Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland is looking to attract 15,000 more visitors over the next three years by promoting winter tourism and appealing to people looking to take...
A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

Federal legislation has cleared the way for the resumption of cruise travel in Alaska this year — though not at the record-breaking level that...
Amid pandemic, Murmansk gets new direct flights throughout Russia

Amid pandemic, Murmansk gets new direct flights throughout Russia

This week, new direct flights take off from the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk to Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod. Domestic travel by the Aeroflot Group...
Set speed limit on Arctic shipping to cut underwater noise, study recommends

Set speed limit on Arctic shipping to cut underwater noise, study...

As sea ice in the Arctic recedes, the region is increasingly touted as a shorter route for shippers, reducing sailing distances between Europe and...
Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

Climate Change ‘car crash’ draws in visitors in the Arctic

The spectre of climate change looms large over Audun Salte's dog farm. His 110 dogs live in the sparse outdoors of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago...
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...
NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

The Arctic Ocean is expected to see a rise in traffic as ice melts and seas warm. Yet according to some estimates, only 4.7...
Norwegian island’s serious-but-not-literal ‘time-free zone’ bid generates more attention than expected

Norwegian island’s serious-but-not-literal ‘time-free zone’ bid generates more attention than expected

It sounded too good to be true. And, in fact, it was: Sommerøya, a Norwegian island north of the Arctic Circle, will not, as...
On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals — and a new future

On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals...

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Alaska — Fifty years ago, Patrick Pletnikoff spent his summers stripping blubber from the carcasses of seals clubbed to death in...
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...