Twice a week the 249-passenger ferry M/S Sarfaq Ittuk plys 1,330 kilometers along the west coast of Greenland from Ilulissat in the north to Qaqortoq in the south.

Twice a week the 249-passenger ferry M/S Sarfaq Ittuk plys 1,330 kilometers along the west coast of Greenland from Ilulissat in the north to Qaqortoq in the south.

A humpback whale swims along the Greenlandic ice sheet in the Davis Strait south of Nuuk. Around 85% of the surface area of Greenland is covered by ice.

A humpback whale swims along the Greenlandic ice sheet in the Davis Strait south of Nuuk. Around 85% of the surface area of Greenland is covered by ice.

This small lake sits on glaciated granite south of Nuuk, Greenland.

This small lake sits on glaciated granite south of Nuuk, Greenland.

Sermitsiaq (Saddle) Mountain forms a backdrop for Nuuk, capital of Greenland.

Sermitsiaq (Saddle) Mountain forms a backdrop for Nuuk, capital of Greenland.

Fireweed grows along the edge of a coastal cemetery in Nuuk, Greenland.

Fireweed grows along the edge of a coastal cemetery in Nuuk, Greenland.

Qinngorput is the newest nighbourhood in Nuuk, Greenland. Unlike the situation in the rest the city, most of the apartments here are privately owned.

Qinngorput is the newest nighbourhood in Nuuk, Greenland. Unlike the situation in the rest the city, most of the apartments here are privately owned.

Nuussuaq is a bedroom suburb of Nuuk, Greenland. Established in the late 1970s, it has the city's largest concentration of government-owned apartment buildings.

Nuussuaq is a bedroom suburb of Nuuk, Greenland. Established in the late 1970s, it has the city's largest concentration of government-owned apartment buildings.

A soccer field with artificial turf is surrounded by apartment buildings in the Nuussuaq district of Nuuk, Greenland.

A soccer field with artificial turf is surrounded by apartment buildings in the Nuussuaq district of Nuuk, Greenland.

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland, features many works by Danish painter Emanuel A. Petersen (1894-1948).

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland, features many works by Danish painter Emanuel A. Petersen (1894-1948).

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum is a private fine arts gallery in Nuuk, Greenland.

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum is a private fine arts gallery in Nuuk, Greenland.

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