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,...
Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

The spectre of climate change looms large over Audun Salte's dog farm.His 110 dogs live in the sparse outdoors of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago...
Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic city?

Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic...

Marred by population decline and strained economy, Murmansk hopes it can stir growth by building of new futuristic and fancy city quarters on the...
How a highway to the Arctic Ocean is changing a corner of Canada’s Arctic

How a highway to the Arctic Ocean is changing a corner...

Nearly two years after it opened in Canada’s northwest corner, the only public highway to the Arctic Ocean in North America is seeing a...
In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic win

In spotlight after Trump offer, Greenland sees chance for an economic...

COPENHAGEN — Greenland's leaders want to use global interest in the Arctic island aroused by President Donald Trump's eye-catching offer of a sale to...
A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz Josef Land

A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz...

Two-hundred fifty passengers will no longer get to Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic as originally planned, after Hurtigruten was forced to cancel...