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...
More tourists venture to Russia’s remotest Arctic coast

More tourists venture to Russia’s remotest Arctic coast

Arctic tourism is on the rise, including in one of the remotest parts of the north. Figures presented by the Russian Arctic National Park show that a total...
Changes in the Arctic are driving more tourists to visit

Changes in the Arctic are driving more tourists to visit

When Fran Ulmer stood at on the ice at the North Pole in July, she was part of an emerging business trend — tours...
Russia lays out plans to boost Arctic tourism

Russia lays out plans to boost Arctic tourism

At a meeting in St. Petersburg Monday, Russian culture ministry officials said new efforts are underway to ramp up tourism to the nation's Arctic regions. The assembly focused...
With a big new airport terminal in Iqaluit, Nunavut hopes to attract more tourists

With a big new airport terminal in Iqaluit, Nunavut hopes to...

A splendid new experience awaits air travellers to Nunavut’s capital, where builders are putting the finishing touches on the Iqaluit International Airport terminal, due...
Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around the region

Arctic tourism is growing — but that’s playing out differently around...

Barren lands, icebergs and a unique flora and fauna have been attracting more and more tourists to Arctic regions over the last decades. However,...
Russia sees 500 percent uptick in Svalbard tourism

Russia sees 500 percent uptick in Svalbard tourism

For the first time, revenues from tourism are now higher than those from coal mining in Barentsberg, the Russian settlement on Svalbard. That has...