When we discovered that we were only a 2 hour flight to Greenland from Reykjavik, we jumped at the opportunity to visit such an isolated country.
It was not a cheap Day Tour, but there was something so appealing about visiting this ultimately remote location, we immediately went all in and purchased the tickets.
As the day arrived the question began to set in; what had we signed up for?
We were told there would be no transportation available from the airport to the town.
Walking all day was going to be the only option (which made sense being that we were in a remote part of the world), but with 3 kiddos in tow, the task at hand seemed like it would be much more complicated.
As the town is only a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, the weather is very unpredictable. This became very apparent the minute we saw the glacier covered ocean bellow us.
With limited carrying capacity, I was hoping that what we were wearing would be sufficient.
Food was also a concern as there was only a small store in the main part of town that had no assurance of even being open as we crossed through. To top it off, our youngest woke up with a severe cold!!
Walking all day in unknown weather conditions with 3 kids, limited food and water, potty breaks, all while carrying heavy bags and dealing with a miserable sick child?
It seemed that our brilliant idea had a huge potential to turn into a nightmare.
But the show must go on, and we took a blind leap into the unknown.
Once we landed on the dirt tarmac, and saw the small 3 room airport, our excitement began to grow.
The moment our matching boots touched the dirt, and as we felt the warm sun on our faces, our wanderlust kicked in completely; melting away all fears and doubts.
This was unlike any other place we had been to before, literally worlds away from our everyday life.
As we began our walk towards the town the very idea that we would spend a day in a place so out of our control, now became a thrilling adventure.
And it was, it really was a epic family adventure we will not easily forget…
Was it an easy trek to Kulusuk?
After all my worries, we found it was a surprisingly smooth ride in spite of having a sick one in tow.
However, my suggestions for visiting this unique part of Greenland includes bring enough Danish cash (no banks or ATMs available) as no credit cards can be used.
Additionally pack snacks and a lunch, bring lots of water, wear comfortable walking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring a baby carrier for a child/toddler (no strollers allowed).
So glad we were willing to reach beyond our comfort zone and take a risk. The reward of making wonderful memories as a family in this little remote part of the world was well worth it!
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