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...
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...
Recovered from COVID-19? Iceland beckons with quarantine-free entry

Recovered from COVID-19? Iceland beckons with quarantine-free entry

Iceland is seeking to restart its tourism industry with quarantine-free entry for people who have recovered from COVID-19. The change, which will take effect on...
Hoping to the preserve magic of Christmas, UK’s largest travel agency cancels trips to Arctic Finland

Hoping to the preserve magic of Christmas, UK’s largest travel agency...

British and Irish travellers looking to visit Santa this Christmas will have a harder time getting to his home in northern Finland after TUI,...
Canada announces plans to create new conservation area in Nunavik

Canada announces plans to create new conservation area in Nunavik

Canada's federal government says it will spend $1.43 million to support plans to create a new conservation area at Arqvilliit, also known as the...
How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of approaching polar bears

How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of...

CHURCHILL, Canada — Along the coast of Hudson Bay, hundreds of polar bears have been wandering for weeks, waiting for the wintertime sea ice...
A new report measures the infrastructure gap between Nunavut and the rest of Canada

A new report measures the infrastructure gap between Nunavut and the...

Nunavut has the highest rate of overcrowded housing in Canada, the slowest internet speeds and the poorest access to local health-care services in the...
Christmas is coming, but Arctic Christmas tourists are not

Christmas is coming, but Arctic Christmas tourists are not

ROVANIEMI, Finland — Christmas is coming, but in Santa's home village in northern Finland, the COVID pandemic means that the flocks of tourists who...
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...
Parks Canada plans to record underwater sounds at Tallurutiup Imanga conservation area

Parks Canada plans to record underwater sounds at Tallurutiup Imanga conservation...

Parks Canada wants to record underwater activity in four spots around Arctic Bay, in the hope of creating greater understanding of how human activity...