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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.

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Polar areas in general

Polar links: Ingo Plenk


  • GEUS Geological survey of Denmark. Offers, among others, geological maps and literature about Greenland.
  • Also provided by GEUS: database of placenames in northern East Greenland, with historical background.
  • The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with the weather forecast for Greenland. Danish.
  • The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with the ice charts for Greenland.
  • Nanu Travel offers trips in East Greenland (Scoresbysund), among others, dog sledge trips.
  • Scoresbysund Settlement in East Greenland (official website).
  • 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.
  • East Greenland – all you want to know.
  • 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


  • Glacierbooks in Scotland offer a fine selection of secondhand and antiquarian Polar and Mountaineering Books.
  • Laura Dyer photography with a selection of great arctic wildlife shots.

Jonathan P. Tyler
Wildlife artist & photographer

Jonathan P. Tyler

Expedition cruise operators

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.


Oceanwide Expeditions
Expedition style cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica


The specialist for diving in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Waterproof - 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.

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.

Grands espaces polar voyages

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.


last modification: 2020-06-24 · copyright: Rolf Stange