Kulusuk day trip

This is a lightning trip from Iceland to Greenland with a half day stay in the land of the Inuit: after breathtaking views of the Arctic ice from the plane, the tour consists of a short walk watching icebergs and glaciers before reaching Kulusuk,  village founded in 1894 that maintains its way of life and traditions almost intact.  Traditional hunting and fishing  are still essential sources of income for many families in the settlement.

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As trip highlights:

  • Sighting of huge icebergs and glaciers  
  • Possibility of making a boat trip among icebergs
  • Visit the village and talk to the locals, who are shy but friendly
  • Demonstration of greenlandic kayak and  traditional Inuit drum-dancing show (weather permitting)
  • Visit the church, the  cemetery and the private museum
  • Possibility to buy the famous Kulusuk handicraft

The flight of about two hours from Reykjavik (Iceland domestic airport) is itself a notable part of the trip due the vision of the ice floating over the sea as we approached Greenland ... The Arctic! Upon arrival in Greenland we will be received by our English-speaking guide and, without wasting time, we walk to the village of Kulusuk. This is a dirt road about three kilometers (1.8 miles) that will allow us to enjoy the arctic nature in full voice: mountains, glaciers falling into the sea and icebergs floating in the fjord.

kulusuk east greenland airport iceberg

Once in Kulusuk we make a quick visit to the church, the cemetery and the museum. Without time to sit down at the table (recommend bringing something to eat for the day from Iceland) the key of this jump to Greenland is to see how the dogsled and traditional fishing remain essential for the survival of these people isolated from the world for eight months a year. After a stroll through the pretty colored houses typical throughout Greenland, we have still time for a Greenlandic dance and drum session or, if time permits, a demonstration of traditional kayaking. Another reason why to travel to Kulusuk is the possibility to buy Inuit handicrafts, especially the recognized "Tupilak", a mythological creature of the Inuit culture carved on bone or tusk.

kulusuk east greenland airport dogsled

After walk back to the airport we take the plane back to Iceland.

* Flights depart daily at 10:15 am. except Sundays, departing at 10:40. The return flight lands in Reykjavik at 18:05 pm.

* It is possible to make the outward journey from the airport to the village of Kulusuk by boat, enjoying a closer view of icebergs and glaciers coming from the Apusiaajik Mountain. The price of this trip is 73 € and must be booked at the time of booking your trip.

Departures 2018

June, July, August 

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From (date) To (date) Departure Price in Euros Availability
Jul 03, 2018Aug 31, 2018From Iceland€940Available

The journey is designed so that it is suitable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and who goes hiking or trekking on a regular basis.

Weather in Greenland is very changeable. It is usually pleasant, but it is essential that you bring appropriate clothes for rainy weather and waterproof hiking boots. Temperatures are often over 15ºC in July and between 5 º C and 10 º C in August.

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Our commitments

Environmental sustainability. We believe in a responsible tourism with unspoilt nature of Greenland, so all our trips are planned to have the least possible impact on the environment.

Safety. All our guides are expert about Greenland and know when either it is or it is not convinient to carry out an activity. Our safety records are unmatchable.

Local population. Our Inuit Climate Change Patrol   ensures the maintanance of Inuit traditions by involving local people in utilization of a sustainable tourism.

Inuit Windsled 

To collaborate in the deepest knowledge of the most unfamiliar places on the planet and do so without affecting ecosystems. This is the philosophy that marks the Inuit Windsled Project, the only totally ecological vehicle designed for research in Polar lands.

Based on the ancient knowledge of the Inuit peoples, the Windsled developers have managed to create a means of transportation that combines tradition with modern means through kites that harness aeolian energy.

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Inuit Climate Change Patrol;

In Thule today sled dogs are still used and the inhabitants go in search of their livelihood in cloth-lined kayaks, but we are witnessing the last generation of true Inuit hunters. Most of these people are between 45 and 60 years old and the next generation aren’t continuing in these traditions… Are we witnessing  the last dynasty of the Kings of Thule?  

This fear is the germ of the Inuit Climate Change Patrol, current project led by Ramon Larramendi (founder of Greenland.net)

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