Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil...

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...
A 400-year Sámi tradition goes digital to survive coronavirus

A 400-year Sámi tradition goes digital to survive coronavirus

Jokkmokks Marknad might be one of the oldest survivors of COVID-19. The annual market  held in its northern Sweden namesake town will take place...
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...
A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to link Alaska and Russia

A convoy of private planes is making a friendship flight to...

Three decades after the melting of the “Ice Curtain” that separated Alaska and Russia during the Cold War, a group of Alaska aviators is...
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...
Iceland reports fewer visitors, longer stays in 2019

Iceland reports fewer visitors, longer stays in 2019

For the first time in nine years, the number of foreigners landing in Iceland’s Keflavík airport declined in 2019, falling to just under 2...
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...
Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are announced in the state

Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are...

Alaska officials on March 12 announced the state’s first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that is causing a disruptive...
In Iceland, a canyon’s closure provides calm after storm of unexpected fame

In Iceland, a canyon’s closure provides calm after storm of unexpected...

Even if Fjaðrárgljúfur does not re-open as planned on June 1, there will still be plenty of places in Iceland to go to get...
Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from China

Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from...

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, affecting a Chinese traveller from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said. The traveller remains...