We only did a day trip to
Kulusuk, Greenland from Reykjavik so we are hardly
experts on the country. But what we saw was extraordinary!! Greenland is a
colony of Denmark and populated by Inuits. The small village of Kulusuk had a population
of 200 and is a typical fishing village. Nine months of the year the country is
locked in by ice and ships can't enter to drop off supplies. For that reason hunting
and fishing is for subsistence and not sport. The people seem very friendly and
quite happy. The place is also overrun by sled dogs. Their
sled dogs are often
left on small rock islands for the summer and they ride out in their boats to feed them a
few times a week.
On our flight back from Kulusuk we had a
particularly laid back pilot who said that since it was such a nice day
(+10 and sunny)
we'd go for a ride. The photo's at the right are a result of that ride. The
glaciers are massive and at one point the plane was 100 feet above the ice and there
were crevices 40 feet deep.
There is one hotel near Kulusuk where we had seal meat for lunch. We wouldn't
recommend it. The hotel itself was quite nice though we wondered who would possibly
be staying there.
If you can possibly find a day trip more
interesting than this one, please let us know!!!