Summer and winter are the most popular seasons for traveling, but spring and autumn also offer extraordinary adventures. An advantage of traveling outside the typical high season is that prices are lower, while the experiences are fully in line with the high seasons – just a little different.
Some experiences in Greenland are dependent on the season. Dog sledding requires snow, northern lights require a dark sky. Therefore, it cannot be experienced in the months when there is midnight sun, etc. A part of the difference in seasonal excursions and experiences is Greenland weather. The weather in Greenland changes with the seasons while still being in the arctic regions. This means that you have a warmer weather in the summer months and colder weather in the winter months. This is also one of the fantastic things about Greenland as you can get both the breathtaking white landscape in winter and the beautiful greener nature in summer.
Summer in Greenland
Summer in Greenland is characterized by long bright and warm days with the possibility of hiking in the mountains, sailing on the fjords and generally active outdoor days. The summer months are June through August, but also the end of May and part of September offers summer experiences with midnight sun and long bright days.
Winter in Greenland – dog sledding and northern lights
To many, winter in Greenland is synonymous with dog sledding. The days are short and intense and often frosty and with high sun. It is also in the winter that you can experience the fantastic Northern Lights in Greenland on the dark and clear nights. The winter months are from December until April. However, you can already experience northern lights from late September.