Hotel Icefiord

Packing list for summer trips
in Greenland

What clothes do you need in Greenland?

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.

Clothing essentials

  1. 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.
  2. Waterproof Jacket and Pants: Protect yourself from rain, wind, and possible splashes while exploring glaciers or during boat tours.
  3. Insulated Jacket: Even in summer, evenings might get chilly, especially if you’re planning to venture into higher altitudes or go camping.
  4. Hiking Pants and Shorts: Lightweight and quick-drying hiking pants are ideal. Shorts can be useful for warmer days.
  5. Breathable Shirts: Long-sleeve shirts that provide sun protection or short-sleeve options for comfortable wear.
  6. Swimwear: For those willing to take a cold dip in the greenlandic ocean.
  7. Sturdy Hiking Boots: Comfortable footwear designed for trekking and hiking on various terrains.
  8. Woolen Socks: Several pairs of moisture-wicking socks for warmth and comfort, especially during longer walks.
Hotel Icefiord, hotel ved vandet med isbjerg

Gear and Accessories:

  1. Backpack: A sturdy, waterproof backpack for day trips and carrying essentials.
  2. Hat, Gloves, and Scarf: Sunhat for sun protection and a warm hat, gloves, and scarf for cooler evenings or higher altitudes.
  3. Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright sunlight reflecting off the ice.
  4. Reusable Water Bottle: To stay hydrated during hikes or excursions.
  5. Mosquito Repellent: Depending on the location and season, mosquitoes might be present. In Ilulissat mosquito repellent is a necessity.
  6. Camera and Binoculars: Capture the stunning scenery and wildlife sightings.
  7. Power Bank and Chargers: As power sources might be limited in remote areas.
  8. First Aid Kit: Basic essentials for minor injuries or ailments.

Miscellaneous Items:

  1. Travel Adapters: Check the plug types to ensure you can charge your devices. At Hotel Icefiord we have Type K.
  2. Toiletries and Personal Hygiene: Include eco-friendly options where possible, as Greenland is focused on sustainable tourism.
  3. Travel Documents: Passport, travel insurance, tickets, and any necessary permits or visas.
  4. Cash and Credit/Debit Cards: Some areas might have limited card acceptance, so it’s wise to carry cash.
  5. Guidebooks and Maps: For reference and navigation, especially in less-populated areas.
Iceberg in the fiord

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.