Lone cross-country skiier enjoying the graded tracks near Sisimiut - West Greenland

Winter (Nov – Jan)

The winter months in Greenland are less about being outdoors, and more about enjoying time with family and friends. There is too much snow to do many of the summer activities, and the icy surfaces of the lakes and fjords can be unstable and therefore dangerous.

That said, winter is one of the most beautiful times to visit Greenland. Light reflected from the abundance of snow means it’s not as dark as in (for example) northern Europe, and the Northern Lights take front stage during the long nights. Throughout December, every house is lit up with Christmas decorations, and the New Years fireworks are some of the best in the world. We actually celebrate New Years twice – once at 8pm to coincide with midnight in Denmark, and again at our own local midnight. Impressive fireworks displays both times!

In Sisimiut in particular, this season can be good for cross-country skiers and snowshoers depending on the snow cover, and there is still the Ice Sheet, Russell Glacier and wildlife to experience in Kangerlussuaq

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