The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator...
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...
Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway...

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry. Nowadays, however, Barentsburg is...
Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut set to see another busy cruise ship season

Nunavut communities should expect the usual influx of summer visitors arriving by ship this season.The Department of Economic Development and Transportation announced in 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 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,...
A remote Russian Arctic town makes a bid to become a new stopover on the way to the North Pole

A remote Russian Arctic town makes a bid to become a...

Local authorities in Khatanga, a remote community in Russia's Taymyr Peninsula, are aiming to develop the town as a transit hub for tourists attempting...
A Chinese cargo ship specially built for the Arctic has embarked on its first Northern Sea Route voyage

A Chinese cargo ship specially built for the Arctic has embarked...

The Chinese cargo ship Tian En is sailing in the west of Hokkaido Island and is set to cross the Soya Strait on Saturday...
NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

The Arctic Ocean is expected to see a rise in traffic as ice melts and seas warm. Yet according to some estimates, only 4.7...
France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take tourists to the North Pole

France’s Ponant announces the first purpose-built luxury cruise ship to take...

The French luxury expedition operator Ponant has signed contract with Vard Søviknes yard in Norway to build the world’s first non-nuclear cruise ship to...