The Norwegian Polar Institute’s photo library consists of a total of 90,000 photographs, dating 140 years back from 1872 and up to today. A range of interesting historical pictures may be found, as well as depictions of polar landscapes, wildlife and field work.
Our photos can be used in publications, for research and education purposes and also for private purposes.
Terms and conditions:
- The photographs may only be used for the purpose agreed upon.
- Reselling, passing on the photographs to other parties or making copies other than agreed upon in this contract is not allowed.
- The photographs may not be published on the Internet unless such use is specified in the contract, in which case the maximum size of the longest side is 640 pixels
- Reference must be given to Norwegian Polar Institute (together with the name of the photographer) for each photograph where it is printed og otherwise displayed. If the original image has been cropped, this must also be stated.
- It is the buyer’s responsibility to show due care that persons portrayed will not be injured or portrayed in a negative manner, according to the paragraph 45 of the Norwegian Copyright Act.
- The licensed material must be deleted after use, at the latest six months after the date of the usage agreement, unless otherwise agreed upon. If an extension of the agreement is desired, the Norwegian Polar Institute must be contacted.
- One example of the book or other publication containing photographs from the institute’s archives must be sent to the library of the Norwegian Polar Institute.
- The buyer is responsible for the terms of the contract being complied with. The photograph will not be released until the buyer has accepted this terms.
- Charges for archive fee and services will be billed when the buyer has accepted this terms.
Visit the photo archive?
You can visit our photo Library in Tromsø. Appointment must be made in advance.
Here you can browse albums and archives of photos. The photos are organized by theme, location and expeditions. You will find an archive of trapping cabins from Svalbard and also files of trapping cabins from Greenland. We also have an vessel archive of vessels that have operated in the Arctic and the Antarctic.
|Books, front page||1200|
|Journal, front page||800|
|Journal/magazine – front page (commercial)||1800|
|Newspaper – local||500|
|Newspaper – national||1000|
|Posters – whole||1000|
|Posters – part of||500|
|Exhibitions – museums||400|
|Exhibitions – others||1000|
|Internet* – front page (commersial||2000|
|Internet* – underlying page (commersial)||1300|
|Internet* – front page||1000|
|Internet* – front page||600|
|Film: still images used in education||300|
|Live film pr. minute||4800|
|Advertisiing, local/press, journal||1000|
|Advertising, national media||1500|
|Commercials in the cinema||2500|
|Film, still images used in film/TV, additial fee of 50% for reruns.||1000|