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

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Traveling to Nuuk, Greenland? If you're planning to go to Nuuk, this is 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 Nuuk, Greenland

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

Important essentials for Nuuk, Greenland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Nuuk is biting cold. 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). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

If you are traveling to Nuuk in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

Traveling to Nuuk in March, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain or snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Nuuk can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

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May

May in Nuuk can be extremely cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Nuuk is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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July

If you visit Nuuk during July, you will probably see that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

August in Nuuk is cold. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

Traveling to Nuuk in September, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October is frosty. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

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November

November here is biting cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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December

If you go to Nuuk in December, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Nuuk, Greenland

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

If you are going to see the must-see Hans Egede Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the Greenland National Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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