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

Danish Arctic Institute is not a regular publisher, but in some cases we do collaborate with established publishers on publications. These publications will be for sale on this site.

If you want to order publications from the book store please contact the institute:

Shipments to Danish addresses: DKK 100. Other destinations will be charged in relation to the specific rate.

Switzerland in Greenland

Authors: Jan Løve and Hans Christian Florian Sørensen

The book describes the Swiss meteorologist Alfred De Quervain’s crossing of the Greenlandic icecap from West Greenland to East Greenland in 1912, and how a small piece of Switzerland came to East Greenland. The books two authors have through travels, historical sources and with the collaboration with the Greenlandic Place Names Committee, rediscovered the almost unknown Switzerland in East Greenland north of Tasiilaq. Through expedition history and place name research, the two authors have also managed to make this piece of history relevant in our time. As a result of their work, Alfred De Quervain’s place names have been placed on a modern map, and some of them have been officially recognized as the name for the place. The book is richly illustrated with maps and photos.

Price: 250 DKK incl. vat.


"Som kaptajnen så det"

For the first time ever the diaries of Mr. Alf Trolle are published (in Danish). 

415 pages with original photos and maps from the Denmark-Expedition: DKK 250. Please contact the Danish Arctic Institute for further information.


"Kornerups Grønland"

Kornerups Grønland. Skitzer 1876-79, indledning af Thorkild Hansen, titartagkat 1876-79 autdlarkausîssok Thorkild Hansen, Sketches 1876-79, introduction by Thorkild Hansen.

KVUG, 1978. 136 sider, 300 kr.



"Norse ruins of the southern Paamiut and Ivittuut region"

Norse ruins of the southern Paamiut and Ivittuut region, af Svend Erik Albrechtsen and Jette Arneborg.

Sila - The Greenland Research Centre at the National Museum of Denmark and the Danish Polar Center, 2004. 95 pages, DKK 75.


"Ejnar Mikkelsen. En bibliografi."

Ejnar Mikkelsen. En bibliografi udarbejdet af Hans Erik Toft.

Udgivet af Scoresbysundkomiteen, 1975. Genoptryk ved Arktisk Institut, 1979. 77 sider, 25 kr.


"From Middle Ages to Colonial Times."

"From Middle Ages to Colonial Times. Archaological and ethnohistorical studies of the Thule culture in South West Greenland 1300-1800 AD."

Hans Christian Gulløv, The Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland, 1997. 501 pages, DKK 475.


"The Bear in the Ice Hole"

"The Bear in the Ice Hole. Greenland and its People"

Knud Rasmussen & P.H. Lundsteen, 1965. 44 pages, DKK 50.


"Acta Arctica. Arktisk Institut 50 år."

Acta Arctica. Arktisk Institut 50 år.

Flere forfattere. Særtryk af Tidsskriftet Grønland, 2004. 59 pages, DKK 25.


"Thule, itsak - i gamle dage - in days of old"

"Thule, itsak - i gamle dage - in days of old".

N.O. Christensen & Hans Ebbesen, Arktisk Institut, 1985. 136 pages, DKK 100.



"Nanortalik 1797-1997"

"Nanortalik 1797-1997"

Nalliuttorsiornermi atuakkiaq assilisat allagartalersukkat - Jubilæumsbog i tekst og billeder.

231 pages, DKK 100.


Upernavik (kalaallisut, dansk, English)

af Pauline Kleischmidt Knudsen

Upernavik Kommune & Arktisk Institut, 1997. 223 pages, DKK 100.

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