You do not need a visa to Greenland if you are a Nordic citizen. A visa to Denmark does not automatically give you access to Greenland and you should obtain further information with the Danish Immigration Services. If you travel without a valid visa Air Greenland can deny your boarding without any liability for your onwards journey.
Check out what nationalities are required to have visa to travel to Greenland on www.nyidanmark.dk
You need to be able to identify yourself when travelling, so bring a valid picture id, e.g. your passport.
More information about visas and how to apply can be found on the website of Government of Greenland »
If you are a citizen in the Nordic countries, you don't need a visa to travel to Island. You will still need to identify yourself, and must bring a valid ID for an example your passport. You can find further information for visa with the Islandic foreign ministry here: https://www.utl.is/index.php/en/visas
To enter the United States, you must have applied for ESTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) no later than 72 hours before your departure. If you travel without an ESTA approval, you may be denied entry to the United States upon arrival.
To apply for ESTA, you must have an electronic passport. Electronic passports are printed with an icon on the front. If you are in doubt about which passport you have, contact the Greenlandic authorities.
The ESTA certificate is valid for up to 2 years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
Remember it is your own responsibility to apply for and get ESTA approved.
To enter Canada, you must have applied for eTA (electronic travel authorization) no later than 72 hours before your departure.
If you travel without an eTA approval, you may be denied entry to Canada upon arrival.
To apply for eTA, you must have a valid passport. You must bring the same passport on the trip as the one you used for your eTA application.
The eTA certificate is valid for up to 5 years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
Remember it is your own responsibility to apply for and get eTA approved.
Transit permit to Pituffik (Thule Air Base)
Passengers on routes to and from Qaanaaq via Thule Air Base must always – regardless of duration – have a valid transit permit with them. Passengers without a permit will be turned away at check-in.
NB: See section on “No rules without exceptions.”
How to apply for transit permit
Citizens resident in Greenland with Danish citizenship
A permit can be applied for from:
The High Commissioner of Greenland,
Indaleeqqap Agg. 3,
Telephone +299 32 10 01
or via www.rigsombudsmanden.gl
Citizens resident in Denmark or other countries
A permit can be applied for from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Asiatisk Plads 2, Copenhagen. Telephone + 45 33 92 01 70 or via www.um.dk
No rules without exceptions
The following persons can stay at Thule Air Base for shorter or longer periods without a transit permit:
- Citizens with registered address in the former Municipality of Qaanaaq
- Members of NATO forces and their families
- Civilians posted by the USA with work-related business at the base, and their families
- Representatives of Danish or Greenlandic authorities
- Persons with special authorisation from the Danish and American governments