Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

With a campaign that emphasized its Arctic location, Norway's Bodø won the competition to become a European Capital of Culture 2024. It is the first...
Icelandair scraps plan to buy its rival WOW air, shares tumble

Icelandair scraps plan to buy its rival WOW air, shares tumble

Icelandair said on Thursday it had scrapped its all-share deal to buy WOW air that had aimed to create a stronger international competitor, sending...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...
Northern Lights tourism remains extremely popular in Iceland

Northern Lights tourism remains extremely popular in Iceland

According to the director of Gray Line, Þórir Garðarson, there is no sign of a decrease in tourists visiting Iceland to see Northern Lights. Garðarson...
Finnish tour operator ends visits to sacred Sami island

Finnish tour operator ends visits to sacred Sami island

The island Ukonsaari, Äijih in Inari Sámi, is the most famous holy place for the Sámi in Finland. Tours to the island have been a...
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...
Four tourists from Sweden, Finland, presumed dead in avalanche in Norway

Four tourists from Sweden, Finland, presumed dead in avalanche in Norway

OSLO — Four tourists from Finland and Sweden were presumed dead on Friday, two days after they were feared to have been swept away...
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...
How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of approaching polar bears

How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of...

CHURCHILL, Canada — Along the coast of Hudson Bay, hundreds of polar bears have been wandering for weeks, waiting for the wintertime sea ice...
Parks Canada, Nunavut heritage trust sign deal on Franklin artifacts

Parks Canada, Nunavut heritage trust sign deal on Franklin artifacts

Parks Canada and the Inuit Heritage Trust have signed an agreement on how to care for the Franklin expedition’s new and yet-to-be-discovered artifacts. In 2018,...