A SOCIETY FULL OF CONTRASTS
On arrival in Greenland your eye will take in the crowded airports, busy fishing ports, high-rise buildings, modern enterprises, international car brands, educational institutions, cafés and cinemas.
These impressions are mixed with the stereotype perception of a remote Arctic society that is only sparsely populated. Amazingly, Greenland is all of these things at once, and the contrast between old and new is striking.
PULSATING URBAN LIFE
Greenland is in many ways a country that has managed to retain its identity as an “original” country with an original population. It is also a fact that in small towns and settlements the primary source of income still comes from seal hunting, which today provides a living for some 2,500 people.
In small towns and settlements life is lived at a gentle pace a long way from the more “pulsating”- by Greenlandic standards – urban life which you can find in the three biggest towns Nuuk, Ilulissat and Sisimiut.