At approximately 220mi (350km) north of the Arctic Circle, Ilulissat is, pretty far north! Which makes it all the more amazing that there are over 4,500 people that actually call this town home. I was impressed there was even 4G service there too.
Walking about the town in the middle of winter, you can really feel you're trapped in a small enclave of society. I remember walking outside of my hotel and seeing a few kids just bouncing a big ball against the wall and catching it. I guess options for entertainment are limited when you're a kid in Greenland.
The roads don't really go anywhere outside of town. While that makes sense considering the harsh climate and vast distances to neighboring villages, it still feels a bit like a luxury to even own a car in that context. Living in such a remote corner of the world, in such an unforgiving environment, it must take emotional fortitude to survive.
Shot out of an airplane, on approach to Ilulissat.