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...
Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil, fishing, tourism

Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil,...

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. state of Alaska is, for the moment, distant from the worst medical ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. But its economy...
Registered guides, whole fish, latest weapons in Norway’s efforts to keep foreign anglers honest

Registered guides, whole fish, latest weapons in Norway’s efforts to keep...

After doubling the penalty for fish smuggling this spring, Norway is prepared to impose further regulations aimed at combating a problem that during the...
Greenland’s companies are eager to get back to business

Greenland’s companies are eager to get back to business

Greenlandic businesses are calling for a quick end to COVID-19-related restrictions as they seek to revive an economy that a recent survey shows has...
How local innovation could link Scotland’s north to the Arctic

How local innovation could link Scotland’s north to the Arctic

Each morning before rolling out of bed, my usual routine involves checking the weather. I look at the temperature and the chance of rain....
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...
Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...
Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil...

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...
Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in cruise ship tourism

Ready or not, Greenland is poised to see a rise in...

Earlier this month I attended a wedding in the main church in Ilulissat on Greenland’s west coast, the Zionskirke.I was not invited, I just...
With a big new airport terminal in Iqaluit, Nunavut hopes to attract more tourists

With a big new airport terminal in Iqaluit, Nunavut hopes to...

A splendid new experience awaits air travellers to Nunavut’s capital, where builders are putting the finishing touches on the Iqaluit International Airport terminal, due...