Distance from Iceland to Greenland

Name Iceland Greenland
Country flag Flag of Iceland Flag of Greenland
Country ISO code IS / ISL GL / GRL
Continent Europe North America
Continent code EU NA
Capital Reykjavik Nuuk
Total cities 65 33
Cost of living Cost of living in Iceland Cost of living in Greenland
DD coordinates 64.931276 / -19.021170 69.635416 / -42.173691
DMS coordinates 64°55'52.59" N / -19°01'16.21" W 69°38'7.50" N / -42°10'25.29" W
UTM coordinates 27W 593542.78257577 7202258.8679518 23W 609732.42472369 7727754.4944558
Time zone Atlantic/Reykjavik America/Godthab
Airports Airports in Iceland: 83 Airports in Greenland: 23
Straight distance from Iceland to Greenland is 1114 kilometers (692 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Iceland from Greenland, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 64.931276 / -19.021170 (IS) and 69.635416 / -42.173691 (GL).


When trying to get from Iceland to Greenland, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 1114 km / 692 mil. Surely, both IS and GL are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 64.931276 / -19.021170 and the arrival coordinates of 69.635416 / -42.173691.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Iceland to Greenland is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 1 hour, 19 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Iceland to Greenland? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Iceland (IS)
Arrives in Greenland (GL)
Iceland to Greenland distance 1114 km / 692 mil
Avg car duration 12 hours, 22 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 18 hours, 33 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 11 hours, 8 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 1 hour, 14 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between IS and GL is 1114 kilometers = 692 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from IS to GL is 1114 kilometers = 692 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to GL takes approximately 1 hour, 14 minutes.
It will take you about 18 hours, 33 minutes to drive from Iceland (IS) to Greenland (GL), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Iceland from Greenland.