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eSIMs for Greenland: The Best Travel Plans | 2024 Guide

While Greenland is not the most popular destination in Europe, it still has a lot to offer.

But before you share your colorful Greenland experiences online, be aware that international roaming can be expensive.

Travel eSIMs can be a much more affordable way to stay connected, even in Greenland.

You can get an eSIM for Greenland for 9 USD from Airalo and Alosim offering 1 GB for 7 days to be used locally.

Buying an eSIM for Greenland Guide (logos of Nomad, Discover+, Nuuk Mobile, Alosim & Airalo)

Original publication: 26th of November 2022. Last updated: 17th of January 2024.


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In a Hurry? A Quick Introduction (+Discount Codes)

I will write about two eSIM providers that offer eSIMs for Greenland and eSIMs covering multiple countries (including Greenland, of course) and continents.

These eSIM providers are Airalo and Alosim.

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Airalo, the largest eSIM store, has two eSIMs covering Greenland:

  • Airalo Nuuk Mobile eSIMs for Greenland: 1 GB (seven days @ 9 USD)
  • Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs for Greenland and 129 other countries: 12 eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 9 USD/15 USD (+10 minutes/10 SMS)) and 20 GB (1 year @ 69 USD/89 USD (+200 minutes/200 SMS))

Use code FEB15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code FEB10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of December – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Alosim, a rapidly growing eSIM store with competitively priced eSIMs, has only one eSIM covering Greenland:

You can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Now that you have an overview of the eSIM providers I will write about, we will go through them alphabetically and cover all their options for Greenland.

But if you already have an eSIM store in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Airalo and Alosim.


Airalo eSIMs for Greenland (Nuuk Mobile & Discover+)

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Currently, Airalo has two types of eSIMs that can be used in Greenland only or include Greenland:

  • Nuuk Mobile – Greenland only
  • Discover(+) – Greenland and 129 other countries worldwide (+calls and SMS (up to 200 minutes/SMS) for global use if you choose the “+” variant, regardless of the selected eSIM)
Greenland Nuuk Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Remember to use code FEB15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code FEB10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of December – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Okay… what is Airalo?

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

It is, according to itself, the world's first eSIM.

Airalo sells eSIMs for almost every country and territory, making it by far the most comprehensive eSIM provider.

It says it covers over 200 countries, although some are “duplicates” (such as a specific eSIM for Scotland (Nessietel), even though the United Kingdom eSIM (Uki Mobile) can be used in Scotland without any issues).

United Kingdom Uki Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Scotland Nessietel eSIM
© Airalo

Airalo was the first eSIM I ever installed on my dad's phone (I did not have an eSIM-compatible device back then, lmao – now I have multiple for eSIM testing purposes 🤪).

It worked flawlessly, which is why I still try out Airalo eSIMs in every country I visit.

Airalo General Review & In-Depth Analysis by Phone Travel Wiz

Anyway, because Greenland is a popular travel destination, the country is covered by Airalo's global eSIM (Discover(+)) as well, giving you plenty of options to choose from.

If you only plan to see Greenland, stick to its local offering: Nuuk Mobile – which can be used in the country only.

Greenland Nuuk Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Then we have the true globetrotters, who visit multiple countries on any continent numerous times a year.

For now, Airalo has two types of eSIMs: Discover and Discover+ – the latter gives you an Austrian phone number (+43) and up to 200 minutes and 200 SMS for global use.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Let's start with the Airalo Nuuk Mobile eSIM, which is for local (Greenland) use only.

Greenland Nuuk Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have only one Nuuk Mobile eSIM choice:

  1. Greenland/Nuuk Mobile 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
Airalo Greenland Nuuk Mobile eSIM with Prices
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

With the Airalo Nuuk Mobile eSIM, you get access to one Greenland mobile network, as shown in the image below:

Airalo Nuuk Mobile eSIM Supported Network (Tele Greenland)

In my Greenland SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Greenland mobile operator(s) is/are the best in terms of coverage or speed, but we have a few other eSIMs to go over with.

Buying a SIM Card in Greenland Guide (logos of Tusass)

Finally, we have Airalo's Discover and Discover+ eSIMs.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Its global offering used to be called Discover Global, to be used in 84 countries (87 was its peak).

    Discover Global eSIM Airalo
    © Airalo

I have had a decent to good experience with that eSIM, but I feel like it could improve.

Such as extending the validity of most plans (the maximum used to be 180 days) and having 5G NR access in popular destinations.

Well, my concerns were heard (which is why I love working with Airalo) because Airalo revamped its global eSIM to Discover(+), covering 130 countries (including Greenland), having 5G NR access in 30+ countries & giving you the option to purchase plans with minutes and SMS.

