Greenland’s geography creates some other logistical obstacles that it is helpful to bear in mind. Most of the fresh fruit and vegetables we eat (and anything else we like that can’t be grown or sourced in Greenland) are imported from Denmark by plane or ship. These journeys are also at the mercy of our wild and powerful nature, which means that you cannot rely on those things that you are used to back home always being available.
Further north, for example, because of sea ice, no boats can visit the towns and settlements for most of the winter, which severely restricts the amount of goods that can be imported. If you have particular dietary requirements, therefore, it is highly recommended that you bring with you those foods that you can’t live without. It is also helpful to have an open mind about what you feel like eating – as the range of options (particularly in smaller destinations) is sometimes limited and based on what has recently been caught, hunted or delivered in the area.