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

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

When to go to Tasiilaq, Greenland

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

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

January

January in Tasiilaq can be dangerously cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Tasiilaq is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 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 80% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Tasiilaq is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Tasiilaq in April, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans

May

If you visit Tasiilaq during May, you are likely to find that it is frosty. Temperatures tend to hover around the 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Tasiilaq is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Tasiilaq is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Tasiilaq is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Tasiilaq is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Tasiilaq is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

November

November in Tasiilaq is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens

December

December in Tasiilaq is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tasiilaq, 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 Tasiilaq
  • Appropriate museum wear

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