General travel advice
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Greenland at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.
Given the remoteness of Greenland, you should strongly consider obtaining travel insurance to cover the cost of emergency medical evacuations from Nuuk to Denmark or Iceland. Evacuations from remote interior regions will cost significantly more. Confirm with your insurance provider that your policy covers all activites you plan to undertake in Greenland.
Where to get help
Depending on your enquiry, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.
In Greenland the national emergency telephone number is 112 (Police/Fire/Ambulance).
The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas. Australia does not have an embassy or consulate in Greenland. You can contact the Australian Government at the Australian Embassy in Denmark for consular assistance. See contact details below:
Australian Embassy, Copenhagen
See the Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
In a consular emergency if you are unable to contact the Embassy you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.
Other useful information
All Australians travelling to Greenland, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for Greenland is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
For additional general information to assist travelling in this country, see the following Smartraveller links: