Only 200 people live in Kulusuk, including the Danes and local population – the Inuit, but there is an international airport, a medical centre, a church and a cemetery here. The name Kulusuk is translated from Greenlandic as "chest of the black guillemot", a polar bird that nests in this region.

What makes this port truly special is its unique culture and way of life, shaped by centuries of living in harmony with the harsh Arctic environment.

Are you ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime? Explore the rich traditions of the Inuit people, who have lived in this region for over a thousand years, and discover their art, music, and way of life. Take part in a traditional dogsled ride and witness the incredible agility and strength of the sled dogs as they navigate through the frozen tundra. You can also go on a guided tour to explore the stunning natural beauty of the region, with options for hiking, kayaking, and even whale watching.

At the end of the day, relax in the warmth of local hospitality, savoring traditional dishes made with local ingredients and listening to stories passed down from generation to generation. 

Long ago, the Inuit people of Greenland believed in the Inua, or spirit, that inhabited all things in nature, including the land and the sea. They believed that the Inua could be either good or evil, and that they needed to be respected and honored in order to receive their blessings.

One day, a group of Inuit hunters set out to sea in their kayaks in search of food. As they paddled further away from shore, they noticed a small island in the distance. The island looked strange, almost mystical, and they decided to investigate.

As they approached the island, they were greeted by a powerful and benevolent Inua who called himself Kulusuk. Kulusuk was the guardian of the island and he welcomed the hunters with open arms, offering them shelter, food, and protection.

The hunters were in awe of the island's beauty and the kindness of Kulusuk. They spent several days on the island, fishing and hunting, and enjoying the hospitality of their new friend.

However, as the days passed, the hunters began to take Kulusuk's generosity for granted. They became greedy and disrespectful, taking more than they needed and showing little gratitude for what they had been given.

One day, Kulusuk appeared to the hunters in a vision. He was angry and disappointed with their behavior and warned them that they needed to show respect and honor the Inua, or they would face grave consequences.

The hunters ignored the warning, and the next day they set out to sea with their kayaks full of fish and game. But as they paddled away from the island, a sudden and fierce storm appeared out of nowhere. The winds howled and the waves grew higher and higher until the hunters' kayaks were tossed and turned in the angry sea.

One by one, the hunters were thrown into the water and drowned, their bodies lost to the depths of the ocean. The only survivor was a young hunter who had shown respect and gratitude to Kulusuk throughout their stay on the island.

From that day on, the people of Greenland remembered the legend of Kulusuk Island and the importance of respecting the Inua. The port of Kulusuk became known as a sacred place, where the Inua was honored and the spirits of the sea were revered. And to this day, the legend of Kulusuk Island and the Inua lives on, reminding us of the power and beauty of nature, and the need to respect and protect it.

Wylde Swan

  • Sailing countries: Greenland Greenland Iceland Iceland ...and other
  • Max guests: 26
  • Length over all: 62 m

The “Wylde Swan” is a 2-masted topsail schooner, the largest in the world of her type.


The two-masted schooner Elsi was built in 1986 by the German shipyard Blumenthaler Werft as a training expedition ship. In 2013, an extensive reconstruction and equipment of the sailboat was carried out for operation in the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic. Subsequently, the schooner was used in medical humanitarian expeditions to remote corners of the world.

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