Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway's Thomas Waerner has won the 48th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, passing under the burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska early Wednesday...
Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are announced in the state

Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are...

Alaska officials on March 12 announced the state’s first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that is causing a disruptive...
This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of coronavirus spread

This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of...

On Saturday, officials announced that the Arctic Winter Games would be canceled due to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.The games, which are held every...
Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are spread across the Arctic Ocean seafloor near the North Pole

Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are...

Like every year since 2000, polar experts from Russia are making ready for takeoff towards the Arctic ice cap. First, two Mi-8T helicopters will...
Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland is looking to attract 15,000 more visitors over the next three years by promoting winter tourism and appealing to people looking to take...
An avalanche on Svalbard has killed two German tourists

An avalanche on Svalbard has killed two German tourists

OSLO — Two Germans were killed on Thursday when an avalanche hit a glacier in the western part of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard,...
Iceland reports fewer visitors, longer stays in 2019

Iceland reports fewer visitors, longer stays in 2019

For the first time in nine years, the number of foreigners landing in Iceland’s Keflavík airport declined in 2019, falling to just under 2...
Fear about coronavirus could hurt Arctic tourism

Fear about coronavirus could hurt Arctic tourism

A 32-year-old women from Wuhan in China was hunting the northern lights among other Chinese tourists in Saariselkä when she last Sunday began to...
Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from China

Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from...

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, affecting a Chinese traveller from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said.The traveller remains...
For Northern destinations, dealing with tourism can be an exercise in crowd control

For Northern destinations, dealing with tourism can be an exercise in...

If tourism in the North tends to get a bad rap, it is not hard to understand why. Rapid, often unexpected, growth is blamed...