Greenland
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Greenland

The best time to visit Greenland is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Greenland is 10°C in August and the lowest is -7°C in February.

Greenland has the ice cap climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Greenland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Greenland weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -6 -7 -6 -2 2 7 9 10 6 1 -3 -4
Precipitation (mm) 26 22 20 29 32 26 38 40 50 43 37 34

Climate data from city: Nuuk




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Greenland weather

The Greenland weather for will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The Greenland weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Nuuk.

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Climate Greenland

Greenland has the ice cap climate prevailing. It is always cold here with temperatures below 0°C. The average annual temperature for Greenland is 0° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 190 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 2.

Greenland

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -6 -7 -6 -2 2 7 9 10 6 1 -3 -4
Night temp. (°C) -9 -10 -10 -6 -1 4 7 7 3 -1 -5 -7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 26 22 20 29 32 26 38 40 50 43 37 34
Days with rain 3 3 4 7 8 10 10 11 13 8 6 5
Days with snow 13 13 14 14 11 2 - 1 5 9 10 14
Dry days 15 12 13 9 12 18 21 19 12 14 14 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 5 6 9 12 12 9 6 5 4 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1

Climate data from city: Nuuk

Greenland weather by month

What is the average Greenland weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Greenland?

Greenland lies in a straight line about 3,856 km from United States (New York → Nuuk).

How long is the flight to Greenland?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Greenland is approximately 8 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Greenland?

These are the largest airports in Greenland:

How many inhabitants are there in Greenland?

Greenland has approximately 55,877 inhabitants.

How big is Greenland?

The area of Greenland is around 2,166,086 km². It is 9x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Greenland?

The capital of Greenland is Nuuk.

What is the currency of Greenland?

In Greenland the Danish krone (DKK) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 6.28 Danish krone
  • 1 Danish krone = 0.16 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 627.63 Danish krone
  • 100 Danish krone = 15.93 US dollar

What is the area code of Greenland?

The area code to call Greenland is +299.