The World Rally Championship’s first ever Arctic race opens in Finland

The World Rally Championship’s first ever Arctic race opens in Finland

Hyundai driver Ott Tanak led after the first day of the Arctic Rally on Friday, with the Estonian winning the opening two stages in...
Murmansk’s governor pitches a major Arctic tourism project to the Kremlin

Murmansk’s governor pitches a major Arctic tourism project to the Kremlin

Murmansk Governor Andrei Chibis top regional development priorities traveled to Moscow last week to present the plans for a major Arctic tourism project to...
Greenland’s airport upgrade project braces for major cost overruns

Greenland’s airport upgrade project braces for major cost overruns

Legislators responsible for oversight of Greenland’s largest-ever infrastructure project have expressed their concern about potential cost overruns that may amount to a third of...
Canada’s Air Force plans assessment of Nunavut, Nunavik airfields

Canada’s Air Force plans assessment of Nunavut, Nunavik airfields

The Royal Canadian Air Force is visiting Nunavut and Nunavik to conduct a series of airfield infrastructure assessments. The team will visit and overnight in...
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...
Canada extends ban on Arctic cruise ships and pleasure craft through 2022

Canada extends ban on Arctic cruise ships and pleasure craft through...

The temporary ban on cruise ships and pleasure craft in all Canadian Arctic waters has been renewed for another year, the federal government announced,...
A 400-year Sámi tradition goes digital to survive coronavirus

A 400-year Sámi tradition goes digital to survive coronavirus

Jokkmokks Marknad might be one of the oldest survivors of COVID-19. The annual market held in its northern Sweden namesake town will take place...
How a US Arctic research initiative is pushing to connect science with Arctic communities

How a US Arctic research initiative is pushing to connect science...

A major U.S. research effort focused on the impacts of rapid climate change in the Arctic is boosting its efforts to connect the science...
A warming Arctic can offer climate insight to the rest of the world, experts say

A warming Arctic can offer climate insight to the rest of...

HONG KONG/BRUSSELS — The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native...
Moscow wants more tourist ships to visit Franz Josef Land

Moscow wants more tourist ships to visit Franz Josef Land

Tourism was on the agenda as the Presidium of the Russian Arctic Commission convened in late December to follow up government Arctic priorities. According to...