With winter season in doubt, Europe’s Arctic travel industry warns of layoffs, bankruptcies

With winter season in doubt, Europe’s Arctic travel industry warns of...

A maze of coronavirus-related travel restrictions across Europe led many in the Nordic region to opt for domestic travel this summer. For some parts...
Loopholes in a proposed Arctic HFO ban seriously weaken environmental protections, a new report says

Loopholes in a proposed Arctic HFO ban seriously weaken environmental protections,...

A new report released on Thursday suggests that a recommended ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic would not go far enough, fast...
Regional airline Widerøe cuts flights in northern Norway

Regional airline Widerøe cuts flights in northern Norway

Widerøe, Norway's third largest airline and the largest regional airline in the Nordic nations, says it will reduce routes from Tromsø to Kirkenes, Vadsø...
Norway’s Hurtigruten halts cruises after a COVID-19 outbreak on an Arctic voyage

Norway’s Hurtigruten halts cruises after a COVID-19 outbreak on an Arctic...

OSLO — Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten is halting all its so-called expedition cruises until further notice following an outbreak of COVID-19 on one of...
At least 40 infected with COVID-19 on Norway cruises amid scramble to trace passengers

At least 40 infected with COVID-19 on Norway cruises amid scramble...

OSLO — At least 40 passengers and crew from a luxury cruise liner have tested positive for COVID-19 and the authorities were still trying...
Four Norway cruise ship crew are hospitalized in Tromsø with COVID-19

Four Norway cruise ship crew are hospitalized in Tromsø with COVID-19

OSLO — Four crew members on a Norwegian cruise vessel were diagnosed with COVID-19 after it arrived at the Arctic port of Tromsø early...
Nome’s port is quieter in coronavirus summer, but ship activity continues

Nome’s port is quieter in coronavirus summer, but ship activity continues

This was to have been a banner year for cruise ship travel to Nome, the biggest city in Alaska's Bering Strait region. At least...
After years of over-tourism concerns, Iceland now has the opposite problem

After years of over-tourism concerns, Iceland now has the opposite problem

COPENHAGEN — Icelanders seem to have found the best way to keep the island free of the coronavirus while welcoming tourists at the same...
A draft law would offer Russians free plots of Arctic land

A draft law would offer Russians free plots of Arctic land

MOSCOW — Russians will be able to obtain plots of land in Russia's Arctic free of charge to build homes and set up businesses...
With interested buyers emerging, a bankrupt airline serving Alaska’s Arctic may fly again

With interested buyers emerging, a bankrupt airline serving Alaska’s Arctic may...

A bankrupt airline that provided critical transportation to rural Alaska will be sold at auction in early July. The pending sale of Ravn Air Group...