The main building (660 m2) can accommodate 26 guests there is a classroom with audio-visual equipment and a power projektor, a living room, kantine and  kitchen facilities.

In addition to the main building, the station also consists of:

  • Private home for the chief of logistics (104 m2;) in the westend of the building
  • Laboratory- and library building (225 m2; two floors)
  • Private home for the chief scientist (120 m2; + basement)
  • Workshop and garage (70 m2)
  • Storage hut in the harbour area (20 m2)


220V - 50 kHz AC



  • Research- and travelship, 43 tons - 15 m long - "Porsild"
  • A speedy,15 feet glassfiberboat  (Limbo) with a 55 HP outboard engine; equipped with a depth sounder
  • 2 rubber boats with outboard engines
  • 2 snow mobiles
  • A truck with indoor space for four passengers



  • The laboratory comprises 3 rooms, 2 of which have standard equipment (incl. electronic balances and microscopes). The third lab is cooled, allowing for work at in-situ temperatures.
  • The laboratory building additionlly comprises a darkroom, a room to store chemicals, a herbarium, and some general purpose storage rooms.



  • Comprehensive collection of classic Arctic litterature (approx. 3000 books)
  • Comprehensive collection of mostly older journals. The Arctic Station subscribes to journals with special Arctic/polar emphasis.
  • Access to printer, and internet connection



  • 2 sets of  RACAL-Decca HF-SSB-radioes
  • Portable VHF-radioes
  • Nivellerinstument
  • Altimeter
  • Portable GPS
  • Generator
  • 3 dataloggers (Squirrel)
  • Tents
  • Cooking utensils
  • Guns


Pictures of the Arctic Station