Despite COVID, tourists are returning to Northern Finland seeking Santa Claus

Despite COVID, tourists are returning to Northern Finland seeking Santa Claus

HELSINKI — Santa Claus and heavy snowfalls are attracting British tourists back to Finnish Lapland, bolstering Finland's tourism industry that has been hit hard...
Nunavik quarantine for travelers takes effect

Nunavik quarantine for travelers takes effect

Travelers from the south who are bound for Nunavik are now required to undergo a 10-day quarantine if they have not received three doses...
Cruise liner Hurtigruten cuts short Antarctic voyage after COVID outbreak

Cruise liner Hurtigruten cuts short Antarctic voyage after COVID outbreak

OSLO — Norwegian cruise and travel operator Hurtigruten Group will cut short a voyage in the Antarctica region following an outbreak of the coronavirus,...
Nordic skier-turned-musher wins 50th running of Alaska’s Iditarod race

Nordic skier-turned-musher wins 50th running of Alaska’s Iditarod race

ANCHORAGE — Brent Sass, a 42-year-old former college Nordic skier, glided into Nome early on Tuesday morning to win Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog...
How a new app helps Arctic tourists track northern lights

How a new app helps Arctic tourists track northern lights

HAMBURG — So you want to see the northern lights? Experts will often tell you it's best to travel as far north as you...
Climate change, COVID loom over Alaska’s 50th annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Climate change, COVID loom over Alaska’s 50th annual Iditarod Sled Dog...

ANCHORAGE —Forty-nine mushers and their teams of huskies trotted through Alaska's largest city on Saturday to start the 50th annual running of the Iditarod...
Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

With 2021 dominated by pandemic-related travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, the number of of travelers across the Norwegian-Russian border reached record lows. “The total...
Santa Claus sets off from the Arctic Circle on annual Christmas journey

Santa Claus sets off from the Arctic Circle on annual Christmas...

Santa Claus set off from the Arctic Circle — in this case, Rovaniemi, Finland, one of several places across the Arctic with a Christmas...
New Icelandair connecting flights will ease travel between Greenland and North America

New Icelandair connecting flights will ease travel between Greenland and North...

Icelandair will soon offer two routes to Greenland from Keflavik International Airport, a move that will make it significantly easier for travelers from North...
A peninsula on an island Nansen named for his wife and daughter has melted away

A peninsula on an island Nansen named for his wife and...

Employees of the Russian Arctic National Park discovered that the peninsula on the northern edge of Eva-Liv island in Franz Josef Land wasn’t a...