PlaneJourney finds and compares airfares to Greenland from 1093 airlines from around the world. You can’t buy airline tickets on our site, but you can find the lowest prices and special offers with no extra fees or surcharges. Find the cheapest tickets to Greenland with PlaneJourney. Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, and its population of approximately 56,000 people is scattered across coastal communities.
Major cities and airports in Greenland
- Nuuk: Nuuk Airport
- Ilulissat: Ilulissat Airport
- Qaqortoq: Qaqortoq Heliport (there are no airports in Qaqortoq)
- Sisimiut: Sisimiut Airport
- Maniitsoq: Maniitsoq Airport
Time and Communication
Greenland spans four time zones from UTC-4 to UTC-1 and does not observe daylight saving time. Tele Greenland is the primary telecommunications company offering cellular services, with coverage focusing on the larger towns and settlements.
Money and shopping
Greenland uses the Danish Krone (DKK) as its currency. As of the time of writing, the exchange rate is approximately 6.3 DKK to 1 USD. While other currencies are not typically accepted, credit cards are commonly used, with Visa and Mastercard being the most widely accepted. Currency exchange facilities generally operate during normal business hours, typically 9 am to 4 pm.
Due to Greenland’s vast distances and difficult terrain, air and sea transport are crucial. Air Greenland operates scheduled services between towns and settlements, while Arctic Umiaq Line provides a ferry service for longer coastal journeys. In the towns, taxis and local bus services are available.
- Ilulissat Icefjord: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this impressive fjord is filled with enormous icebergs calved from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere.
- Nuuk and the Greenland National Museum: The capital city, Nuuk, has a modern vibe, with the National Museum showcasing mummies and artifacts from ancient to modern times.
- Uunartoq Hot Springs: These natural hot springs are warm enough for bathing, with stunning views of icebergs and snow-capped mountains.
- Thule and Qaanaaq: These remote northern settlements provide a glimpse into traditional Inuit life and culture.
- Northern Lights: During the dark winter months, the northern lights frequently illuminate Greenland’s sky with a mesmerizing display of color.