Greenland

Geographical location, time zones and Daylight Saving Time (DST) rules

View clocks with current time in each of the 4 time zones

Greenland, a Danish Crown dependency with its own parliament and limited self-government, is the largest island on Earth. From Cape Farewell in the south to the world's northernmost landmass, Odak Island, there is a distance of 2,670 kilometres (1,669 miles).

Measured across, the island stretches 1,050 kilometres at its widest point. Out of Greenland's 2,175,600 square kilometres, 1,833,900 are covered by inland ice, corresponding to 85% of the country – the ice-free area only covers a total of 341,700 square kilometres.

The northern location and extensive width of the northernmost part of Greenland places it in four time zones. For practical reasons, however, GMT -3 is used as the country's official time. Summer time (daylight saving time) and winter time follow the European Union system.

What is the current time in Greenland?

Central Greenland: Godthab / Nuuk

Greenland Standard Time: GMT-3

Greenland Summer (Daylight Saving) Time: GMT-2

Current daylight saving dates for Europe

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

  • Daylight Saving Time began: Sunday 29 March 2020  01:00 GMT. Clocks went forward one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time ends: Sunday 25 October 2020  01:00 GMT. Clocks go back one hour.

UK and Europe Clock Change Rules

Other Time Zones in Greenland, their offsets and Summer Time rules

Greenland - Danmarkshavn Area

1. Danmarkshavn Area means a small area in the northeast including Germania Land and Store Koldewey Island.

Standard Time: GMT (all year)

2. East Greenland - Ittoqqortoormiit / Scoresbysund

Ittoqqortoormiit Area essentially means the peninsula on the east coast of Greenland that includes Scoresby Land, Jameson Land, and Liverpool Land.

Standard Time: GMT-1

Summer Time: GMT

3. West Greenland - Qaanaaq / Thule / Pituffik air base

Pituffik Area means the Hayes Peninsula, roughly from Savissivik to Etah, including Dundas and Thule.

Standard Time: GMT-4

Summer Time: GMT-3

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