THE MOST ISOLATED TOWN IN GREENLAND PT. 2 / ITTOQQORTOORMIIT, GREENLAND.

CAMP EAST. ITTOQQORTOORMIIT, GREENLAND.

Part 2 of this story.

I have a fascination with lesser known places. I am drawn to places which feel undiscovered.


Greenland is a huge island lying between the North Atlantic and the Arctic, covered in ice, making 80% uninhabitable. It's the least densely populated country in the world, with so much land that's seemingly untouched. However, it's a country which has been inhabited by the indigenous people for over 4500 years. Inuit people would traditionally move with the seasons to hunt and to fish in order to survive. Parts of this rich, historical culture are still alive today. Yet, Greenland is in transition and has been for many years. With it being in the realm of Denmark, the modernized Danish culture blends more and more with the traditional culture, creating a unique mix of old and new.

It's not all beautiful scenery and rich traditions though. The geographical limitations of Greenland mean extreme isolation for many settlements. The increasing modernization and globalization of Greenland can make this even harder. Many have advanced technological access to the rest of the world, but limited physical access.

During our time in the most isolated settlement in Greenland, Ittoqqortoormiitt (try saying "eat, duck, cut, door, meat" really fast), we tried to alleviate this. Eighteen volunteers from all parts of the world travelled to this little community to fill the long, nightless summer with fun and creativity. 

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