Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland? If you're planning to go to Ittoqqortoormiit, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

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

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

January

In January, Ittoqqortoormiit is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Ittoqqortoormiit, with of the days of the month having rain. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Umbrella
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls

February

In February, Ittoqqortoormiit can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Ittoqqortoormiit, with of the days of the month having rain. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thick pajamas
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • High performance gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Coveralls
  • Umbrella

March

March here can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. There is frost almost every day. It snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Ittoqqortoormiit can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows about half of the time. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella

May

May in Ittoqqortoormiit is freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows about half of the time. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella

June

June in Ittoqqortoormiit is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows sometimes. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

July

July in Ittoqqortoormiit is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about a third of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

August

In August, Ittoqqortoormiit can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Ittoqqortoormiit, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

September

September can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

October

October in Ittoqqortoormiit is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows about half of the time. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots

November

In November, Ittoqqortoormiit can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Ittoqqortoormiit, with of the days of the month having rain. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

December

December in Ittoqqortoormiit can be bitter cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Thick pajamas
  • Coveralls
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Insulated boots
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, E, F and K
  • A SIM card that works in Ittoqqortoormiit

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