With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for Bering Strait shipping lanes

With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for...

The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect...
Architecture showcase to offer virtual Greenland experience

Architecture showcase to offer virtual Greenland experience

When the 2018 edition of the Venice Biennale opens on Saturday, its visitors will be able to take a virtual tour of Ilulissat, Greenland,...
A Greenlandic restoration project earns a top EU cultural-heritage award

A Greenlandic restoration project earns a top EU cultural-heritage award

Built in the late 18th century, the colonial buildings at the Ilimanaq whaling station and mission some 190 miles (300 kilometers) north of the Arctic...
Iceland saw a slight drop in tourists for the first time in years this April

Iceland saw a slight drop in tourists for the first time...

Departures of foreign passengers through Keflavik International Airport in Iceland totaled 147,000 thousand in April, which is a decrease of about 6,000 thousand from...
For Northern destinations, spring is a season of discontent

For Northern destinations, spring is a season of discontent

To get an idea of what Tromsø, Norway, might look like without tourism, visit on the first day of May. A public holiday during...
An Iditarod-inspired race lets a few choice amateur mushers take on Scandinavia’s Arctic

An Iditarod-inspired race lets a few choice amateur mushers take on...

A group of amateurs have driven teams of dog sleds through 300 kilometers of Arctic wilderness in the Fjallraven Polar.Just 20 people from all over the...
Murmansk and Arkhangelsk will see fewer foreign cruise vessels this summer

Murmansk and Arkhangelsk will see fewer foreign cruise vessels this summer

A 72-hours visa-free program and a new multi-million cruise port weren't enough to attract more cruise ships to Murmansk. Compared with 2015,Russia's largest Arctic...
Thanks to philanthropic efforts, a long-awaited visitor center at Ilulissat Icefjord could soon become a reality

Thanks to philanthropic efforts, a long-awaited visitor center at Ilulissat Icefjord...

With its 20,000 foreign guests each year, the Ilulissat Icefjord is Greenland’s most popular tourism attraction. A planned visitor center due to open its...
France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take tourists to the North Pole

France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take...

The French luxury expedition operator Ponant has signed contract with Vard Søviknes yard in Norway to build the world’s first non-nuclear cruise ship to...
Finland’s northern airports see big growth

Finland’s northern airports see big growth

Finavia, Finland’s aviation agency, reports a growth in passengers to Lapland more than double the country’s average.For the first nine months of 2017 Ivalo...