The command’s main task is surveillance, assertion of sovereignty and military defense of Greenland and the Faroe Islands.


The geographical area of responsibility includes the 200 nautical mile Faroese Fishery Zone, the Greenlandic Economic Zone and additional areas included in Greenland Search and Rescue Region (SRR).


Other key tasks are Maritime Pollution Prevention, fishery inspection, Search & Rescue, hydrographical surveys and support to governmental science missions, and the civil society.


Joint Arctic Command Denmark is a joint operational territorial command comprised of personnel from all services in the Royal Danish Armed Forces; Navy, Airforce, Special Forces and Army. It also employs civilians from Denmark, Greenland the Faroe Islands.


Besides the headquarters in Nuuk, the Joint Arctic Command, is represented in both Copenhagen, Aalborg, Thorshavn, Thule and Kangerlussuaq, as well as several smaller stations mainly, along the east coast of Greenland; Station North, Daneborg, Mestersvig and Groennedal.



Joint Arctic Command

Aalisartut Aqqutta 47

3900 Nuuk


Reception: +299 36 40 00


Press Office


Address in Faroe Islands:

Joint Arctic Command

Tinghúsvegur 64

0100 Tórshavn

Phone: +298 34 14 00


Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre (JRCC), Greenland:

Phone: + 299 36 40 10


Last updated March 4, 2021 - 08:33