Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil, fishing, tourism

Alaska faces triple hit from coronavirus due to reliance on oil,...

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. state of Alaska is, for the moment, distant from the worst medical ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. But its economy...
Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will sail supplies

Hurtigruten puts Arctic cruise operations on hold, but two ships will...

The northern cruise industry is sailing into deeply troublesome waters as the peak season for the Arctic voyages is only a few months away.Passengers...
Arctic tourism businesses fear they won’t survive the coronavirus crisis

Arctic tourism businesses fear they won’t survive the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus is already having a major impact on Arctic tourism.March and April are usually some of the busiest tourist months in Northern Norway...
Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway’s Waerner wins an Iditarod marked by coronavirus precautions

Norway's Thomas Waerner has won the 48th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, passing under the burled arch finish line in Nome, Alaska early Wednesday...
Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are announced in the state

Alaska records first case of coronavirus infection as more shutdowns are...

Alaska officials on March 12 announced the state’s first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that is causing a disruptive...
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...
Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are spread across the Arctic Ocean seafloor near the North Pole

Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are...

Like every year since 2000, polar experts from Russia are making ready for takeoff towards the Arctic ice cap. First, two Mi-8T helicopters will...
Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland looks to grow tourism by tapping adventure, winter travel trends

Greenland is looking to attract 15,000 more visitors over the next three years by promoting winter tourism and appealing to people looking to take...
An avalanche on Svalbard has killed two German tourists

An avalanche on Svalbard has killed two German tourists

OSLO — Two Germans were killed on Thursday when an avalanche hit a glacier in the western part of the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard,...
Iceland reports fewer visitors, longer stays in 2019

Iceland reports fewer visitors, longer stays in 2019

For the first time in nine years, the number of foreigners landing in Iceland’s Keflavík airport declined in 2019, falling to just under 2...