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Welcome to the 2023 Arctic Circle Assembly, taking place at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík Iceland, October 19-21.



2023 Arctic Circle Assembly

The 2023 Arctic Circle Assembly will be held in Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland. It starts on the morning of Thursday, October 19, and concludes with a Culture Night on the evening of Saturday, October 21


Predicting the Future Arctic: Views from an Arctic Expert Survey

By: Mathieu Landriault, Stefan Kirchner, Rasmus Leander Nielsen and Paul Minard

Grímsson Fellows

Established by the Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Center

Grímsson Fellowships are open to scientists, researchers, experts, scholars and writers of any nationality. The fellows are invited to stay in the House of Grímur in the historic town of Ísafjörður, the capital of the beautiful Westfjords region in Iceland. In addition to the free stay, the Fellowship includes travel to and from Iceland, as well as a stipend contribution towards living cost.

The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award

The Award celebrates action-oriented scientific initiatives that serve to promote and raise awareness of promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans.


Arctic Circle Japan Forum

Science - Geopolitics - Economy -
Oceans - Climate - Technology


Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum

The Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum was organized in association with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment


Nordurslod - The North Path

A Gateway to New International Dialogue, Innovation and Constructive Action.
A 21st Century Hub for Global Climate Cooperation and Sustainable Future of the Arctic.

Mission Statement by the Board of the Grimsson Centre.


The Arctic Council as a Model for Regional Collaboration

By: Fran Ulmer, Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) from 2011 to 2020 and Joel Clement, Senior Fellow with the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs


2022 Arctic Circle Assembly

The 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly was held in Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-16 October.

The Arctic Circle Prize

The Arctic Circle Prize is awarded for extraordinary contributions to the continuous work of securing a sustainable and prosperous future in the Arctic.


NEW PODCAST: Helsinki Security Forum

Listen to the latest Arctic Circle Podcast on the Helsinki Security Forum.

The Success of the Arctic Circle Japan Forum

The Arctic Circle Japan Forum - Asia in the Future of the Arctic - took place in Tokyo on March 4-6 2023. Over 300 participants took part in the program which contained over 50 Sessions. The Forum was organized in association with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Nippon Foundation.


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Topical Videos

The Vision for the Emirates Climate Conference - COP28 UAE at the Arctic Circle Abu Dhabi Forum

H.E. Rt Hon. Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the Military Committee, NATO

H.E. Múte B. Egede, Prime Minister of Greenland

Q&A with the Chinese Special Representative for Arctic Affairs

The U.S. Arctic Vision

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