Tourism

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...
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...
Karelian petroglyphs listed as World Heritage Site

Karelian petroglyphs listed as World Heritage Site

The petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea have acquired status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to an announcement earlier this...
For Northern destinations, dealing with tourism can be an exercise in crowd control

For Northern destinations, dealing with tourism can be an exercise in...

If tourism in the North tends to get a bad rap, it is not hard to understand why. Rapid, often unexpected, growth is blamed...
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...
Three French tourists are dead in a fresh avalanche in Arctic Norway

Three French tourists are dead in a fresh avalanche in Arctic...

COPENHAGEN — For the second time in a matter of days, an avalanche has claimed lives in northern Norway. Three French tourists were pronounced dead...
Shorter runway on horizon for new southern Greenland airport

Shorter runway on horizon for new southern Greenland airport

Greenlandic lawmakers made a wise decision in 2018 when they voted to move an airport in the southern part of the country from its...
This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of coronavirus spread

This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of...

On Saturday, officials announced that the Arctic Winter Games would be canceled due to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The games, which are held every...
Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has decided to postpone its 2022 games. Next year’s Arctic Winter Games were originally set to be held in...
Parks Canada plans to record underwater sounds at Tallurutiup Imanga conservation area

Parks Canada plans to record underwater sounds at Tallurutiup Imanga conservation...

Parks Canada wants to record underwater activity in four spots around Arctic Bay, in the hope of creating greater understanding of how human activity...
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