The first sight that most visitors to East Greenland
see when their aircraft arrives on Kulusuk Island is
of the real ruggedness of the place with fang-like mountain
peaks still with much snow cover down to sea level even here
in the third week of August. The large blue building is the
Kulusuk Hotel and the airport is off to the right of the picture
about half as far away again from the photographer as the distance to the hotel.
The airport is at Kulusuk
despite it being a very small place whereas the nearby Ammassalik
/ Tasiilaq , the largest settlement in Eastern Greenland, has
no airport, just a heliport that receives visitors ferried from
Kulusuk. The reason is that Kulusuk was the site of an American
early warning station from the cold war now abandoned, but still
has the airstrip that was built to service the station.