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

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

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

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

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 (1728), founder of Nuuk, Greenland, is the oldest building in the city.

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

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

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.

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. Petersen (1894-1948).

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

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

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

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

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