Every months is different and beautiful in its own way in Greenland, but here is our recommendation to the seasons:
November – January
These are the dark months in Ilulissat and the sun does not get above the horizon from 15th. November till 13th. January, but we still have daylight. This month you can experience beautiful Polar nights and northern light, we offer boat tours and shorter dogsledge tours. Christmas time is special in Greenland with lots of light in peoples windows and New Year offers firework you would not believe to find on these latitudes. 13th. January the town walks to Holms Hill and greet the sun back. A great time if you want to experience the dark months and pretty much have the place to yourself!
These are the best months for winter activities. We have lots of daylight and beautiful Polar nights with the chance to see northern light. We run all winter activity tours such as boat trips, dogsledge, snow show hikes, snow mobile etc.
The days are getting longer and the midnight sun is back at the end of May. Sometimes we still have winter in May and snow in the beginning of June. This is spring time in Greenland. The Kangia glacier starts moving again and the ice is melting fast in the deep fiords. We run tours, but it all depends on the conditions.
This is high season in Greenland! We have midnight sun till the end of July, the tundra and back country is beautiful with flowers and berries. The glaciers are moving fast and the scenery is amazing. The temperatures are usually nice and warm, and you actually have days where you can wear your t-shirt and shorts. All tours run during these months. Book early as rooms in town are hard to find during these months!
End of August and September are beautiful! We have lots of daylight and beautiful fall colours, lots of berries in the mountains….and the mosquitos are gone. You can also experience northern light at the end of August and sometimes we have the first snow in September.
Winter is back. Usually we have snow and usually dogsledge is possible. We still have nice day light and fine polar nights with good chances of seeing northern light. You can hike, take boat trips, visit small settlements and more during these months. You will not see many other tourist for these months.
Like anywhere else in the world these years, we see climate changing and the season can vary from year to year. Some years we have very hard winters, lots of snow, other years we get little snow and even have days with plus degrees.
Imaq is the Greenland word, meaning maybe and is often used as traveling in Greenland means adapting to the current conditions.
Also Northern light all depends on the activity from the sun and a clear sky and is never a guarantee.