Nome’s port expansion plan wins official Corps of Engineers approval

Nome’s port expansion plan wins official Corps of Engineers approval

The plan to expand Nome, Alaska’s port into a larger deepwater facility to service Arctic-traveling vessels won approval on Friday from the U.S. Army...
Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

The 2020 summer cruise season, from June to August, was supposed to be an all-time high for expedition cruising to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, some...
Greenland’s companies are eager to get back to business

Greenland’s companies are eager to get back to business

Greenlandic businesses are calling for a quick end to COVID-19-related restrictions as they seek to revive an economy that a recent survey shows has...
Iceland eyes a June border opening

Iceland eyes a June border opening

As part of its gradual relaxation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Iceland’s government says it is preparing new regulations that would...
Unlike Nunavut, Greenland focuses on COVID-19 tests for arriving travellers

Unlike Nunavut, Greenland focuses on COVID-19 tests for arriving travellers

Greenland is introducing repeat COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers, in an effort to stop people infected with the virus from entering the island.Greenland, with...
Facing coronavirus woes, SAS and Norwegian Air get financial lifelines

Facing coronavirus woes, SAS and Norwegian Air get financial lifelines

STOCKHOLM/OSLO — Scandinavian airline SAS said on Tuesday it had signed a government-backed bailout deal, a day after regional rival Norwegian Air narrowly avoided...
Greenland welcomes US aid, but some lawmakers fear it could bring entanglements

Greenland welcomes US aid, but some lawmakers fear it could bring...

Details of a $12.1 million American aid package to Greenland, announced on Thursday, remain scarce, but the money will be directed toward programs in...
In Nunavut and Nunavik, the tourism industry is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic

In Nunavut and Nunavik, the tourism industry is being hit hard...

With the borders of Nunavut and Nunavik being effectively closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the eastern Arctic’s tourism industries have been hit hard.According to...
Greenland is well-placed to weather COVID-19’s economic storm, economists say

Greenland is well-placed to weather COVID-19’s economic storm, economists say

The fallout from the coronavirus will send Greenland into economic decline for at least a year, potentially shrinking output by as much as 7.5...
A Finnish Arctic ski resort closed by coronavirus tests a creative approach to plan for next season

A Finnish Arctic ski resort closed by coronavirus tests a creative...

Like all ski resorts in the country, the Levi Ski Resort in Arctic Finland had to shut down operations overnight at the peak of the...