Greenland

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in Greenland due to COVID-19. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws and special circumstances in this country.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

None (self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark); +(45) 3341-7100; EMER: +(45) 3341-7400; US Embassy Copenhagen, Dag Hammarskjöld's Ale 24, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone Code

299

Local Emergency Phone

112

Vaccinations

See WHO recommendations

http://www.who.int/

Climate

Arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters

Currency (Code)

Danish kroner (DKK)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F, K

Plug Type CPlug Type EPlug Type FPlug Type K

Major Languages

Greenlandic (West Greenlandic or Kalaallisut is the official language), Danish, English

Major Religions

Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs

Time Difference

UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October; note: Greenland has four time zones

Potable Water

Yes

International Driving Permit

Suggested

Road Driving Side

Right

Tourist Destinations

Ilulissat Icefjord & Jakobshavn Glacier; Ilulissat Museum; Nuuk Art Museum; Kangerdlugssup Glacier; Qagortoq

Major Sports

Soccer, track and field, handball, skiing

Cultural Practices

The national dish of Greenland is 'suaasat,' a traditional Greenlandic soup often made from seal, whale, reindeer, or seabirds and seasoned with salt and pepper, or bay leaf. The soup often includes onions and potatoes and is thickened with rice or barley. While eating in Greenland, it is customary to keep one's hands visible even when resting. So wrists are often laid on the table.

Tipping Guidelines

All prices include tips and gratuity, but you may round up for good service.


Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444


Page last updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2022