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Filming in Greenland

Greenland is over two million square kilometres with a population of only 10,000 living in eight different communities. The smallest settlement has 80 people and the largest town has a population of 5,600.

Its ice cap covers 85% of the island, plus long fiords, rough coastal areas, 2,000-metre-high peaks and there’s an abundance of musk oxen and reindeer.

There are no trains or roads between towns so all long-distance travelling is done by ship and air, and will take some planning.

Because of this, and the potential extreme conditions, it is vital to involve someone on the ground, with strong local knowledge, very early in your planning stages.

It’s worth it as Greenland is one of the world’s most stunning places in terms of light and locations.

There are no tax incentives for filming in Greenland.


Greenland has an arctic climate, but because of its size there are big variations in the weather. Winters can be severe and the summers mild especially where there is shelter from the prevailing winds. Precipitation is mostly snow and is moderately heavy around the coast.

The north of the country, and much of the interior, has true arctic weather with temperatures only rising above freezing for brief periods in the summer.

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