Greenland offers a fascinating backcountry skiing experience. Between the Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans, this huge island has a wide array of exciting features: wild unexplored terrain, great snow conditions, the possibility of skiing from a mountain’s summit to the water’s edge, and a rich local culture. The backcountry skiing in Greenland is second to none, as its remote, isolated location and constant cold weather and snowfall make for absolutely superb conditions. Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in Greenland, and you won’t be disappointed!
What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Greenland?
Greenland contains an overwhelming amount of raw natural beauty, and nestled within these beautiful spots are some of the best backcountry skiing spots on earth, with the epic views, lack of people and wide open spaces providing a near-perfect setting.
There are no roads between settlements in Greenland, so flights or ferries are your only options for going between places.
Some of the backcountry skiing can be very challenging, so being very fit and in excellent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.
The settlements in Greenland are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing many hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do.
Why should I choose Greenland for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
For the vast majority of people, little is known about Greenland. Its extremely remote location does not help, but this has helped foster a fascinating culture relatively free of outside interference, with Danish rule being the exception. This makes for a true bucket-list experience, as you can say you have been to one of the last true frontiers on earth.
The Sheer Scale
Greenland is the worlds largest island, and three quarters of it is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. It is also the least densely-populated country on earth, making the scale of the place seem even more massive, and thus ensuring the backcountry skiing areas are more grand and vast than in other, more densely-populated countries.
As Greenland's latitude is so far North, skiing can be done for much of the year, with March-May being the best time. There are plenty of backcountry skiing opportunities close to the capital city of Nuuk, and snow is a near-constant, making for ideal conditions.
What can I expect from the weather in Greenland?
Extremely cold for most of the year, with temperatures regularly plunging well below freezing and Summers only reaching 7 degrees celsius maximum.
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How can I get to Greenland?
Regular flights from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Reykjavik, Iceland.
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What’s the high season for Backcountry Skiing in Greenland?
March-May, when there is still plenty of snow but the weather is more bearable and there is more daylight.
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