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15 of the most remote places on Earth

By: Angela Nelson on March 2, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

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Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

The 450 people who live in this tiny remote settlement must be hardy. As The Guardian reports, Ittoqqortoormiit is tucked between Greenland’s National Park (the largest in the world) and Scoresby Sund (the largest fjord on Earth), and it's frozen for nine months a year. The area is known for its wildlife and marine life, such as polar bears, seals, muskoxen, halibut and whales.

A handful of red, yellow and blue wooden structures dot the town, which was formerly known as Scoresbysund, and the local pub opens one night a week. Residents take a helicopter to and from the nearest airport, though in warmer weather, they also may take a boat.