Joint initiative in Iceland offers services for Arctic operations

Arctic Services, a joint initiative between companies and institutions in Iceland, collectively, has over 40 years’ experience servicing Arctic operations in the North Atlantic.

The main objective of Arctic Services is to promote the high service level and infrastructure available for those involved in exploration, oil search and mining in the Arctic region.

The joint initiative was first introduced in March 2013, and since then, has grown into a collective of 55 companies in various sectors of professional services and industries.

Akureyri is the most densely populated area in Iceland outside of the Greater Reykjavik Area. The region’s geographic location is central to Arctic operations, offering a vibrant local economy, a modern, international airport, excellent harbour facilities and extensive possibilities for expansion in a fast changing global environment.

The planned harbour facility at Dysnes will further strengthen the region’s role as a service hub in the Arctic by welcoming a variety of industries to the greenfield industrial area. Building on strong industry and fisheries tradition in the area, the site is being developed to welcome various sectors active in the Arctic, e.g. mining, oil exploration and research.

Members of the Arctic Services collective will be in attendance at PDAC 2014, taking place between 2nd and 5th March in Toronto, Canada. The event is an opportunity for professionals in the mineral exploration industry to meet, whereby Arctic Services will be discussing its operations in North Iceland.

To find out more about the initiative and its services, visit