Tourism

Canadian North air service reconnects Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq after a 2-year break

Canadian North air service reconnects Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq after a 2-year...

Two women crowd near a phone before they board a plane at Iqaluit’s airport. The woman holding the phone says she’ll see the person on...
Tourism in Arctic Finland faces uncertainty due to closed Russian air space, rising fuel costs

Tourism in Arctic Finland faces uncertainty due to closed Russian air...

The closure of Russian airspace is causing uncertainty in Northern Finland's tourism industry, which has relied heavily on travel from Asian countries. The number of...
Three French tourists are dead in a fresh avalanche in Arctic Norway

Three French tourists are dead in a fresh avalanche in Arctic...

COPENHAGEN — For the second time in a matter of days, an avalanche has claimed lives in northern Norway. Three French tourists were pronounced dead...
Nordic skier-turned-musher wins 50th running of Alaska’s Iditarod race

Nordic skier-turned-musher wins 50th running of Alaska’s Iditarod race

ANCHORAGE — Brent Sass, a 42-year-old former college Nordic skier, glided into Nome early on Tuesday morning to win Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog...
Climate change, COVID loom over Alaska’s 50th annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Climate change, COVID loom over Alaska’s 50th annual Iditarod Sled Dog...

ANCHORAGE —Forty-nine mushers and their teams of huskies trotted through Alaska's largest city on Saturday to start the 50th annual running of the Iditarod...
Icelandic rescuers locate bodies days after plane crashes into lake

Icelandic rescuers locate bodies days after plane crashes into lake

COPENHAGEN — Icelandic rescuers have located the bodies of three tourists and the pilot after their sightseeing plane crashed into a lake last week,...
A key Arctic Alaska port expansion gets $250 million in federal funding

A key Arctic Alaska port expansion gets $250 million in federal...

The project to expand and deepen a key port in Arctic Alaska will get a $250 million boost in federal funding from recently passed...
A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

A new media campaign highlights difference between walrus and elephant ivory

Revulsion over the devastating poaching of elephants in Africa has had an unintended victim, say Alaska Native groups: the legal and economically important trade...
Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

Russia-Norway border sees fewest crossings since Soviet times

With 2021 dominated by pandemic-related travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, the number of of travelers across the Norwegian-Russian border reached record lows. “The total...
Cruise liner Hurtigruten cuts short Antarctic voyage after COVID outbreak

Cruise liner Hurtigruten cuts short Antarctic voyage after COVID outbreak

OSLO — Norwegian cruise and travel operator Hurtigruten Group will cut short a voyage in the Antarctica region following an outbreak of the coronavirus,...
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