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

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Traveling to Southern Greenland, Greenland? If you're planning to go to Southern Greenland, we have 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 Southern Greenland, Greenland

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

Important essentials for Southern Greenland, Greenland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern Greenland, 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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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 of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, Southern Greenland can be dangerously cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s 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 Southern Greenland, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost most days. Additionally, it is at times dangerously windy.

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February

February in Southern Greenland is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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March

In March, Southern Greenland can be extremely cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Greenland, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost almost every day of the month. Additionally, it is at times dangerously windy.

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April

April for Southern Greenland is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost almost every day. It rains or snows regularly.

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May

In May, Southern Greenland can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s 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 Southern Greenland, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about two thirds of the time. Additionally, it is extremely windy, with speeds approaching gale force.

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June

June in Southern Greenland can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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July

July in Southern Greenland is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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August

August in Southern Greenland is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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September

If you vacation in Southern Greenland during September, you might find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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October

In October, Southern Greenland is very cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Greenland, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost most days. Additionally, it is extremely windy, with speeds approaching gale force.

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November

November in Southern Greenland can be extremely cold. 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 low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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