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ulis ulis
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Kulusuk Feb 13, 2017
It is possible to do Kulusuk as a daytrip from Reykjavík to Kulusuk (for instance islanddirekt.com, german only, and no direct online booking, payment by bank transfer, someone claimed also they payed £ 300 on a last minute deal). The plane will fly only in good weather, i was lucky. It is then a Shirt Walk to the village which hast 1 grocery store, 1 souvenier shop, 1 post office and 1 expensive hotel. In late June ice was still floating in the sea.

If you didn't buy a boat trip with the Kulusak package, you can buy it in the souvenir shop for the way back to the airport or the Hotel Kulusak, in sunny weather great. It arrives 300 meter from the hotel, € 25, the credit card reader might not work, but it is possible to pay with €, $, £ and Danish Kronen or a mix of those (good exchange rate), but have exact change!
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jumpingnorman jumpingn…
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Reaching Greenland from Iceland Aug 24, 2014
Summer in June. I was in Iceland and I saw that there was a two-hour Fokker plane ride from Reykjavik to Greenland! The place is called Kulusuk, a small settlement of eastern Greenland. Its 300 Inuit inhabitants are descended from the Thule culture that had spread east from the area that is now western Alaska in around 1000.

At the small airport, we were met by French and Italian guides. We walked on the unpaved road and snow for less than an hour to reach the town. The walk was enjoyable because of amazing views of mini-icebergs and Arctic flowers. With the eerie howls of dogs in the distance, we passed a cemetery of white wooden crosses and colorful flowers with a backdrop of snowcapped mountains.

From afar, the Inuit houses looked like small red, blue, yellow or green toy homes. There was a small post office with an adjacent grocery, and a church with the image of Christ and a miniature ship hanging on the wall near the altar.

We were brought to a natural ledge overlooking the ocean where an Inuit performed a drum-and-war dance while another expertly maneuvered a seal-skin kayak while throwing a spear. The view was surreal.

My major souvenir from this place was a tupilak, a troll-like creature handcrafted by the locals from the bones or teeth of animals such as deer and polar bears. I chose one made from a deer, which is supposed to give me good luck.

There is a hotel in Kulusuk if you want to stay overnight, but I took the plane back to Reykjavik that evening. The next day, my tupilak brought me good luck when I went to the fishing port of Husavik, Iceland, and saw two blue whales.
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rsvpme says:
Great photography....
Posted on: Aug 25, 2014
RIGAS says:
Perfect pics!
Posted on: Aug 25, 2014
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