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...
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...
Despite COVID, tourists are returning to Northern Finland seeking Santa Claus

Despite COVID, tourists are returning to Northern Finland seeking Santa Claus

HELSINKI — Santa Claus and heavy snowfalls are attracting British tourists back to Finnish Lapland, bolstering Finland's tourism industry that has been hit hard...
In Iceland, a disagreement over how best to protect a natural treasure

In Iceland, a disagreement over how best to protect a natural...

Iceland’s highlands, according to a website promoting creation of national park there, is one of that country’s greatest treasures. It's a statement few would...
A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

Federal legislation has cleared the way for the resumption of cruise travel in Alaska this year — though not at the record-breaking level that...
As ‘flight shame’ grows, northern Scandinavia airports see mixed impact

As ‘flight shame’ grows, northern Scandinavia airports see mixed impact

With 2019 being the year when ‘Flight shame’ was became widely known as a social movement aimed at boycotting air travel to reduce carbon...
Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Expedition cruise operators formalize a ban on dirty heavy fuel oil...

While the International Maritime Organization has failed to heavy fuel oil, expedition cruise operators have now formalized a self-imposed ban on the fuel's use...
Cruise ships and their passengers are headed back into Nunavut waters

Cruise ships and their passengers are headed back into Nunavut waters

There’s going to be more traffic in the waters around Nunavut this summer as international cruise ships return to the territory’s shores. They’re back after...
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...
Iceland eyes a June border opening

Iceland eyes a June border opening

As part of its gradual relaxation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Iceland’s government says it is preparing new regulations that would...