Kulusuk is the gateway to East Greenland and the little settlement is an excellent introduction to settlement life in the Ammassalik region. Kulusuk is situated on a small rocky island between jagged mountains and extensive fjords, and is almost always surrounded by icebergs and a glittering ice sea. Although tourism and the service industry are becoming more and more important, traditional hunting and fishing still remains a vital source of income for many families in the settlement.
Excursions on the island of Kulusuk
Besides being the gateway, the island also has a unique landscape that is ideal for short hikes. A trip that is recommended for all visitors goes to the top of Isikajia Mountain at just over 300 metres high. There is a fabulous view from there over the huge icebergs in the Denmark Strait and East Greenland's high mountains 100 km away.
Kulusuk before and now
Previously, the island of Kulusuk was the most densely populated place in the Ammassalik region, because of the good fishing grounds and hunting opportunities. In 1930, there were 165 people in the settlement at Kulusuk, in comparison to just 112 in Tasiilaq. Today, 300 inhabitants make Kulusuk the region's second largest settlement after Kuummiut. The main industry in Kulusuk is still hunting and fishing.
Population: 300 inhabitants in the settlement.
Previously, the island of Kulusuk was the most densely populated place in the Ammassalik region, because of the good fishing grounds and hunting opportunities.