Flights to Kulusuk with Icelandair

What to see and do in Kulusuk

Icelandair has direct flights from Iceland to Greenland. Just a short, 2-hour flight from Reykjavik Airport (RKV) takes you to the village of Kulusuk (KUS), situated on the island of the same name in East Greenland.

Here you will have an opportunity to experience firsthand the ancient Inuit culture, best reflected in the beautiful craftsmanship of the carvings done in tusk and bone. 

Before you reach the icy scapes of Greenland, why not enjoy a Stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare and take in the startling landscapes of the Land of Fire and Ice.

Cultural connections

Characterized by colorful houses, the village of Kulusuk is home to hunters and fishermen who are still strongly connected to the traditions of their ancestors.

Local storytellers share ancient tales and myths with visitors, artisans proudly demonstrate their crafts, and women in national costumes perform drum dances.

Tasiilaq, the largest town on the east coast, is only 10 minutes by helicopter from Kulusuk, or an hour by boat, if the weather conditions are good. Together they make for a strong, year-round adventure destination.

Year-round appeal

In the remote east, the beauty of the country's natural wilderness combines with the Inuit cultural experience to create a truly memorable experience for visitors. 

Sailing, kayaking and hiking are popular summer activities, while winter is the season for skiing, snowmobiling and dogsledding, which remains a practical mode of transport.

Adventurous types might want to investigate the opportunity for backcountry expeditions.

Wilderness adventures

A short helicopter ride from Kulusuk is the larger town of Tasiilaq (population 2,000), which offers a broader range of tours and services. 

Outdoor adventures are the main reason to visit this part of the country: the remote, untouched wilderness beckons, on foot, among the icebergs by kayak or boat, in the mountains on dogsled or snowmobile.

There are great opportunities for snowshoe treks and heliskiing too.