Documentation and dissemination of the history of Denmark in Greenland and the Arctic

The Danish Arctic Institute photo collection includes more than 150,000 photos. Of these around 80,000 photos are presented in the website, and each day new ones will be uploaded.

Photo Collection

The Danish Arctic Institute photo collection covers expedition history in the Arctic, private photos and more or less every aspect of the Greenlandic society. The oldest photos are from the 1860s and the majority of the photos are from the period 1890-1960.

In our database you can search for photos, make your own collections and request photos - remember to log in first (it's free to sign up and use)

The photos in the collection are at disposal for purpose of study, in private or commercial relations, and can be delivered digitally at a high solution or printed on paper.

We refer to the photo collection for further information and how to order here >

Foto: Jette Bang (gjb00732), dreng, Upernavik, 1936

Photo Collection

Search in the worlds largest collection of historical photos from Greenland and the Arctic. Contact Photo Manager, Stig Søndergaard Rasmussen, if you have questions or comments:

+45 3231 5051