Iceland saw a slight drop in tourists for the first time in years this April

Iceland saw a slight drop in tourists for the first time...

Departures of foreign passengers through Keflavik International Airport in Iceland totaled 147,000 thousand in April, which is a decrease of about 6,000 thousand from...
Russia lays out plans to boost Arctic tourism

Russia lays out plans to boost Arctic tourism

At a meeting in St. Petersburg Monday, Russian culture ministry officials said new efforts are underway to ramp up tourism to the nation's Arctic regions.The assembly focused...
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...
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...
An Iditarod-inspired race lets a few choice amateur mushers take on Scandinavia’s Arctic

An Iditarod-inspired race lets a few choice amateur mushers take on...

A group of amateurs have driven teams of dog sleds through 300 kilometers of Arctic wilderness in the Fjallraven Polar.Just 20 people from all over the...
WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth, says central bank

WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth, says central bank

COPENHAGEN — The collapse of budget airline WOW Air last month will dent Iceland's economic growth this year and cause some losses in the...
A Greenlandic restoration project earns a top EU cultural-heritage award

A Greenlandic restoration project earns a top EU cultural-heritage award

Built in the late 18th century, the colonial buildings at the Ilimanaq whaling station and mission some 190 miles (300 kilometers) north of the Arctic...
Finland’s northern airports see big growth

Finland’s northern airports see big growth

Finavia, Finland’s aviation agency, reports a growth in passengers to Lapland more than double the country’s average.For the first nine months of 2017 Ivalo...
Russia sees 500 percent uptick in Svalbard tourism

Russia sees 500 percent uptick in Svalbard tourism

For the first time, revenues from tourism are now higher than those from coal mining in Barentsberg, the Russian settlement on Svalbard. That has...
Thanks to philanthropic efforts, a long-awaited visitor center at Ilulissat Icefjord could soon become a reality

Thanks to philanthropic efforts, a long-awaited visitor center at Ilulissat Icefjord...

With its 20,000 foreign guests each year, the Ilulissat Icefjord is Greenland’s most popular tourism attraction. A planned visitor center due to open its...