Tasiilaq, Greenland

Dramatically sited overlooking King Oscar’s Harbour and surrounded by rugged, gray, snow-dappled peaks, tiny Tasiilaq is the largest town (Pop. Approx. 2000) on Greenland’s eastern coast. The bay is dotted with icebergs and its longest road is a three-kilometer gravel grade leading to the power station. People travel by boat in summer and by dogsled or snowmobile in winter. But the area is rich with opportunities for kayaking, whale-watching and iceberg viewing. The nearby Sermilik Station is dedicated to research on the Mittivakkat Glacier. The Ammassalik Museum, located in a small church, has a collection of Inuit artifacts.