So few people inhabit the largest island in the world that only very little regulation and formal rules apply as to what you can do and what is not allowed. Of course there are strict traffic and sailing rules and legislation regarding the use of drones near airports etc.
The point is that Greenland is not the kind of country that has redundant or bureaucratic laws that hinder or prevent action or decision-making when it comes to filming in Greenland. We are simply not familiar with the notion of ‘red tape’, and it’s not because we don’t understand the idiomatic sense of this expression.
Small filming groups can work in public areas without specific permissions, and in the wilderness areas, you can shoot without specific permits but you might need one if you like to film in a very few zones and areas in the country, such as the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Thule Air Base and the National Park in Northeast Greenland.
Contrary to what many think, Greenland’s major towns today have also become more globally-oriented, with modern houses connected to broadband internet, bustling cafes and restaurants with good catering, and healthy food, and an infrastructure that works like clockwork – weather-permitting of course! Furthermore, crime is almost non-existent and terrorism only takes place on cinema screens in Greenland, and not in real life.