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


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

January 5°F to 29°F
3 to 14 days*
February -2°F to 27°F
1 to 13 days*
March -0°F to 27°F
2 to 12 days*
April 14°F to 32°F
3 to 13 days*
May 27°F to 38°F
3 to 9 days*
June 36°F to 45°F
2 to 9 days*
July 41°F to 50°F
4 to 10 days*
August 40°F to 49°F
5 to 9 days*
September 34°F to 43°F
3 to 12 days*
October 23°F to 38°F
4 to 11 days*
November 14°F to 34°F
4 to 11 days*
December 11°F to 31°F
4 to 10 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.


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°F45°F38°F29°F22°F18°F
Ilulissat11°F7°F11°F23°F34°F43°F49°F45°F38°F27°F18°F14°F
Qaqortoq31°F29°F31°F34°F38°F41°F47°F47°F43°F40°F36°F32°F
Sisimiut16°F11°F14°F25°F36°F45°F50°F50°F41°F32°F25°F20°F
Maniitsoq20°F18°F20°F29°F38°F45°F50°F50°F43°F34°F27°F23°F
Narsaq22°F22°F25°F32°F41°F49°F50°F50°F43°F34°F27°F23°F
Paamiut23°F23°F25°F32°F40°F47°F52°F50°F43°F36°F29°F27°F
Qasigiannguit11°F7°F11°F23°F34°F43°F49°F47°F38°F27°F18°F14°F
Upernavik7°F2°F2°F16°F31°F38°F43°F43°F36°F29°F22°F14°F
Illoqortormiut14°F11°F11°F22°F32°F40°F43°F43°F36°F27°F18°F13°F
Tasiilaq23°F23°F23°F31°F36°F40°F41°F41°F38°F32°F27°F22°F

Legend:

bad weather

very bad weather



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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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