8°C
4°C
3°C
-3°C
-4°C
-8°C
-10°C
-10°C
-13°C
20% 16% 17% 19% 22% 13% 16% 23% 24% 23% 24% 20%
-1°C -1°C -1°C -1°C -0°C 3°C 5°C 5°C 5°C 3°C 1°C -0°C
-11°C
-13°C
-13°C
-15°C
-13°C
-15°C
-7°C
-9°C
-0°C
-1°C
5°C
4°C
8°C
8°C
8°C
8°C
4°C
3°C
-0°C
-1°C
-4°C
-5°C
-7°C
-9°C
19% 16% 18% 15% 22% 22% 19% 29% 29% 38% 32% 34%
-1°C -1°C -2°C -1°C -1°C -0°C 3°C 6°C 4°C 2°C -0°C -1°C
-7°C
-10°C
-9°C
-11°C
-8°C
-10°C
-4°C
-5°C
2°C
1°C
5°C
5°C
7°C
7°C
7°C
6°C
4°C
3°C
-1°C
-1°C
-6°C
-8°C
-8°C
-11°C
50% 44% 41% 34% 35% 15% 26% 29% 45% 45% 37% 39%
-3°C
-7°C
-4°C
-8°C
-3°C
-7°C
1°C
-3°C
3°C
1°C
6°C
4°C
7°C
5°C
7°C
5°C
5°C
3°C
2°C
-1°C
-2°C
-5°C
-4°C
-8°C
58% 59% 51% 52% 40% 31% 26% 26% 51% 46% 47% 45%
-1°C -1°C -1°C -1°C -1°C -1°C 1°C 3°C 4°C 2°C 2°C 1°C

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.
Nuuk-4°C-5°C-5°C-0°C4°C8°C11°C11°C7°C3°C-1°C-3°C
Aasiaat-8°C-10°C-10°C-4°C2°C8°C10°C9°C5°C-0°C-5°C-7°C
Ilulissat-11°C-13°C-11°C-5°C1°C8°C11°C9°C4°C-3°C-8°C-10°C
Qaqortoq1°C-0°C-0°C2°C4°C7°C10°C11°C8°C6°C3°C1°C
Sisimiut-8°C-10°C-8°C-3°C2°C8°C12°C11°C6°C1°C-4°C-6°C
Maniitsoq-6°C-7°C-6°C-1°C3°C9°C12°C11°C7°C2°C-3°C-5°C
Narsaq-7°C-6°C-3°C1°C6°C10°C13°C12°C7°C-0°C-5°C-7°C
Paamiut-4°C-4°C-2°C2°C5°C10°C13°C13°C8°C3°C-1°C-3°C
Qasigiannguit-11°C-13°C-11°C-5°C1°C8°C11°C9°C4°C-3°C-8°C-10°C
Upernavik-11°C-13°C-13°C-7°C-0°C5°C8°C8°C4°C-0°C-4°C-7°C
Illoqortormiut-7°C-9°C-8°C-4°C2°C5°C7°C7°C4°C-1°C-6°C-8°C
Tasiilaq-3°C-4°C-3°C1°C3°C6°C7°C7°C5°C2°C-2°C-4°C

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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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