Greenland picks Denmark as airport project partner over Beijing

Greenland picks Denmark as airport project partner over Beijing

COPENHAGEN — Greenland on Monday picked Denmark as partner in a planned airport upgrade as it sought to defuse a diplomatic row over how...
Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway for Russia’s Arctic tourism

Barentsburg aims to transform from a coal town into a gateway...

For visitors, the Russian town on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago combines the contrasts of pristine Arctic beauty and Soviet style industry. Nowadays, however, Barentsburg is...
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...
Arctic tourism hotspots risk meltdown

Arctic tourism hotspots risk meltdown

More than most areas, the Arctic sells itself on being empty and difficult to reach. This has served it well for the most part,...
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...
The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next year

The Arctic’s first hybrid-electric cruise vessel is set to sail next...

"A green footprint is an inevitable part of future tourism in the Arctic,” says Agnes Árnadóttir, co-founder of Green Wave Holding, the company to...
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...
A busy cruise ship season lies ahead for Nunavut

A busy cruise ship season lies ahead for Nunavut

If you live in Pond Inlet, you might want to prepare to sell some arts and crafts this Saturday.On that day, three cruise ships...
Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

Polar bear shot dead after attack on Svalbard

A polar bear was shot and killed Saturday after it attacked and injured a tour guide.The attack happened Saturday morning when a group of...
Seabourn joins growing number of cruise companies expanding into Arctic

Seabourn joins growing number of cruise companies expanding into Arctic

Joining a list of cruise companies expanding into Arctic waters, Seabourn Cruise Line, owned by Carnival Corp., recently announced it will add two new,...