11 Fun Facts About Nuuk, Greenland’s Tiny Capital

Anyone who has flown between Europe and the U.S. on a clear day will be familiar with the sight of Greenland. The vast ice sheet on the world’s largest island breaks up the ocean views in spectacular fashion. From up high, it’s hard to believe anyone lives in such a seemingly inhospitable place.

Yet about 56,000 people do just that, living in small communities clinging to the ice-free parts of the coastline. The biggest of those small communities, Nuuk, is home to one-in-three Greenlanders.

Sailing along the Greenlandic coastline, it’s equally hard to believe that a city could exist here. But as your ship turns towards

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