Igaliku, Greenland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Igaliku, Greenland? If you're planning to go to Igaliku, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Igaliku, Greenland

Based on the climate and weather in Igaliku, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Igaliku, Greenland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Igaliku, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Igaliku, Greenland by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Igaliku in January, you will notice that it is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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February

If you are traveling to Igaliku in February, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

March

March in Igaliku is freezing and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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April

In April, Igaliku is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Igaliku, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May in Igaliku is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average. There is frost about half of the time.

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June

In June, Igaliku can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Igaliku, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

July

July in Igaliku is cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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August

August can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September in Igaliku is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost about half of the time.

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October

In October, Igaliku is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Igaliku, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%. There is frost most days.

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November

November for Igaliku is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains once in a while and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December in Igaliku is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost almost every day.

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Activities for Igaliku, Greenland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Igaliku.

If you go to Mountain pass, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

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