Best season to travel to Greenland

Wild Berry Season

Wildberries are an important part of Greenlanders' diets

Wild Berry Season in Greenland 2019 - Best Time
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The flora of Greenland is quite poor since the climate is harsh and only the toughest plants can survive in such conditions. Fortunately, the country is rich with wild berries that grow all over its terrain. Among them are blueberries, blackberries, cowberries, Alpine bearberries, Juniper berries, and crowberries. These berries are an essential part of the Inuit diet, and they are widely used in desserts, compotes, and meat sauces or as an accompaniment to boiled cod liver. They are usually harvested in autumn, and this is the best time to try some local specialities made with these. ​

Crowberries near the Eqip Sermia glacier 2019
Crowberries near the Eqip Sermia glacier
Bearberry is edible, but it contains acids that can give nausea, vomiting and fever if too many is eaten 2019
Bearberry is edible, but it contains acids that can give nausea, vomiting and fever if too many is eaten
Cornus canadensis or Canadian bunchberry 2019
Cornus canadensis or Canadian bunchberry
Arctic Billberry Plant near Rolige Brae Glacier, Scoresbysund, East Greenland 2019
Arctic Billberry Plant near Rolige Brae Glacier, Scoresbysund, East Greenland
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