How to Get to Greenland & When to Go


Greenland - ice and Inuit culture

The view of the east coast of Greenland seen from a helicopter.

How exactly does one get oneself to Greenland? Not sure? We are here to help: this blog post will tell you all about it!

When to Travel to Greenland?

Flights to and from Greenland are somewhat seasonal: flight availability ramps up during the busier summer months and tapers off in the chillier winter months. With a little planning, you can land yourself in Greenland any time of year.


Summer is a vibrant, color-rich time to visit Greenland. If you’re planning a summer getaway, July and early August are primetime midsummer months in Greenland; although the entire summer season stretches from May/June to September, depending on how far north in Greenland you are traveling. 


 If you’re more of a snow-bunny traveler (and sub-zero temperatures don’t phase you), December through April offer fantastic winter adventures, such as authentic dog sledding, spectacular northern lights, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and much more. Check out our post about our top 6 winter activities in Grenland for the full story on that.

Who Will Take Me to Greenland?

Photo: Jan Zelina

Airlines That Fly to Greenland
The big question: there are two main airlines offering year-round service to Greenland, Air Greenland and Air Iceland. Get a ride with one of these guys and they’ll be sure to get you where you’re going.

Flights from Iceland to Greenland
Air Iceland has year-round service from Reykjavik domestic Airport to Kulusuk on the east coast of Greenland. Service to Kulusuk is offered more or less daily during the summer and twice weekly in the winter. Air Iceland offers flights to Ilulissat -home town of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Icefjord - daily in summertime and twice a week in the winter season (Feb - April). Furthermore they have service to the capital, Nuuk, from March to October (twice a week) and to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland from June to September (2-3 times a week - from Keflavik Airport).

Air Greenland offers twice-weekly flights from Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport) March to October to Nuuk and twice-weekly flights to Ilulissat from June to August. Hop on a plane in Keflavik and find yourself in the capital city of Nuuk or by the UNESCO classified icefjord in less than an afternoon’s work.

Fun tip: there wont be any immigration queues into Greenland on a flight from Iceland, but do remember to get your passport stamped.

Photo: Jan Zelina

Flights from Denmark to Greenland
All year-round flights from Denmark to Greenland are offered via Air Greenland. Hop on a plane in Copenhagen and find yourself in Kangerlussuaq or Narsaruaq in just a few short hours. A summertime flight to Narsarsuaq is available about twice per week.

If you are looking for fun and adventurous Greenland Tours, Greenland Adventures from Icelandic Mountain Guides have been offering a great selection of guided and self-guided tours since 1996!

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