Greenland Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Greenland Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Greenland, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Greenland is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Canada. Far removed from your average holiday destination, most of the country’s settlements are located on the coast, as the center of Greenland is pure ice. Its striking glacial beauty makes it a unique country. Most of the activities available are ice or snow themed; glacier hiking, skiing, ice rock climbing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. Wildlife enthusiasts will be treated to the sighting of many animals, including snowy owls, polar bears, white-tailed eagles and humpback whales. History lovers should make sure to visit Nordic ruins from the Viking settlement. Discover the Greenlandic culture with its blend of Inuit and Scandinavian influences by experiencing a live concert or spending the evening in a cozy pub listening to local musicians.

Make sure you know about Greenland’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Greenland’s stunning aurora borealis

Recommended travel vaccinations for Greenland

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Greenland

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Greenland


Medical Care in Greenland

Greenland has limited but adequate public healthcare facilities. Pharmacies and doctors are mainly clustered in Nuuk. Before travelling, you should always purchase good quality medical insurance including medical repatriation, and you should travel with a well-stocked medical kit and any prescriptions you may need. Each district has a health care center which caters for routine health problems. Queen Ingrid’s Hospital is the central hospital in Greenland and provides emergency and specialist services.

Ambulances can be accessed by dialling 112. Air ambulance is also possible, through companies such as Norlandair.

Is Greenland Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Road safety Beware of arctic conditions; Absence of railways or roads between towns
Tourism and expeditions Limited touristic facilities, see the link below for more details
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Greenland?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Greenland if you’re staying under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Greenland information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Greenland (NUUK)
Street Address:
Tuapannguit 48, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland

Tel.: (299) 31-1647 or (299) 55-3289

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Embassy to Denmark (COPENHAGEN)
Street Address:
Kristen Bernikowsgade 1, 1105 Copenhagen K., Denmark

Tel.: 45 33 48 32 00
Fax: 45 33-48-32-20

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy to Denmark.

Click here to access the embassy’s website