It’s nearly 11pm in Ilulissat, where the summer sun never sets, and Søren Stach Nielsen is going for a walk.

The trail runs along a rocky outcrop next to the ocean, where the huge icebergs that give this town its name — Ilulissat means “iceberg” in Greenlandic — are glowing pink under the midnight sun.

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