Video from Grise Fiord: ‘If you don’t have airfare it’s like a prison without walls’

When it costs $1,200 round trip just to get out of town you need to plan your trips very carefully

Reporting from Grise Fiord is northern Canada, Charlie Bird visits one of the world's remotest airports.

 

In his latest instalment from Grise Fiord in Canada's high Arctic, Charlie Bird finds that the airport is as much a barometer of life as it is of the weather. As he finds out, getting out of town to the nearest town and back costs $1,200 round trip. See more on the Arctic project at irishtimes.com/arctic

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