SAFETY TIPS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

CRIME

The crime rate is low. There are no serious security or safety concerns. Take normal security precautions and ensure personal belongings, including passports and travel documents, are secure at all times.

ROAD SAFETY

Arctic weather conditions may cause delays and interruptions in transport services. Carry enough funds to cover unexpected expenses.

There are no roads or railways between towns. Travel is only possible by air, sea, ski, snowmobile or dogsled.

Air Greenland operates regular domestic flights between all towns and larger settlements.

AIR TRAVEL

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

General information about foreign domestic airlines

TOURISM AND EXPEDITIONS

Tourist facilities are limited. Main tourist centres are in:

  • Nuuk
  • Ilulissat
  • Disko Bugt (or Disko Bay)
  • southern Greenland
  • Tasiilaq, in eastern Greenland

You must apply for a special permit at the Ministry of Domestic Affairs, Nature and Environment of Greenland to explore glaciers, mountains or the National Park in northeast Greenland.

You should travel with a tour operator.

Travel in remote parts – Government of Greenland