If you love adventure, visiting new places and exploring new things, Greenland should be considered for your next vacation. Give Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland serious thought.
Ittoqqortoormiit was formerly called Scoresbysund, named after the English Arctic explorer, William Scoresby who, in 1822, was the first white man to map the area. The name "Ittoqqortoormiit" means "Big-House Dwellers". The region is known for its wildlife, including polar bears, muskoxen, and seals. The locals have made a living from summer fishing and hunting polar bear and whale hunting.
Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most remote towns in Greenland. It has a population of only 452 as of 2013. On the east coast of Greenland, it is situated near the world’s largest national parks. The community is served by Air Greenland and boat transfer a few months a year when the community is not ice-bound. In the summer, there are Air Iceland flights from Reykjavik.
Tourism is growing in importance. The buildings at an abandoned are used by the local inhabitants as cottages during summer. You can join long tours on dog sled during the winter or during the summer you can rent a kayak and explore the fiords and visit Walrus Bay beach. You can visit Uunartoq which boasts having the hottest hot springs in Greenland with water temperatures of 62 degrees Celsius.
The town has only one grocery store and a couple of convenience stores for visitors and the residents to shop for necessities.