The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

2020 was the year when many newly built luxury polar-class cruise ships were supposed to bring wealthy tourists to the Arctic. But the start...
Arctic wilderness tourism is hit especially hard by the coronavirus

Arctic wilderness tourism is hit especially hard by the coronavirus

Northern lights, dog sledding, wilderness winter-camping, unique bird watching, local food and accommodation in wooden huts. A true recipe for building an Arctic adventure...
Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise ban

Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise...

Nunavut artists accustomed to selling their work to cruise ship passengers can expect leaner times ahead, following the decision by Canada’s transport minister, Marc Garneau,...
Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to its board

Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to...

BOSTON — Lindblad Expeditions on Thursday said it named two independent directors backed by activist investment firm ValueAct Capital, which owns a nearly 10...
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...
Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will sail supplies

Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will...

The northern cruise industry is sailing into deeply troublesome waters as the peak season for the Arctic voyages is only a few months away.Passengers...
Arctic tourism businesses fear they won’t survive the coronavirus crisis

Arctic tourism businesses fear they won’t survive the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus is already having a major impact on Arctic tourism.March and April are usually some of the busiest tourist months in Northern Norway...
Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway's Thomas Waerner has won the 48th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, passing under the burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska early Wednesday...
Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are announced in the state

Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are...

Alaska officials on March 12 announced the state’s first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that is causing a disruptive...
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...