Welcome to Kulusuk, Greenland. This lonely village on the southeast coast of Greenland had a population of about 350 in 1998 but only about 300 remained in 2013. The population has decreased by 23% relative to the 1990 levels, and by over 19% relative to the 2000 levels. Where have the people gone? The decline is due to emigration, as natural growth is positive.
Winters are harsh, long and dark, with the levels ice and snow up to gigantic levels. The east coast is also significantly windier than the west coast, in particular the persistent northeasterly winds from the Greenland Sea. While most of Greenland is ice all year round, during the summers the peripheral area and islands are green, with floating icebergs visible in all directions.
Greenland should be every intrepid traveller’s dreamland. This rugged island of ice and rocks has almost no boundaries to the true adventurer.