Packing list for summer trips


An unforgettable trip and a suitcase packed with the right clothing go together!

 

What to wear in Greenland in general

Clothing in Greenland is always practical! This applies whether you are standing on deck trying to spot whales or you are at a restaurant. Be prepared for sunny days but also for cold, fresh mornings and evenings. Be aware of the layer-upon-layer principle. This enables you to make fast and easy adjustments for the temperature so you can make yourself more comfortable. The inner layer keeps the body warm. The outer layer is for protection against rain and wind. For example, a pair of rain-proof outer pants can provide protection against wind. On sailing trips we recommend that you also bring a warm cap, gloves and a scarf. The water is no more than a few degrees warm and the icebergs also give off a lot of cold when you sail in ice-filled waters. This is not a problem if you are wearing suitable clothing; quite the opposite in fact. The cool, fresh air enhances the experience. For tours around towns, excursions and on board we recommend shoes with a profiled sole. Bring a pair of indoor shoes as well. The light can be very bright so we recommend sunglasses. A small back-pack is practical for your camera, extra sweaters etc.

 

Protecting a vulnerable environment

Walking tours in Greenland go through undisturbed and remote landscapes. The water in the streams is drinkable and in many places there is not another human being in sight. We would like it to stay this way. We ask everyone who visits and uses nature in Greenland to take care of the fragile Arctic surroundings.

 

Packing list

Clothing

  • Windbreaker/warm wind and waterproof jacket
  • Sweater (wool or fleece)
  • Blouse with long sleeves
  • T-shirts
  • Pants – for example zip off
  • Underclothes
  • Socks
  • Warm cap
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Rain clothes
  • Footwear with profiled soles
  • Light footwear/trainers
  • Back pack for day trips

 

Toiletries

  • Soap, (shampoo)
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Comb/Brush
  • Sun screen
  • Lip salve
  • Personal medication

 

Miscellaneous

  • Sunglasses (very important)
  • Water bottle (thermo)
  • Travel documents (including insurance)
  • Photo ID

 

Optional

  • Note book and pencil
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Literature

Your luggage allowance is 20 kilos and one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 8 kilos. You can find further information at www.airgreenland.com orwww.airiceland.is