You get an Austrian (+43) phone number if you buy any Airalo Discover+ eSIM, so you do not have to deal with excessive international call rates with your primary/home SIM card or eSIM (this does not apply to the normal Discover eSIM).

Although Airalo improved its global eSIM significantly, it did not increase the prices for its eSIM.

In fact, you get a “discount” of up to 20 USD if you use the Discover eSIM (the one without a phone number, minutes, & texts).

Anyway, 12 variants of the Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs are available:

  1. Discover 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
  2. Discover+ 1 GB (with 10 minutes and 10 SMS) eSIM for 7 days, costing 15 USD
  3. Discover 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 17 USD
  4. Discover+ 2 GB (with 20 minutes and 20 SMS) eSIM for 15 days, costing 27 USD
  5. Discover 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 24 USD
  6. Discover+ 3 GB (with 30 minutes and 30 SMS) eSIM for 30 days, costing 36 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Discover 5 GB eSIM for 60 days, costing 35 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Discover+ 5 GB (with 50 minutes and 50 SMS) eSIM for 60 days, costing 50 USD
  9. Discover 10 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 59 USD
  10. Discover+ 10 GB (with 100 minutes and 100 SMS) eSIM for 180 days, costing 79 USD
  11. Discover 20 GB eSIM for 365 days, costing 69 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  12. Discover+ 20 GB (with 200 minutes and 200 SMS) eSIM for 365 days, costing 89 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only).

Airalo Discover+ eSIM with Prices
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

The image below shows you the Greenland mobile network that can be used with the Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Supported Network in Greenland (Tusass)

For a full country list of where the eSIM can be used, you should check out my ongoing Airalo Discover+ eSIM review.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Although the map below may be useful if you know your world map well.

Airalo Discover Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

In every country I visit where I test country-specific Airalo eSIMs, I also try out its Discover+ eSIM (if it can be used there).

So you better check it out every now and then to see if I wrote about the country/countries you plan to visit and read about the eSIM's performance in said country, as it is not always perfect.

Before Airalo updated its global eSIM, I used the old version (Discover Global) in 15+ countries. From August 2023, I will only test the Discover+ eSIM. This is why some country-specific reviews (like Japan) still refer to Discover Global and show the old eSIM image instead of Discover+.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

So to recap: get the Nuuk Mobile eSIM if you only stay in Greenland or the Discover(+) eSIM if you visit multiple countries on multiple continents within a year and do not wish to install multiple eSIMs.

Greenland Nuuk Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Whatever Airalo eSIM you choose, you will have a smooth experience with any in Greenland.


Alosim eSIMs for Greenland

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Currently, Alosim has only one type of eSIM that can be used in Greenland only:

Remember that you can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Alosim? Does it have something to do with Airalo?

No… but I understand the confusion at times. The names are similar, but Alosim started after Airalo.

Alosim is an eSIM provider by AffinityClick, which is known for its Hushed app (“Temporary & Second Phone Number App for Wifi, Data Calling & Texting”, as it calls it (8 million+ downloads)).

Hushed Screenshot

As AffinityClick owns Alosim and Hushed, there may or may not be some collaboration between the two brands soon, (finally) allowing for calling and texting with your Alosim eSIMs… but we will have to see 😏.

AffinityClick Logo
© AffinityClick

The Alosim Greenland eSIM does not need a real introduction, I believe…

You have only one Alosim Greenland eSIM choice:

  1. Greenland 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
Alosim Greenland eSIMs
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

With this eSIM, you have access to the following Greenland mobile network:

Alosim Greenland eSIM Supported Network (Tele Greenland)

For more information on how these mobile operators perform, check out my Greenland SIM card buying guide, where I discuss the performance of each SIM card (in terms of coverage and speed).

Buying a SIM Card in Greenland Guide (logos of Tusass)

Overview of the Best eSIMs for Greenland

So, we reviewed some eSIMs that can be used in Greenland.

Many, many more eSIM providers have eSIMs for Greenland – the ones listed in this guide are the eSIMs I have used in multiple countries on multiple continents and had a pleasant experience with (I do not recommend eSIMs I have not tried/were awful).

I will give you a quick recap of each eSIMs mentioned in this guide and link to their product pages in case you need more info or are ready to purchase an eSIM already.

Greenland only eSIMs:

Global eSIMs, which include Greenland:

And do not forget to use one of these discount codes for extra savings:

  • Airalo: FEB15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use FEB10 for 10% off (each code can be used 3000 times among all Airalo customers, so better redeem it quickly!
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)