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

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Traveling to Western Greenland, Greenland? If you're planning to go to Western 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 Western Greenland, Greenland

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

Important essentials for Western Greenland, Greenland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western 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


  • N95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • 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 unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Western Greenland in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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February

February is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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March

If you are traveling to Western Greenland in March, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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April

April here can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

If you go to Western Greenland in May, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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June

If you are traveling to Western Greenland in June, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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July

July in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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August

August for Western Greenland can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Western Greenland in September, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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October

October in this region is biting cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November for Western Greenland is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

December can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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