Before going to Greenland, I read that it’s not so windy there. But for your own good, it’s better to assume it’s windy and take appropriate clothes. 🙂
Wearing proper clothes is very crucial in Greenland. A few layers, with outer wind- and water-proof one is a very good idea; especially in winter. In summer months (June-August), the weather may change from very warm to very cold, plus mosquitoes and midges may be quite annoying.
Is it cold in Greenland?
Well, it is often cold.
Cold places are “cool”. 😉
Greenland has an Arctic climate with average temperatures about 10 degrees Celsius in the warmest months (it can be even around 20C). Winder is colder, much colder; so you really have to plan what kind of clothes you should take with you for visiting Greenland. At the end, “cold” is a part of unique experience in Greenland. 😉
Can you believe there are hot springs in Greenland?
“They are not due to volcanic activity, as is the case on Iceland. It appears that the water is heated by deep layers in the earth’s crust rubbing against each other.” (source: https://visitgreenland.com)
The temperature of hot springs in Greenland varies between ~37-60 degrees Celsius.
Dog sledding is an interesting experience you can have in Greenland, in winter.
At some point, I was thinking “poor dogs”, but these dogs actually don’t mind low temperatures and love to run; so it’s definitely far far from “elephants in Thailand”, etc.
Just be aware, that sled dogs are “kind of wild dogs”, even looking extra cute, they can be pet only if the owner allows to do so!