THE CURRENCY IN GREENLAND IS
THE DANISH KRONE (DKK)
The currency used in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK), the same currency used in Denmark. Besides Denmark and Greenland the Danish Krone is also the official currency of the Faroe Islands.
DANISH KRONE EXCHANGE RATE
The Danish Krone and Euro have a fixed exchange rate of 7.46 which is why the two currency have an exchange rate that varies very little.
Euro (EUR) – Danish Krone (DKK)
Although the Danish Krone is an independent currency it is pegged to the Euro at 7.46 and required to stay within 2.25% of that rate. This means that no matter the economic situation the Euro and the Danish Krone exchange rate stays almost the same.
Convert Your Currency to DKK – the Currency in Greenland
PAYMENT METHODS IN GREENLAND
In most places in Greenland you can pay with Credit Card.
The following credit cards are accepted in Cash Dispensers (ATMs): Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, Diners, Dankort and American Express. A pin-code must be used to draw money.
As a general rule it’s always a good idea to bring a bit of extra cash in DKK just in case. Most places in Greenland have an ATM for you to do so. Cash Dispensers (ATMs) are found in the following towns: Nanortalik, Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Paamiut, Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut, Kangerlussuaq, Aasiaat, Qasigiannguit, Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Upernavik, Tasiilaq.
CURRENCY & PAYMENT – FAQ
What currency is used in Greenland?
The danish krone (DKK) is the valid currency in Greenland
Does Greenland have its own currency?
Greenland shares its currency the Danish Krone (DKK) with the Faroe Islands and Denmark.
Can I use my credit card in Greenland?
Yes, most hotels, taxi companies, restaurants and shops offer payment via card. But it’s always a good idea to bring some cash.
How much cash should I get out before visiting Greenland?
This really depends on your length and place of stay. We would recommend to bring. If you need to take out more cash than that there’s ATMs available in the following towns: Nanortalik, Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Paamiut, Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut, Kangerlussuaq, Aasiaat, Qasigiannguit, Ilulissat, Qeqertarsuaq, Uummannaq, Upernavik, Tasiilaq.
Can you use US dollars in Greenland?
Danish kroner (DKK) is the valid currency in Greenland. Some souvenir shops may accept foreign currency, but only in notes. However, it’s recommended to bring cash in Danish Kroner.