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Best time to visit Greenland

The best time to visit Greenland is during the summer months from June to August when the days are long and the island is most accessible.

However, for those wanting to experience the northern lights and activities such as dog sledding, we recommend travelling between August and mid-October, or mid-February to April. Winters can be very harsh in Greenland.

Climate charts for cities and places within Greenland

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) -523 -523 -523 -130 337 846 1050 1050 643 134 -228 -425
Min temp (C)(F) -1112 -1112 -1112 -719 -228 134 337 439 134 -327 -621 -916
Sunshine hours 0 1 3 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 1 0
Daylight hours 6 9 12 15 19 21 20 16 13 10 6 4
Rainfall (mm)(in) 392 452 492 452 542 602 833 914 873 683 723 542
Rainy Days 14 12 15 12 12 10 12 12 14 14 14 14
Humidity L L L L M M M M L L L L
UV 0/L 0/L 1/L 2/L 3/M 4/M 4/M 3/M 2/L87 1/L 0/L 0/L
Sea temp (C)(F) -130 -130 -130 -130 32 134 236 439 439 236 134 32