Temperature and weather in Uummannaq
Uummannaq has two main seasons for tourism. The summer season runs from July – September and the winter season from late January to early May, though starting dates for tours depend on the thickness and stability of the sea ice.
During summer, you can expect temperatures of 3-10 degrees Celsius. Although this may not seem very warm, if the sun is shining and there is no wind – trust us – you will be stripped down to your t-shirt! The air is very dry and the sun very strong, despite the relatively low temperatures.
During winter, temperatures average around -15 degrees Celsius. But don’t let that put you off! Again, the dry air makes it feel much warmer. And so long as you bring the right clothing and gear, you will still feel comfortable at even much lower temperatures.
Make sure you read our Uummannaq summer gear guide or Uummannaq winter gear guide for what you should pack for your trip.
As with the rest of the Arctic, it is impossible to predict what the weather will be like during your stay. From bright sunny days to storms with howling gales – anything is possible, and it can change quite quickly. In Greenland, our whole lives are determined by the weather and your trip will be too. But don’t worry, we follow the weather forecast very closely and will alter itineraries to keep you safe but also maximise your adventure with us.