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...
A peninsula on an island Nansen named for his wife and daughter has melted away

A peninsula on an island Nansen named for his wife and...

Employees of the Russian Arctic National Park discovered that the peninsula on the northern edge of Eva-Liv island in Franz Josef Land wasn’t a...
How a new app helps Arctic tourists track northern lights

How a new app helps Arctic tourists track northern lights

HAMBURG — So you want to see the northern lights? Experts will often tell you it's best to travel as far north as you...
Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

Norway’s busiest Arctic ferry routes are set to go electric

By the end of 2022, the last remaining ferry connection along European route E6, Norway's major north-south route, will operate on batteries, as the...
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...
Disney plans to sail kid-friendly luxury cruises to climate-hit Svalbard

Disney plans to sail kid-friendly luxury cruises to climate-hit Svalbard

Following Disneynature’s upcoming film documenting the dramatic climate change at Svalbard, families with children are now offered a high-end voyage to the Norwegian Arctic...
A Russian research ship is detained in Denmark in a lawsuit over a Canadian Arctic accident

A Russian research ship is detained in Denmark in a lawsuit...

COPENHAGEN — A Russian state research ship was detained in a Danish port this week at the request of a Canadian cruise operator pursuing...
A father and son’s Ice Age plot to slow Siberian thaw

A father and son’s Ice Age plot to slow Siberian thaw

CHERSKY, Russia — In one of the planet's coldest places, 130 kilometers south of Russia's Arctic coast, scientist Sergey Zimov can find no sign...
Northern Scandinavia sees new air routes, as tourism begins to resume

Northern Scandinavia sees new air routes, as tourism begins to resume

Despite concerns of a long-term post-pandemic hangover affecting tourism, airports in Arctic Europe are seeing some connectivity restored, with new flights being added from...
Nordic airline Widerøe launches unit for emissions-free flying

Nordic airline Widerøe launches unit for emissions-free flying

OSLO — Widerøe, the Nordics' largest regional airline, is setting up a subsidiary to help it develop an emissions-free airline business, its chief executive...