The Nuuk Kunstmuseum is a private fine arts gallery in Nuuk, Greenland.

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum is a private fine arts gallery in Nuuk, Greenland.

The Greenland National Museum occupies a 1936 warehouse on Kolonihavnen, the old colonial harbor of Nuuk.

The Greenland National Museum occupies a 1936 warehouse on Kolonihavnen, the old colonial harbor of Nuuk.

The house of Hans Egede (1728), founder of Nuuk, Greenland, is the oldest building in the city.

The house of Hans Egede founder of Nuuk, Greenland, is the oldest building in the city.

Sermitsiaq (Saddle) Mountain forms a backdrop for Nuuk, capital of Greenland.

Sermitsiaq (Saddle) Mountain forms a backdrop for Nuuk, capital of Greenland.

Qinngorput is the newest nighbourhood in Nuuk, Greenland. Unlike the situation in the rest the city, most of the apartments here are privately owned.

Qinngorput is the newest nighbourhood in Nuuk, Greenland. Unlike the situation in the rest the city, most of the apartments here are privately owned.

Founded in the 1960s, the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk showcases 4,500 years of the island's history.

Founded in the the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk showcases years of the island's history.

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland, features many works by Danish painter Emanuel A. Petersen (1894-1948).

The Nuuk Kunstmuseum in Nuuk, Greenland, features many works by Danish painter Emanuel A.

This figure of the orphan Kaassassuk by Greenlandic artist Simon Kristoffersen (1933-1990) is outside the Greenland Home Rule Parliament (Inatsisartut) in Nuuk.

This figure of the orphan Kaassassuk by Greenlandic artist Simon Kristoffersen is outside the Greenland Home Rule Parliament (Inatsisartut) in Nuuk.

A soccer field with artificial turf is surrounded by apartment buildings in the Nuussuaq district of Nuuk, Greenland.

A soccer field with artificial turf is surrounded by apartment buildings in the Nuussuaq district of Nuuk, Greenland.

A Scandinavian priest named Hans Egede founded Nuuk, Greenland, in 1728.

A Scandinavian priest named Hans Egede founded Nuuk, Greenland, in

Passengers await a city bus at a stop in Nuuk, Greenland.

Passengers await a city bus at a stop in Nuuk, Greenland.

A humpback whale swims along the Greenlandic ice sheet in the Davis Strait south of Nuuk. Around 85% of the surface area of Greenland is covered by ice.

A humpback whale swims along the Greenlandic ice sheet in the Davis Strait south of Nuuk. Around of the surface area of Greenland is covered by ice.

This small lake sits on glaciated granite south of Nuuk, Greenland.

This small lake sits on glaciated granite south of Nuuk, Greenland.

Picturesque buildings overlook Kolonihavnen, the old colonial harbor of Nuuk, Greenland.

Picturesque buildings overlook Kolonihavnen, the old colonial harbor of Nuuk, Greenland.

Nuuk Cathedral (1849) is the head church of the Lutheran Diocese of Greenland.

Nuuk Cathedral is the head church of the Lutheran Diocese of Greenland.

Aqqusinersuaq is the main street in Nuuk, capital of Greenland. A third of the island's population lives in this city.

Aqqusinersuaq is the main street in Nuuk, capital of Greenland. A third of the island's population lives in this city.

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