Packing list for summer trips
When planning a summer trip to Greenland, one must consider the unique climate and diverse activities available in this pristine Arctic destination. Packing appropriately for such a trip is crucial to ensure comfort and enjoyment amidst the stunning landscapes and exciting adventures.
- Layered Clothing: The key to staying comfortable in Greenland’s varying temperatures is layering. Pack thermal base layers, mid-layers (fleece or wool), and a waterproof and windproof outer shell.
- Waterproof Jacket and Pants: Protect yourself from rain, wind, and possible splashes while exploring glaciers or during boat tours.
- Insulated Jacket: Even in summer, evenings might get chilly, especially if you’re planning to venture into higher altitudes or go camping.
- Hiking Pants and Shorts: Lightweight and quick-drying hiking pants are ideal. Shorts can be useful for warmer days.
- Breathable Shirts: Long-sleeve shirts that provide sun protection or short-sleeve options for comfortable wear.
- Swimwear: For those willing to take a cold dip in the greenlandic ocean.
- Sturdy Hiking Boots: Comfortable footwear designed for trekking and hiking on various terrains.
- Woolen Socks: Several pairs of moisture-wicking socks for warmth and comfort, especially during longer walks.
Gear and Accessories:
- Backpack: A sturdy, waterproof backpack for day trips and carrying essentials.
- Hat, Gloves, and Scarf: Sunhat for sun protection and a warm hat, gloves, and scarf for cooler evenings or higher altitudes.
- Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright sunlight reflecting off the ice.
- Reusable Water Bottle: To stay hydrated during hikes or excursions.
- Mosquito Repellent: Depending on the location and season, mosquitoes might be present. In Ilulissat mosquito repellent is a necessity.
- Camera and Binoculars: Capture the stunning scenery and wildlife sightings.
- Power Bank and Chargers: As power sources might be limited in remote areas.
- First Aid Kit: Basic essentials for minor injuries or ailments.
- Travel Adapters: Check the plug types to ensure you can charge your devices. At Hotel Icefiord we have Type K.
- Toiletries and Personal Hygiene: Include eco-friendly options where possible, as Greenland is focused on sustainable tourism.
- Travel Documents: Passport, travel insurance, tickets, and any necessary permits or visas.
- Cash and Credit/Debit Cards: Some areas might have limited card acceptance, so it’s wise to carry cash.
- Guidebooks and Maps: For reference and navigation, especially in less-populated areas.
Packing for a summer trip to Greenland requires a thoughtful consideration of varied weather conditions and the diverse range of outdoor activities available. Being prepared ensures a more enjoyable and comfortable experience while exploring the unparalleled beauty of this Arctic wonderland.