Iceland fully reopens amid rising vaccinations and demand for tourism

Iceland fully reopens amid rising vaccinations and demand for tourism

Iceland has relaxed all domestic coronavirus restrictions as its vaccination campaign for adults nears completion, officials announced last week. The news means tourism, a major...
Tightrope walkers set a world record high above a Swedish Arctic valley

Tightrope walkers set a world record high above a Swedish Arctic...

STOCKHOLM — Four German tightrope walkers have set a new world highlining distance record by crossing a 2.1 kilometer-long valley in northern Swedish on...
Greenland’s Inuit to use membership of Arctic commerce group to push pro-mining message

Greenland’s Inuit to use membership of Arctic commerce group to push...

A group representing Greenland Inuit has joined the Arctic Economic Council separately from its parent organization, as Greenland seeks to address concerns that political...
EU lawmakers push for more visibility in the Arctic — and a stronger response to Russia and China

EU lawmakers push for more visibility in the Arctic — and...

The European Union should ally itself closer with its allies in Asia and North America to counter Chinese and Russian actions in the Arctic,...
US Coast Guard starts its seasonal Arctic operations from Kotzebue base

US Coast Guard starts its seasonal Arctic operations from Kotzebue base

The U.S. Coast Guard has opened its seasonal Arctic operating site in Kotzebue, Alaska, a key milestone kicking off the 2021 season of its...
With its Arctic workhorse approaching retirement, Sweden weighs whether to build a new research icebreaker

With its Arctic workhorse approaching retirement, Sweden weighs whether to build...

Since coming into service in 1989, the Oden, has been something of a workhorse for the Swedish state: By winter, it is an icebreaker...
A Luxembourg protest brings opposition to a Nunavut mine expansion to the world stage

A Luxembourg protest brings opposition to a Nunavut mine expansion to...

While a public hearing on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s expansion project is on hold, a Greenpeace protest at the headquarters of the mining company’s...
A UK research vessel has set a new record for the Royal Navy’s northernmost surface voyage

A UK research vessel has set a new record for the...

A British icebreaking survey ship has sailed further north than any other surface vessel in the history of the Royal Navy. The HMS Protector reportedly...
OneWeb launches satellites to roll out northern internet service

OneWeb launches satellites to roll out northern internet service

MOSCOW — Britain-based tech company OneWeb sent 36 satellites into orbit on Thursday, a landmark launch it said would pave the way for it...
Finnish forest industry giant to shut down paper production at world’s northernmost mill

Finnish forest industry giant to shut down paper production at world’s...

Earlier this month Finnish forest products manufacturer Stora Enso announced that it will be shutting down pulp and paper production at its Veitsiluoto Mill...