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Qaanaaq in northern Greenland is the northernmost civilian settlement in the world (the northernmost settlement of any description is the Canadian military's Alert Base). Getting here will be a challenge, as permits may be required for use of the nearby Thule Airbase, under US control.
The alternative name for this settlement is Thule, a name preserved in the nearby airbase. The word comes from the Roman concept of "Ultima Thule", the far north land.