Greenland is a self-governing entity within the Kingdom of Denmark. It is neither a member of the EU nor part of the Schengen area. Three-quarters of the world´s largest non-continental island is covered by an A mass of glacial land ice extending more than 50,000 square kilometers (20,000 square miles). The two ice sheets on Earth today cover most of Greenland and Antarctica and together... More; thus, the population (56,000) is mainly concentrated on the southwest coast. The rest of Greenland is sparsely populated (0.028/km²). The Definitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More The average weather we would expect over a long period of time (seasons, years, decades). Climate varies from place-to-place across the Earth. Climate is determined by long-term (over at least... More, extensive inaccessible areas and very limited infrastructure make Search and Rescue operations outside the towns very difficult. The following information aims at providing an overview of the most common permit types relevant for scientists travelling to and working in Greenland.
National rules and regulations are given for the following categories:
- Cross border travel (persons, equipment, samples, chemicals),
- Access to specific areas,
- Permits to conduct fieldwork and collect samples,
- Field instrumentation,
- Safety equipment and
- Regional/local permits.
Additional information sources relevant for conducting science in Greenland are also listed.
Disclaimer: INTERACT takes no legal responsibility for the information presented here. These pages only address the most common permit types. Certain studies may require specialist permits not covered here. New regulations may also come into force, permit conditions may change and links may become outdated or no longer work. If you encounter broken links, significant permit updates or have suggestions for additional permit types we can include, please contact us at https://eu-interact.org/contact/.