Polar links: On this site, links are added regularly to offer an updated selection of websites of polar interest. I have checked every site before I added the respective link and found it interesting and useful, but responsibility for the information and content of external websites remains with the respective owner of these websites.
The link collections for Antarctica and South Georgia have moved to antarctic.eu.
Michelle van Dijk is not “only” the owner of Longyearbyen Camping and an experienced guide colleague, but also author of a book about Sjef van Dongen, a Dutch polar person who took part in the search for Nobile in 1928. She has launched a website dedicated to Sjef van Dongen and her book (Dutch).
Arjen Drost, a colleague and friend, birdwatcher/naturalist and dedicated photographer.
Polarinstitut Norwegian Polar Institure. Offers, among others, topographic and geological maps and literature about Svalbard. Interesting project: MOSJ (Miljöovervakning av Svalbard and Jan Mayen: monitoring of climate-related environmental parameters in the arctic. Language: Norwegian).
“Kulturminnesøk” is the official inventory of historical sites in Norway and Spitsbergen, revealing the amazing multitude of such sites, from almost invisible, unknown places to famous attractions. Very brief info about the individual sites, Norwegian.
Atuagkat Specialised bookstore in Nuuk (West Greenland). All kinds of literature about Greenland.
TSW-Publishing, based in Scotland’s highlands, translates and publishes fine books, which so far have been available only in Danish, such as “Fifty Years With Sirius”, about the legendary sledge patrol in North-East Greenland.
Sermitsiaq Greenlandic newspaper with Danish section and English newsletter.
“Oqaluttuat / Tales”: Stories from Greenland’s history, from the earliest Inuit settlers to early modern times in shape of high level comic books. These books were made in a collaboration between the Greenlandic artist Nuka K. Godtfredsen and Danish archaeologists.
Jan Mayen has a dedicated section on this homepage.
spitzbergen-adventures.com, is Doreen Lampe’s company. Doreen offers mainly snow mobile trips and she is well capable of getting you out of the deepest snow hole if needed. Also special arrangements for film teams, photographers and more.
The specialist for diving in the Arctic and Antarctica.
UK based specialist in small group wilderness, wildlife, diving and photography trips from the Equator to the Poles.
Grands espaces polar voyages. A good contact if you are looking for a French-speaking voyage to the Arctic or Antarctic.
Jon Amtrup is a high latitude sailor and writer. He has written Harbour Guide Bergen-Kirkenes, Sail to Svalbard and King Harald Vs autobiography. In the wintertime he does Ski & Sail expeditions in the Sunnmøre alps.
Spitsbergen Travel – Spitsbergen’s largest local tour operator, offering everything from daytrips to longer expeditions in summer and winter.
Lofoten, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen from the air - Photobook: Norway's arctic islands. The text in this book is German, but there is very little text, so I am sure that you will enjoy it regardless which languages you read (or not).
The companion book for the Svalbardhytter poster. The poster visualises the diversity of Spitsbergen‘s huts and their stories in a range of Arctic landscapes. The book tells the stories of the huts in three languages.
Comprehensive guidebook about Spitsbergen. Background (wildlife, plants, geology, history etc.), practical information including travelling seasons, how to travel, description of settlements, routes and regions.
Join an exciting journey with dog, skis and tent through the wintery wastes of East Greenland! We were five guys and a dog when we started in Ittoqqortoormiit, the northernmost one of two settlements on Greenland’s east coast.
12 postcards which come in a beautifully designed tray. Beautiful images from South Georgia across Antarctica from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Ross Sea and up to Macquarie Island and Campbell Island.