The tiny town of Ilulissat, with a population of 4,500 is probably larger than you would expect given its location 350km (220mi) north of the Arctic Circle. This makes it the third largest city in all of Greenland. It's amazing the conditions people will endure and survive in at times. So extreme yet, there is some normality of life here, just like everywhere else.
The Zion Church (Zions Kirke) on the left was built in the late 18th century. At the time, it was the largest man-made structure in all of Greenland. For such an otherwise desolate place, the buildings are brightly colored. Perhaps to aid in keeping spirits up, or just so they stand out from the white snow.
With the neighboring Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town is the most popular tourist destination in Greenland. It's not a bad place to spend a few days, and even though it can be bitterly cold, the town is quite walkable.