Fear about coronavirus could hurt Arctic tourism

Fear about coronavirus could hurt Arctic tourism

A 32-year-old women from Wuhan in China was hunting the northern lights among other Chinese tourists in Saariselkä when she last Sunday began to...
Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from China

Finland reports its first coronavirus case in an Arctic visitor from...

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, affecting a Chinese traveller from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said.The traveller remains...
For Northern destinations, dealing with tourism can be an exercise in crowd control

For Northern destinations, dealing with tourism can be an exercise in...

If tourism in the North tends to get a bad rap, it is not hard to understand why. Rapid, often unexpected, growth is blamed...
Could the Russian industry town Nikel reinvent itself as a tourism hub?

Could the Russian industry town Nikel reinvent itself as a tourism...

Russian metal producer Nornickel might invest up to 10.5 billion rubles (€153 million) in the development of a tourism cluster in Pechenga, a municipality...
As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators might be in store

As Svalbard reaches peak tourism, Oslo suggests fewer, better tour operators...

Back in the 1990s, when decision-makers in Oslo first begin thinking of ways to develop Svalbard’s tourism industry, it was considered just one of...
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...
Registered guides, whole fish, latest weapons in Norway’s efforts to keep foreign anglers honest

Registered guides, whole fish, latest weapons in Norway’s efforts to keep...

After doubling the penalty for fish smuggling this spring, Norway is prepared to impose further regulations aimed at combating a problem that during the...
Santa sets off from Arctic Finland on his annual Christmas journey

Santa sets off from Arctic Finland on his annual Christmas journey

Families gathered in Rovaniemi, Finland to wave Santa off as he embarked on his annual journey around the world delivering gifts to children.The first...
Turkish Airlines opens flight between Istanbul and Rovaniemi

Turkish Airlines opens flight between Istanbul and Rovaniemi

Service has begun on a new seasonal air route between Istanbul and Rovaniemi. The new route is the first long-distance flight to Rovaniemi and...
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...