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London (LHR)to

Nuuk (GOH)
27 02 2024 - 05 03 2024
GBP 1,030*
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FromLondon (LGW)ToKulusuk (KUS)Round trip
07 07 2024 - 10 07 2024


GBP 1,262*

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Visiting Greenland

A birds eye view of the city of Nuuk lit up in dusky pink evening light

Fly to Greenland in summer

Although Greenland experiences four distinct seasons, it is the summer and winter months that tend to draw the biggest crowds.

Travellers looking to spend summer in Greenland can expect stunning nature and long days to enjoy it.

Summer in Greenland runs between June and August and this is a prime time for watching the landscape come to life. You can enjoy long days with the midnight sun, observe tundra in bloom, or go on hiking and boating expeditions. Destinations like Nuuk are idyllic in the warmer months.

From breathtaking landscapes, glacial fjords, and unique wildlife, there are plenty of reasons to get to know Greenland better.

Winter in Greenland: what to expect

Winter runs between October and February. This is the time of year when temperatures drop below freezing and the landscape is covered in a sheet of white snow.

Those travelling north of the Arctic Circle in winter will experience shorter days but can enjoy the stunning snowscape lit up by the Northern Lights from almost anywhere.

The longer nights bring with them the opportunity to spot the Northern Lights and wildlife like musk ox and reindeer. Winter above the Arctic Circle can become inaccessible by vehicle, but dog sleds, boats, and snowmobiles are recommended.

But no matter when you book flights to Greenland from the UK, you're guaranteed the trip of a lifetime.

Icebergs float in Disko Bay in Greenland
A sailboat is making its way across a body of water in Greenland, with icebergs to the background of the picture

Travelling within Greenland

There are no trains and roads between the communities in Greenland, due to the great distances between them.

The main forms of transport include aeroplanes, boats, helicopters, and dog sledding.

Taking a boat or ship is the most cost-effective way to travel around Greenland, and hopping aboard a cruise is a popular way to explore the country. That said, many UK tourists opt for plane travel due to the speed and comfort of the journey.

Those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience might opt to take a helicopter over the stunning ice-covered landscapes of the country. But if you want to keep your feet on the ground and still enjoy an unforgettable experience, try going dog-sledding through the magnificent scenery.

Getting to Greenland with Icelandair

Icelandair offers flights to Greenland via Iceland from across the UK. Icelandair makes it easy for travellers to explore this huge, other-worldly island just a couple of hours' flying distance from Reykjavík.

Our flights between Iceland and Greenland are operated on De Havilland Canada (DHC) aircraft, and due to their smaller size, the service on board is limited compared to that on board the larger Boeing aircraft that connect Iceland with Europe and North America.

Baggage allowances for Greenland flights are not the same as for other international Icelandair flights. So if you're boarding a flight from the UK to Greenland, we recommend checking the baggage allowance. Please note that there are some restrictions to hand luggage in place due to smaller overhead compartments.

We also have a selection of options in terms of classes of service on flights from Iceland to Greenland.

A map of Icelandair’s routes between Iceland and Greenland - showing flights to Ilulissat, Nuuk, Narsarsuaq and Kulusuk

FAQs about travel to Greenland

Helpful information for UK travellers flying to Greenland

How long is the flight to Greenland from the UK?

The flight to Greenland from the UK can take up to 15 hours, depending on several factors. For instance, the airport you land at and depart from, as well as the specific route your airline takes, will affect your overall flight time.

However, as an example, the flight duration from LHR-GOH (Nuuk) is around 8 hours. When you book flights to Greenland with Icelandair, you will first stopover in Iceland at our Keflavík hub.

When can I book cheap flights to Greenland from the UK?

Being flexible on your dates and booking flights to Greenland from the UK during the off-season can help you find cheap flights. We also recommend booking your tickets in advance and checking our flight deals regularly to secure the best airfare.

When is the best time to visit Greenland?

The best time to visit Greenland depends on your personal preferences. Summer is ideal for those seeking hiking opportunities or wanting to catch the midnight sun. While winter is perfect for snowmobiling, dog sledding and hunting for the northern lights.

Which airports in the UK can I depart from?

Icelandair offers flights to Greenland from 3 major cities in the UK: London, Manchester and Glasgow. You can use the flight finder tool above to find flights from your nearest airport.

Icelandair provides flights from the UK to four spell-binding destinations across Greenland: Ilulissat, Narsarsuaq, Kulusuk and Nuuk.

What currency does Greenland use?

Danish Kroner (DKK) is the official currency in Greenland, although some souvenir shops may accept foreign currency in notes. It is wise to have cash in DKK on you, especially when visiting small towns and settlements.

Most major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Diners, Dankort, and American Express) are accepted in ATMs. For money withdrawal, you must use your PIN-code. You will find ATMs in the following towns: Nanortalik, Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Paamiut, Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut, Kangerlussuaq, Aasiaat, Qasigiannguit, Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Upernavik, Tasiilaq.

Is Greenland safe for tourists?

Greenland is very safe for tourists. With a small population and friendly locals, you’ll feel more than welcome when visiting this unique country.

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