How to call Greenland (country code +299)

Calling to Greenland

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

Greenland’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00299 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Greenland’s country code of ‘299’).
  • Country code 011299 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Greenland’s country code of ‘299’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

VoIP phone numbers based in Greenland are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Greenland.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Greenland does not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Greenland (domestic dialing)

Dial all six digits of the phone number for any calls within Greenland. There is no trunk number used when calling within Greenland.

six digit number
local phone number

Greenlandic phone numbers explained

Number details

Greenlandic numbers are 6 digits.

The first 2 digits signify a specific town or region within Greenland.

Mobile numbers have their own 2 digit “regional codes”

An example of a Greenlandic phone number

The Greenland national museum lists its phone number in Nuuk as (+299) 322611.

Number explanation
299322611
Greenlandic country codegeographic code for Nuukremainder of local phone number within Nuuk
Local example – calling from another location in Nuuk

All six digits are dialed for any domestic calls.

322611
local phone number within Nuuk
Long distance – calling from Tasillaq, Greenland (on the other side of the country)

All six digits are dialed for any domestic calls.

322611
local phone number within Greenland
International example – calling from outside Greenland (including Denmark and the Faroe Islands)

Dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Greenland’s country code of ‘299’, followed by the six digit local phone number.

exit code299322611
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Greenlandlocal phone number within Greenland

Calling from Greenland

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Greenland.

Administrative and regulatory

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