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

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Traveling to Qaqortoq, Greenland? If you're planning to go to Qaqortoq, this article contains 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 Qaqortoq, Greenland

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

Important essentials for Qaqortoq, Greenland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Qaqortoq, 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 frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, Qaqortoq is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Qaqortoq, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is very windy.

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February

In February, Qaqortoq is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Qaqortoq, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is very breezy.

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March

If you go to Qaqortoq in March, you will notice that it is very cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Qaqortoq is very cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also 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.

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May

May for Qaqortoq can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about a third of the time.

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June

June here is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Qaqortoq in July, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

In August, Qaqortoq is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Qaqortoq, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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September

September in Qaqortoq 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. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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October

In October, Qaqortoq can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Qaqortoq, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is very windy.

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November

Traveling to Qaqortoq in November, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in this region is very cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows about half of the time.

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Activities for Qaqortoq, Greenland

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

If you go to the Qaqortoq Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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