A stringent isolation strategy has kept Greenland mostly safe from the COVID-19 pandemic

A stringent isolation strategy has kept Greenland mostly safe from the...

NUUK — Last month, a 73-year-old woman was found dead in Sisimiut on Greenland’s  west coast. The police suspected homicide. A forensic specialist from...
Eyeing a post-pandemic future, Hurtigruten sells properties in Svalbard

Eyeing a post-pandemic future, Hurtigruten sells properties in Svalbard

The cruise ship company Hurtigruten has over many years significantly grown its presence in Norway's far northern archipelago of Svalbard and today owns several...
Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

Thaw-triggered landslides are a growing hazard in the warming North

The warming climate in Alaska and across the circumpolar North is creating new health and safety risks for people, animals and ecosystems. This piece...
Sled races are a highlight of Salekhard’s Reindeer Breeder Day celebrations

Sled races are a highlight of Salekhard’s Reindeer Breeder Day celebrations

Residents of Salekhard in West Siberia celebrated Reindeer Breeder Day, a major holiday of the region's Indigenous peoples, on the nearby Polyabta River on...
Prepare for the worst, Greenland tourism industry warned

Prepare for the worst, Greenland tourism industry warned

Greenland’s tourism industry should prepare for a summer without any cruise ships and a reopening of its borders to airline passengers no earlier than...
Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Svalbard study finds high levels of pharmaceuticals in marine life

Scientists in Svalbard seeking to understand the environmental impact of releasing wastewater directly into the ocean have found surprisingly high levels of pharmaceuticals in...
Iceland volcano could erupt for years, creating ‘perfect tourist’ attraction

Iceland volcano could erupt for years, creating ‘perfect tourist’ attraction

COPENHAGEN — A volcano in Iceland spewing lava into the sky since it erupted last Friday could continue its spectacular display for years, potentially...
Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital

COPENHAGEN — A volcano erupted near Iceland's capital Reykjavik on Friday, shooting lava high into the night sky after thousands of small earthquakes in...
Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp cancelled for the third year in a row

Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp cancelled for the third year in...

COVID-19 travel restrictions have put a halt to the annual ice camp Barneo, usually constructed by Russia on Arctic sea ice near the North...
Iceland opens borders for vaccinated visitors to boost tourism

Iceland opens borders for vaccinated visitors to boost tourism

COPENHAGEN — Iceland will this week open its borders to all visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 without mandatory testing or quarantine, as...