Nuuk is Greenland's capital and by far its biggest, most cosmopolitan town. It commands a grand fjord system and is backed by a splendid panorama of mountains. From carefully chosen angles the town can look picturesque, and if you haven't seen anywhere else in Greenland you may find it almost quaint.
Standing at a lonely crossroads in Kangerlussuaq, you'll feel right at the edge of the world. For this isolated settlement borders the icecap covering 80% of Greenland, where the relatively stable and green part of the country transforms abruptly into a desert of permanent ice.