Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

Pandemic concerns postpone 2022 Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has decided to postpone its 2022 games. Next year’s Arctic Winter Games were originally set to be held in...
A double-decker train has begun operations linking Murmansk to the rest of Russia

A double-decker train has begun operations linking Murmansk to the rest...

The first double-decker train leaving Murmansk for St. Petersburg on Monday was also the first passenger train to cross over the new railway bridge...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...
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...
WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth, says central bank

WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth, says central bank

COPENHAGEN — The collapse of budget airline WOW Air last month will dent Iceland's economic growth this year and cause some losses in the...
Murmansk and Arkhangelsk will see fewer foreign cruise vessels this summer

Murmansk and Arkhangelsk will see fewer foreign cruise vessels this summer

A 72-hours visa-free program and a new multi-million cruise port weren't enough to attract more cruise ships to Murmansk. Compared with 2015,Russia's largest Arctic...
A Nunavik search-and-rescue team is campaigning to buy a hovercraft

A Nunavik search-and-rescue team is campaigning to buy a hovercraft

A Nunavik search-and-rescue team says the warming Arctic climate has forced them to look into buying a hovercraft to modernize their capabilities. Paulusie Novalinga is...
With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings between US, Russia

With an Alaska-to-Chukotka flight, travelers push for easier Bering Strait crossings...

After enduring several days of weather delays, a slimmed-down convoy of aviators and travel pioneers intent on strengthening Alaska-Russia ties completed a planned trip...
More tourists venture to Russia’s remotest Arctic coast

More tourists venture to Russia’s remotest Arctic coast

Arctic tourism is on the rise, including in one of the remotest parts of the north. Figures presented by the Russian Arctic National Park show that a total...
In Nunavut and Nunavik, the tourism industry is being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic

In Nunavut and Nunavik, the tourism industry is being hit hard...

With the borders of Nunavut and Nunavik being effectively closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the eastern Arctic’s tourism industries have been hit hard. According to...