Packing List for Greenland in Summer: June - September

Think basic and practical, but of course you should also feel comfortable. It’s most important to be practical.

We recommend you follow the layer-on-layer principle, which enables you to add or reduce layers according to the current weather.
If you like to dress well when you go to a restaurant, then do so.

Your suitcase must weigh no more than 20 kg and hand luggage no more than 8 kg.

In addition to your regular clothes, we recommend:

  • Hiking shoes or boots (water-proof and profiled soles)
  • Wind- and water-proof outerwear (lightweight)
  • Fleece jacket / vest
  • Thermal underwear
  • T-shirts, both short and long-sleeved
  • Jeans
  • Hat and gloves for sailing trips

The air is dry and the sun is strong in Greenland, so remember:

  • Sunscreen, high factor and oil-based
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Lip balm
  • Eye drops, especially if you wear contact lenses
  • Remember to drink more water than you would usually at home

Yes - there are mosquitoes and flies in the summer

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Antipruritic or antihistamine
  • Mosquito net (can be bought in Greenland)

And additionally:

  • Pocket Binoculars
  • Earplugs (north of the Arctic Circle, there are sled dogs and they bark loudly)
  • Hiking map / Map, we recommend Arctic Sun Maps. Find them here:

Baggage on flights to Greenland

For the sake of aviation security, a limit has been set for how much checked baggage and hand luggage is permitted.
On Air Greenland flights you can include up to 20 kg checked-in luggage and 8 kg cabin baggage.

Greenland and Denmark have adopted rules limiting the amount of liquids which air passengers may carry in their cabin baggage: It is only permitted to carry liquids or gels in containers that cannot exceed 100 millilitres.

Also, do not bring sharp objects such as hiking poles, pocket knives, knitting needles, nail scissors, etc. in your hand luggage. Such items must be packed in your checked baggage.