Kulusuk is the gateway to different types of adventure-based activities for both summer and winter.
AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SOMEWHAT ABOVE THE ORDINARY
How many places in the world are you aware of where the first step, after getting your bags off the baggage carousel and passing the tax free shop in an international airport, is a transfer on foot or with an all-terrain vehicle on a gravel road with a view to ice-filled fiords?
That is what we thought!
It is not enough that Kulusuk airport is on a mountainous island surrounded by ice-filled waters in the least populated part of the country. The airport town is not a roaring metropolis, but just a small settlement with a population of 250 people, for whom income gained from hunting and fishing is as important as any income from the airport.
But this is probably why you decided to come here in the first place. You are searching for a Greenlandic adventure experience, wanting to meet the local population in a small community with ample room for differences.
KULUSUK IS A DESTINATION IN AND OF ITSELF
Kulususk is the gateway to East Greenland, and the opportunities for adventures on and around the island cover everything from cultural encounters to extreme expeditions in summer as well as in winter.
Hiking trips make the island accessible along gravel roads which connect the airport with the settlement and even continue on up to a nearby hill, the 300 meter tall Isikajia Mountain. From the top of the hill there is a great view of the Denmark Strait, icebergs, the fjord system, Tasiilaq island and much of the area’s jagged coastline.
Day trips from Iceland have even put Kulusuk on the Map of Reykjavik as places one can spend an afternoon. However, we do feel that Greenland deserves a visit which is longer than just one day. You will surely discover this yourself when you land in Kulusuk.