Practical Information about Greenland
Visa and passport - Greenland
Greenland is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and have therefore the same requirements for the visa, as you are travel to Denmark.
Weather in Greenland
The weather in Greenland change much during the different seasons and each season has speciel advantages.
Internet & Wifi
Regarding Internet and Wifi Greenland is not quite as good as the rest of the Nordic countries
Opening hours In the major towns supermarkets are typically open on weekdays from 10:00 - 17:30, on Fridays until 18:00 and Saturdays from 09:00 - 13:00.
In many towns, however, there are corner shops and grocer's shops that have longer opening hours and which are also open on Sundays.
Bank & Currency in Greenland
Currency Greenland is included in the Danish national community, and a common currency is thus used called “the Danish krone”. One krone is divided into 100 Øre. Coins are circulated in the following denominations: 50 Øre (copper) 1 Krone, 2 Kroner, 5 Kroner (silver, each with a hole in the centre) 10 and 20 Kroner (both brass). Regarding bank notes they are issued in denominations of: 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kroner.
Banks You will find there are banks in all major towns. Grønlandsbanken has branches in Nuuk, Sisimiut, Oaqortoq, Ilulissat and Maniitsoq. KNI/POST represen...
Greenland, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you visit from the UK and Ireland, you will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances.
Some appliances, like chargers for laptops, digital cameras or mobile phones, may already be compatible with multiple voltages and may just need a travel adapter.
Greenland uses the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs so you can use adapter types "C" or "F" (often labelled as a ...
What to Pack - Greenland
Regarding the Arctic climate, the weather conditions change rapidly in Greenland, be prepared for it
Time & Daylight
Greenland covers four time zones (GMT +0 to -4), and Greenland lies between latitude 59°N and 84°N. In fact, you will find extreme difference in daylight hours between winter and summer, especially in the north of the Arctic Circle.
Northern Light Depending where the traveller goes concerning latitude and time of the year the experience contrasting phenomena of the Northern Lights or Midnight Sun is possible to see. Actually between September and March the short daylight hours are an ideal time to view the northern lights, or aurora borealis-amazing displays of light wi...
Public telephones When visiting Greenland you will find no telephone booths. You can call from hotels. Almost every post office also have the service with public payphones, from where you can call anywhere in the world.
Mobile phones In Greenland you will find a developed telecommunication network, and the mobile phone is used widespread. You will find well roaming agreements exists for some international mobile companies.
Mobile phones can also be hired at TELE Greenland shops in all towns. (A deposit is required.). The mobile phone system in Greenland is ...
Credit Cards & Traveller Cheques in Greenland
Credit Cards In Greenland you easily find a ATM in all towns to withdraw Danish kroner (DKK) using the following credit cards. In general you can use all major credit cards like Visa-Diners-Maestro-Dankort-Visa Plus Card-Visa Electron-Eurocheque Card-Eurocard/Mastercard. Remember it`s require a 4-digit Pin Number. Like other countries credit cards can be used at many hotels, restaurants and shops, but a good rule always to have some small Danish cash in the pocket, as some ATMs may not be in service at the weekend.
Travellers Cheques In fact, Cheques in major currencies can...
Post offices can be found in all major communities in Greenland.
Business hours are typically Monday-Friday 9:00-15:00.
Mail from Greenland takes about four to five days to reach Europe.
The official languages The official languages in Greeland called “Kalaallisut”. It belongs to the Inuit-Aleut family of languages that is spoken by some 80,000 people in Greenland, Canada and Alaska.
Related to Greenland history Danish was the official languages until 2009, and still the primary schools in Greenland teach Danish.
The young generation in Greenland is more educated and speaks good English. In the tourist information’s you will also find services in French and German.