Greenland Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Greenland Shopping, Embassy and Communication



The official languages ​​are Inuit and Danish. English is the lingua franca and language of education.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

04/14/2022 Maundy Thursday

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/13/2022 Store Bededag (Day of Repentance and Prayer)

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/21/2022 National holiday

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/31/2022 New Year’s Eve


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Greenland duty-free: – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 g of tobacco (persons aged 17 and over); – 200 pieces of cigarette paper or cigarette cases; – 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less (persons aged 18 and over); – 2.25 liters of wine (over 18s); – 2 liters of beer; – 2 l of soda water; – 50 g of perfume and 250 ml of eau de toilette; – gifts and other goods up to a value of 1,000 dkr; Travelers traveling to and from Greenland have the opportunity to shop duty-free at Kangerlussuaq, Narsarsuaq, Kulusuk and Nuuk airports.

Import regulations

Pistols, automatic or semi-automatic weapons, drugs and hunting rifles require a special permit, which can be requested from the airlines. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Live animals (except guide dogs), fresh food and drugs.

Contact addresses


Greenland is a Danish overseas territory. Visas are available from the Danish embassies (see Denmark for contact addresses ).

Arctic weather conditions may cause delays in travel or disruption of itineraries. In some cases, this can result in additional costs, most of which have to be borne by the visitor. Further information from tour operators and airlines.


Business etiquette

Suit or costume are common. Knowledge of Danish is very useful. Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.

Business contacts

German-Danish Chamber of Commerce (AHK) (also responsible for Greenland.) Kongens Nytorv 26, 3rd floor, 1050 Copenhagen, Denmark Tel. +45 (0)33 91 33 35. Website:



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

According to, network operator is Tele Greenland (GSM 900, Internet:


The main provider is Tele Greenland (Internet: Internet cafes are currently available in Nuuk, Sismut, Aasiaat, Itilleq and many other cities. Internet access is also available from some public libraries.

Post office

Greenland’s stamps are coveted collector’s items. There are post offices in every city. Mail to Europe takes about five days. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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