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Qaanaaq area, Greenland
Greenland Iceberg
Creative Commons AttributionGreenland Iceberg - Credit: Natale Carioni


Creative Commons AttributionGreenland - Credit: Magnus Franklin

Qaanaaq is the northermost town in the world. This is where Smilla comes from, and this is where Tørk Hviid heads in search of fame and money. It is one of the most difficult places in the world to live, because of the exceptionally harsh weather and long Polar nights. 



The Qaanaaq area is inhabited by a Greenlandic minority, who use a different language. The main occupation is still hunting, although environmental bans make it more and more difficult to maintain a traditional lifestyle.