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Best time to visit Greenland

Our verdict

The best time to visit Greenland is June-August

Are you looking for the best time to visit Greenland? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Greenland is a great destination to visit almost all year round, June-August is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In the summer months, temperatures in Nuuk can climb to a maximum of around 23℃ (73℉) during the day. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -14℃ (6℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Greenland, and you can see more in the handy table below.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Greenland when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Greenland usually falls during the months surrounding October each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Greenland below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Greenland seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Greenland is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Greenland

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
NuukJune-August
-6℃
-9℃
-7℃
-10℃
-6℃
-10℃
-2℃
-6℃
2℃
-1℃
7℃
4℃
9℃
6℃
9℃
6℃
5℃
3℃
1℃
-1℃
-2℃
-5℃
-4℃
-7℃
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Top FAQs

Greenland is in North America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Greenland:

The warmest month of the year in Nuuk, one of the most popular places to visit in Greenland, is August.
The driest month of the year in Nuuk, Greenland, is usually around February each year.

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