No Arctic Railway, you said? Let’s make our own

No Arctic Railway, you said? Let’s make our own

The final end to plans on building an Arctic Railway from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes isn’t a big worry for tourist companies in northernmost Finland. “I guess the...
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...
Tromsø will host a new Norwegian rescue helicopter base

Tromsø will host a new Norwegian rescue helicopter base

Norway plans to add more search-and-rescue capability in the Arctic next year, with a helicopter based in Tromsø. The added capacity comes as cruise ship...
Turkish Airlines will bring Asian tourists to Finland’s Arctic with a new Rovaniemi-Istanbul route

Turkish Airlines will bring Asian tourists to Finland’s Arctic with a...

  National carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland will become the northernmost among the airline’s 300 destinations in 60 nations to see direct...
Hikers evacuated as more lava flows from new fissures at Icelandic volcano

Hikers evacuated as more lava flows from new fissures at Icelandic...

Hikers near an Icelandic volcano had to be evacuated on Monday, according to media reports, as lava continued to ooze from newly opened fissures...
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...
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...
As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators might be in store

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators...

Back in the 1990s, when decision-makers in Oslo first begin thinking of ways to develop Svalbard’s tourism industry, it was considered just one of...
Santa sets off from Arctic Finland on his annual Christmas journey

Santa sets off from Arctic Finland on his annual Christmas journey

Families gathered in Rovaniemi, Finland to wave Santa off as he embarked on his annual journey around the world delivering gifts to children. The first...
Grey water dumped into Nunavut waters is set to double by 2035, says WWF

Grey water dumped into Nunavut waters is set to double by...

The amount of grey water dumped from ships into northern waters could double by the year 2035, if Transport Canada doesn’t work on its...