Arctic Highlights: Ittoqqortoormit

After days at sea, we stopped at a settlement, the largest on the east coast, to get a sense of the community in Greenland. As a preview we watched a documentary called A Boy among Polar Bears – I would highly recommend it.

The settlement houses around 400 people with a lot more huskies. The day was wet and unfortunately there wasnt many people around. I made the most of it by exploring the area including the weather station, the huskies and the general landscape.

I couldnt help but admire the resilience and grit of the locals. The summer is cold and damp. I cant imagine how hard the winter can be knowing that you are cut off for long periods of time. It is a remarkable testimont to the human spirit and determination.

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