A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz Josef Land

A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz...

Two-hundred fifty passengers will no longer get to Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic as originally planned, after Hurtigruten was forced to cancel...
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...
For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate the Arctic

For a hefty price, you might soon be able to circumnavigate...

A luxury cruise ship will sail next summer from Nome, Alaska to Tromsø, Norway via the Northern Sea Route and then on to Newfoundland...
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...
For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish dump’

For a longtime Arctic guide, once-pristine Svalbard is becoming ‘a rubbish...

“This is what I found during a short 200-meter walk along the shoreline of Sorgfjorden on the north coast of Spitsbergen,”Mats Forsberg tells the...
A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on HFO

A hybrid cruise ship and a call for a ban on...

There have been moments that signalled a change in how Arctic waters would be used.There was the 1,600-person cruise ship, the Crystal Serenity, that...
Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Arctic tourism is an opportunity for Indigenous-led economic development

Leon, Nicaragua is a city known for volcano boarding. Tourists can pay to hike and then board down the youngest volcano in all of...
The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

The start of Svalbard’s cruise season is canceled

2020 was the year when many newly built luxury polar-class cruise ships were supposed to bring wealthy tourists to the Arctic. But the start...
Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic city?

Can a new skyline halt the decline of world’s largest Arctic...

Marred by population decline and strained economy, Murmansk hopes it can stir growth by building of new futuristic and fancy city quarters on the...
The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a visa-free regime at Franz Josef Land

The head of the Russian Arctic National Park calls for a...

Today, tourists choose Iceland or Svalbard to get Arctic experiences. But if a special customs control zone is established in the Franz Josef Land,...