Sirius patrol

Pictures of the Danish Sirius Patrol
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Greenland by dog sledge: The Sirius Patrol in numbers

Since the Cold War, Denmark has staked its claim to northern Greenland - and its untapped mineral wealth - with dog sledge patrols.

Sirius Patrol

Sirius Patrol

Sirius - Denmark's Navy Dogsled Patrol in Greenland

As the sun sets, the team drives toward an iceberg in Hyde Fjord near the top of Greenland. After two years with the dogs, "you know them better than high school friends," Rasmus says.

Morten Hilmer with his Sirius Dogs

Sirius Sled Patrol (Slædepatruljen Sirius) in Greenland (Credit: Morten Hilmer)

The Danish 'Sirius' dog patrol in Kong O Photo by Clive Johnson

The Danish 'Sirius' dog patrol in Kong O Photo by Clive Johnson — National Geographic Your Shot

Sirius Patrol

Sirius Patrol

Fritz Hoffmann

Fritz Hoffmann

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