Sled races are a highlight of Salekhard’s Reindeer Breeder Day celebrations

Sled races are a highlight of Salekhard’s Reindeer Breeder Day celebrations

Residents of Salekhard in West Siberia celebrated Reindeer Breeder Day, a major holiday of the region's Indigenous peoples, on the nearby Polyabta River on...
Prepare for the worst, Greenland tourism industry warned

Prepare for the worst, Greenland tourism industry warned

Greenland’s tourism industry should prepare for a summer without any cruise ships and a reopening of its borders to airline passengers no earlier than...
Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Scientists in Svalbard seeking to understand the environmental impact of releasing wastewater directly into the ocean have found surprisingly high levels of pharmaceuticals in...
Iceland volcano could erupt for years, creating ‘perfect tourist’ attraction

Iceland volcano could erupt for years, creating ‘perfect tourist’ attraction

COPENHAGEN — A volcano in Iceland spewing lava into the sky since it erupted last Friday could continue its spectacular display for years, potentially...
Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital

COPENHAGEN — A volcano erupted near Iceland's capital Reykjavik on Friday, shooting lava high into the night sky after thousands of small earthquakes in...
Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp cancelled for the third year in a row

Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp cancelled for the third year in...

COVID-19 travel restrictions have put a halt to the annual ice camp Barneo, usually constructed by Russia on Arctic sea ice near the North...
Iceland opens borders for vaccinated visitors to boost tourism

Iceland opens borders for vaccinated visitors to boost tourism

COPENHAGEN — Iceland will this week open its borders to all visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 without mandatory testing or quarantine, as...
West Greenland’s plastic litter mostly comes from local sources, study finds

West Greenland’s plastic litter mostly comes from local sources, study finds

The vast majority of plastic that collects on Greenland’s western coast likely stems from local sources, a study of 300 kilograms of litter gathered during...
A Russian art exhibit under sea ice aims to draw attention to climate change

A Russian art exhibit under sea ice aims to draw attention...

An exhibit of art was displayed under the ice of the White Sea in the Karelia region in Northwest Russia last month. Visitors were required...
Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has decided to postpone its 2022 games. Next year’s Arctic Winter Games were originally set to be held in...