Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

Svalbard’s entire expedition cruise season could be in jeopardy

The 2020 summer cruise season, from June to August, was supposed to be an all-time high for expedition cruising to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, some...
NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

The Arctic Ocean is expected to see a rise in traffic as ice melts and seas warm. Yet according to some estimates, only 4.7...
Russia lays out plans to boost Arctic tourism

Russia lays out plans to boost Arctic tourism

At a meeting in St. Petersburg Monday, Russian culture ministry officials said new efforts are underway to ramp up tourism to the nation's Arctic regions.The assembly focused...
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...
With interested buyers emerging, a bankrupt airline serving Alaska’s Arctic may fly again

With interested buyers emerging, a bankrupt airline serving Alaska’s Arctic may...

A bankrupt airline that provided critical transportation to rural Alaska will be sold at auction in early July.The pending sale of Ravn Air Group...
Turkish Airlines will bring Asian tourists to Finland’s Arctic with a new Rovaniemi-Istanbul route

Turkish Airlines will bring Asian tourists to Finland’s Arctic with a...

 National carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland will become the northernmost among the airline’s 300 destinations in 60 nations to see direct...
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...
Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise ban

Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise...

Nunavut artists accustomed to selling their work to cruise ship passengers can expect leaner times ahead, following the decision by Canada’s transport minister, Marc Garneau,...
Nome’s port expansion plan wins official Corps of Engineers approval

Nome’s port expansion plan wins official Corps of Engineers approval

The plan to expand Nome, Alaska’s port into a larger deepwater facility to service Arctic-traveling vessels won approval on Friday from the U.S. Army...
For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in the economic bucket

For some ports of call, Arctic cruises are a drop in...

In the coming week, the cruise industry gathers in Miami for Seatrade Cruise Global, an annual convention. Most of those there to do business...