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

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

When to go to Oqaatsut, Greenland

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

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

January

If you go to Oqaatsut in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Oqaatsut is frigid and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C). It snows a bit less than half of the time.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Oqaatsut is freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Oqaatsut is unbearably cold and somewhat 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.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Oqaatsut in May, you will notice that it is freezing and very snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Oqaatsut can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and once in a while jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Oqaatsut, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Oqaatsut can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

August

August in Oqaatsut is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s 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 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Oqaatsut is cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains about half of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Oqaatsut is frigid and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows 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 almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Oqaatsut in November, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and very 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 most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Oqaatsut in December, you will notice that it is biting cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Oqaatsut, 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 Oqaatsut

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