US, Canada conduct a joint Arctic search-and-rescue exercise in Nunavut

US, Canada conduct a joint Arctic search-and-rescue exercise in Nunavut

The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian forces conducted a joint Arctic search-and-rescue exercise in the Arctic on Monday. The Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Rangers...
Shorter runway on horizon for new southern Greenland airport

Shorter runway on horizon for new southern Greenland airport

Greenlandic lawmakers made a wise decision in 2018 when they voted to move an airport in the southern part of the country from its...
Swedish firm offering five-star accommodations aboard North Pole airship

Swedish firm offering five-star accommodations aboard North Pole airship

A Swedish firm plans to use airships to transport people to the North Pole. If all goes according to schedule, OceanSky Cruises will offer...
Landslides have prompted a partial closure of Alaska’s Denali National Park

Landslides have prompted a partial closure of Alaska’s Denali National Park

ANCHORAGE — A large swath of Denali National Park, one of Alaska's premier travel destinations, has closed for the summer tourist season weeks early...
Karelian petroglyphs listed as World Heritage Site

Karelian petroglyphs listed as World Heritage Site

The petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea have acquired status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to an announcement earlier this...
After two years of cancellations, northern ports hope for the return of cruise ships in 2022

After two years of cancellations, northern ports hope for the return...

After cruise ship visits to Nome, Alaska were canceled for a second season, the community is pinning its hopes on a the prospect of...
On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals — and a new future

On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals...

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Alaska — Fifty years ago, Patrick Pletnikoff spent his summers stripping blubber from the carcasses of seals clubbed to death in...
Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as native Atlantic salmon decline

Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as...

The Fishing and Hunting Association in the Norwegian municipality of Sør-Varanger last week halted fishing in several of its local rivers. The ban comes...
Iceland fully reopens amid rising vaccinations and demand for tourism

Iceland fully reopens amid rising vaccinations and demand for tourism

Iceland has relaxed all domestic coronavirus restrictions as its vaccination campaign for adults nears completion, officials announced last week. The news means tourism, a major...
Tightrope walkers set a world record high above a Swedish Arctic valley

Tightrope walkers set a world record high above a Swedish Arctic...

STOCKHOLM — Four German tightrope walkers have set a new world highlining distance record by crossing a 2.1 kilometer-long valley in northern Swedish on...