Day tour to Kulusuk/Greenland
Tour ID: IG01
Tour duration: 8 hours (stopover in Greenland 4 hours)
Kulusuk is the gateway to East Greenland and this small settlement is an excellent introduction to the way of life in Greenland. Today about 375 inhabitants live in the village. For them traditional hunting and fishing is still essential, but now tourism and service industries are also becoming increasingly important. The Inuit hunting culture is much in evidence in the village and many still rely on dog sledges and harpoons for hunting although more modern means have also been adopted.
Some locals make traditional crafted items, using the methods passed down from generation to generation. Textiles, bead work and carved handicrafts can be bought in the local village store.
- Kulusuk island
- Kap Dan village
- Inuit way of life
- Views of icebergs and glaciers
- Greenlandic handicraft
- Dance demonstration (depending on weather)
- Drum dance
June: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
July: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
August: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Price per person from: ISK 79.900,-
- Flights Reykjavík-Kulusuk-Reykjavík with airport taxes
- Guided walk in Kulusuk
- Drum dance show (weather permitting)
Not included: lunch or refreshmments.
Departure is from Reykjavík domestic airport with mid-morning flight. Check-in for international flights at Reykjavik domestic airport is 60 min. before departure.
After 1 hour and 40 min. the aircraft will reach Kulusuk airport.
On this Kulusuk Classic tour the guide will escort you on a walk (3 km/approx. 30-40 min.) to the colourful village where you get to observe the everyday life and meet some of the 250 local residents and view some of their quality crafts - In Kulusuk you will find some of the east coast's most skilful craftsmen, whose tupilaks are of exceptional quality. Traditional hunting and fishing are still essential sources of income for many families in the settlement.
The town itself is situated on a small rocky island surrounded by floating icebergs in the nearby Arctic ocean. In the tiny village of Kulusuk you will get a good glimpse of the everyday life on the east coast of Greenland. On this 3 hour tour you will walk through this colorful village, visit a private museum that presents many of the arctic traditions used by the pioneers that inhabited this remote area, visit the beautiful church of Kulusuk, the unforgettable cemetery and if the weather allows see the traditional Inuit drum-dancing show. All in all, a rich presentation of modern life in a remote arctic village on the east coast of Greenland characerized by its Inuit traditions.
On the return flight to Reyjavík you can enjoy a spectacular view of glaciers and floating icebergs in the fjords.
Duty-Free shopping at Reykjavík domestic airport.
Local currency in Greenland is Danish kroner (DKK). Credit cards are accepted at the hotel, tourist office, airport. Cash withdrawal possibility in ATM is also available.
No one can control the weather, but if you are properly prepared, you will find that the weather's changeableness can be quite charming when visiting Greenland.
We recommend that all travellers wear good walking shoes (this tour requires around 6 km /3,7 miles walk).