Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil...

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...
Nunavut sees a bump in outside visitors in 2018, according to new numbers

Nunavut sees a bump in outside visitors in 2018, according to...

From April to Sept. 2018, more than 51,000 people visited Nunavut from outside the territory.That’s according to Nunavut’s annual tourism report for 2018-2019 from the Department...
Santa declares Christmas season ‘open’ in Arctic Finland

Santa declares Christmas season ‘open’ in Arctic Finland

On Sunday, the Arctic Christmas tourism season in Finland was formally opened, with a speech by Santa Claus, calling for peace and understanding.“Just like...
Finnish tour operator ends visits to sacred Sami island

Finnish tour operator ends visits to sacred Sami island

The island Ukonsaari, Äijih in Inari Sámi, is the most famous holy place for the Sámi in Finland.Tours to the island have been a...
Greenland aims to turn international attention into international investment

Greenland aims to turn international attention into international investment

When reports surfaced this summer that U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his ambition to buy Greenland, the international media storm that ensued may...
A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on HFO

A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on...

There have been moments that signalled a change in how Arctic waters would be used.There was the 1,600-person cruise ship, the Crystal Serenity, that...
Aurora season is back

Aurora season is back

With the autumnal equinox past, and northern skies darkening, it's the time of year when northern lights are once again frequently visible — though...
A giant Christmas theme park in northern Finland aims to attract 10 million visitors to the Arctic annually

A giant Christmas theme park in northern Finland aims to attract...

Plans for the Republic of Santa Claus theme park north of Rovaniemi include a giant transparent dome with round-the-year artificial snowfall and northern lights,...
Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

With a campaign that emphasized its Arctic location, Norway's Bodø won the competition to become a European Capital of Culture 2024. It is the first...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...