Greenland Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Greenland?

How much money will you need for your trip to Greenland? You should plan to spend around kr1,420 ($209) per day on your vacation in Greenland, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, kr400 ($59) on meals for one day and kr286 ($42) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Greenland for a couple is kr1,558 ($230). So, a trip to Greenland for two people for one week costs on average kr19,876 ($2,931). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    kr1,420
  • One Week Per person
    kr9,938
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    kr19,876
  • One Month Per person
    kr42,591
  • One Week For a couple
    kr19,876
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    kr39,752
  • One Month For a couple
    kr85,182
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A vacation to Greenland for one week usually costs around kr9,938 for one person. So, a trip to Greenland for two people costs around kr19,876 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs kr39,752 in Greenland. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Greenland can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Greenland?

How much does a trip to Greenland cost? Is Greenland expensive? The average Greenland trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Greenland prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Greenland can vary, the average cost of food in Greenland is kr400 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Greenland should cost around kr160 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Greenland is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Greenland is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent kr286 per person, per day, on local transportation in Greenland.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    kr779
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    kr1,558
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    kr400
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    kr286
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    kr254
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
    kr343
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    kr171


Flights to Greenland

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Greenland is the largest island in the world that is not its own continent. It is located in the far northeast of North America and is mostly found within the Arctic. It was granted self government from Denmark in 1979 and then more recently voted for autonomy as its own country with only formal ties left to Denmark. Currently, Copenhagen is still responsible for foreign affairs but many people predict that eventually Greenland will have full independence.

Greenland is about the size of Mexico, although looking at it on a flat map can be very misleading, as it looks about the size of Africa. It also has the world's lowest population density. Particularly in the small towns, there are very few signs for restaurants or hotels, so you may have to ask where you can eat or stay. Nobody will mind giving you directions as they likely know where everything is and are often eager to help.

Southern Greenland is jokingly called the "banana coast" by locals as this is where you will experience the least extreme temperatures, although it is still bitterly cold. It is also the most accessible part of Greenland. This area has many beautiful fjords and mountains, as well as flowering plants and fertile land, all next to icebergs and glaciers. Western Greenland is what is typically thought of when one envisions Greenland. There are dogsled trips, houses with with fish and sharkmeat hanging out front, and large icebergs floating in the ocean. Eastern Greenland is sparsely populated, even by Greenland standards and Northern Greenland is predominantly occupied by Northeast Greenland National Park.
At A Glance
  • Although there are several cruises that visit Greenland, in general, flying is your only way to reach the country. Trans-oceanic flights arrive in either Kangerlussuaq or Narsarsuaq. This limited accessibility mean that traveling to Greenland is quite expensive. Travel agents may be your best option when arranging flights because they occasionally know of discounts through Greenland Tourism.

  • Once you're in Greenland, it can be a difficult place to travel around. The sparse population and a lack of infrastructure mean that many parts of the country are completely inaccessible. There is no road or rail system, so the easiest way to travel is by plane. Air Greenland is the best domestic airline. During the summer months destinations between Narsarsuaq and Uummannaq on the west coast can be reach by Arctic Umiaq passenger ships.

  • The official language of Greenland is Greenlandic. This is most commonly used along the western coast, but in the east the dialect is slightly different. Both languages are quite difficult to learn due to the challenging pronunciation. Almost all Greenlanders also speak Danish and some have a decent understanding of English. It's worth trying to learn a few words in Greenlandic though as this can greatly improve your experience.

  • The official currency of Greenland is the Danish Krone. In touristy areas the Icelandic krona, Euros, Sterling, and US Dollars may also be accepted. While the number of places that accept credit and debit cards continues to rise, Greenland is still predominantly a cash economy. Hotels and major chains may take credit cards, but otherwise it's best to be prepared to pay with cash. Every town has at least one ATM and many banks will give cash advances on credit cards.

  • There are some fascinating souvenirs you can buy in Greenland. Inuit art and crafts are interesting. Sealskin is made into belts, purses, coats, and almost anything else. Duty free items are also available including alcohol and cigarettes.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Ilulissat Icefjord: This fjord is located in western Greenland and is well worth a visit. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

The Midnight Sun: In the northern two thirds of Greenland there are several days to weeks during the summer months when the sun does not set. The summer solstice, June 21st, is a national holiday. It is a truly unique experience to be somewhere that the sun does not go down. During the winter months the reverse is true and it is always dark.

Norse Settlements: It is possible to see the remains of several Norse Settlements in Southern Greenland. In Igaliku there are the remains of a Greenlandic cathedral and a reconstruction of Thorhilda's church is seen in Qassiarsuk.

Popular Foods
Cuisine in Greenland is historically made with the meat of marine mammals, game, birds or fish. There is a significant amount of protein in the traditional dishes. After colonization the cuisine was greatly influenced by Danish and Canadian cultures. Restaurants today often have a mix of traditional dishes and more international options. During the summer months it is not uncommon to eat outdoors.

Suaasat: This is the national dish of Greenland. It's a traditional soup that is usually made with either seal or whale, reindeer or sea birds. It also has onions and potatoes and is flavored with salt, pepper and a bay leaf. It can be thickened with either rice or soaked barley.

Ammassat: Seafood in Greenland is often smoked. In particular, this fish is a favorite. It is in the salmon family and is easily dried.

Arfivik: This is a popular dish made with Bowhead whale. The whale meat is smoked and served with onions and potatoes.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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