Arctic Portal logoThe Arctic Portal is a comprehensive gateway to Arctic information and data on the internet, increasing information sharing and co-operation among Arctic stakeholders and granting exposure to Arctic related information and data.

The Arctic Portal is operated in consultation and co-operation with members of the Arctic Council and its Working Groups, Permanent Participants, Observers and other Stakeholders. The Arctic Portal is a network of information and data sharing and serves as host to many web sites in a circumpolar context, supporting co-operation and outreach in science, education, and policy making.

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The Arctic Portal is managed as non-profitable organization, located in Akureyri, Iceland, under an international board of directors. The Arctic Portal provides web presence to over 50 scientific institutions, associations and project of international importance.

Main Arctic Projects

Current Projects

Along with information sharing, Arctic Portal specializes in websites with design, programing and hosting all among services. Arctic Portal also conducts project management and outreach for numerous projects. It also provides web presence to over 50 scientific institutions, associations and projects of international importance and participates in Arctic research projects, such as European Commission funded EU Arctic Information Centre initiative, Arctic Council SDWG endorsed Arctic Maritime and Aviation Transportation Infrastructure Initiative, the Arctic Council SAON Project, the EU 7th framework program funded PAGE21 Permafrost project and many others.

Other Projects

Main Publications and Reports


The Arctic Portal website contains comprehensive information about the Arctic. News is posted regularly and topic-related portlets are available, on Energy, Shipping, Fishing, Climate change and the Arctic in general. It has videos and images from numerous events, a large library of documents and an events calendar. Arctic Portal also has its own interactive mapping system. The whole website is in English.

Social Media

Contact Information

Halldor Johannsson

Name: Halldór Jóhannsson
Title: director
E-mail: halldor [AT] arcticportal [DOT] org
Telephone: +354 461-2800

Contact Person

Name: Alexander Smirnov
Title: Senior Data Manager
E-mail: alexander [AT] arcticportal [DOT] org

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