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5 interesting facts about the Climate of Greenland

Greenland’s northernmost point is just 708 km away from the North Pole and forms part of the Arctic Circle. While the noun Arctic refers to that geographical area, ‘arctic’ is also widely recognised as an adjective to describe something as ‘extremely cold’. With that in mind, Greenland’s climate can definitely be described as arctic.

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However, it’s a bit more complicated than simply how far north a country is. Some of the following factors mean that Greenland’s climate often doesn’t feel as cold as the mercury in the thermometer might suggest.

Here are five interesting facts about the climate of Greenland.

  1.  The North of Greenland gets very little snow

  2. Lack of humidity in Greenland makes the climate warmer

  3. The timing of your Greenland trip should depend on your plans

  4. The climate of Greenland experiences highs and lows

  5. Climate change has revealed a new island off the coast of Greenland

Greenland’s climate is definitely cold; in certain places and at certain times of the year, it can be exceptionally so. Nevertheless, the climate of Greenland can also be relatively comfortable – T-shirt weather does sometimes occur, and you could even go as far as packing your sun cream.

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Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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