Pack light

Both Air Greenland and Air Iceland, the only two airlines that provide international flights to/from Greenland, have very strict luggage allowance. Both airlines allow 20kg of checked-in luggage (economy) and 8kg of hand baggage. Overweight charges vary depending on destinations, but we can assure you that it will cost you a fortune. In addition, it is very difficult to receive discounts on surplus weight fees. Pack compact.

Prepare for the Arctic weather—I mean, your gadgets

If you are traveling Greenland in winter, prepare your gadgets for the Arctic weather. Cold temperature below the freezing mark could cause several issues to your cameras: LCD, battery, zoom-function, or even complete failure. Using freeze-proof cameras is recommended. It is also a good idea to use a UV or skylight filter and a lens hood.

And you, of course.

“There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.”
Dress in layers, from synthetic fibre fur/wool to wind and waterproof. Even in summer, sailing trips can be cold due to the low water temperature. Make sure to bring hats, scarves and gloves on a sailing trip. But inland, summer can be so warm that shorts and t-shirts are suitable, although mosquitoes can be a problem in July and August. Bring a mosquito net, insect repellent and antihistamine if you are allergic to insect bites. Also sunglasses and sunblock lotions with a high factor are musts for any season, as the sun and the reflection is very strong.

Internet search? You’d better do it before Greenland

The internet service is rather expensive in Greenland. The country’s the only Internet service provider, TELE, charges customers by the amount of data traffic they used. You can buy a mobile broadband stick: For more on prices and conditions, visit www.tele.gl
Although many hotels in big towns provide WiFi service, it is often not free. Also some accommodations may not provide the Internet service at all, particularly in settlements.
Thus, it is highly recommended to do the heavy research BEFORE flying to Greenland.

Research tips:

  • Nearly every information you would need to know about Greenland can be found at www.greenland.com
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