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

Danish Arctic Institutes map collection consist of approx. 5000 maps

The Danish Arctic Institute's map collection consists of approximately 5,000 maps of many different types - from triangulation sketches, hand-drawn maps and early printed maps to many series and types of printed maps, primarily from Greenland but also from the rest of the Arctic and partly Antarctica. A select and large portion of these can be seen on

For information about the other maps, contact the archive manager ([email protected]), who can send you our map registry (Excel sheet, in Danish only).

The mapping of East Greenland and the naming of localities that have taken place over several centuries are presented in detail in the database "East Greenlandic Place Names" ("Østgrønlandske Stednavne", in Danish only).

Contact the Map Archive:

+45 3231 5055