After two years of cancellations, northern ports hope for the return of cruise ships in 2022

After two years of cancellations, northern ports hope for the return...

After cruise ship visits to Nome, Alaska were canceled for a second season, the community is pinning its hopes on a the prospect of...
On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals — and a new future

On Alaska’s St. George Island, a mayor fights for fur seals...

ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Alaska — Fifty years ago, Patrick Pletnikoff spent his summers stripping blubber from the carcasses of seals clubbed to death in...
Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as native Atlantic salmon decline

Invasive pink salmon are surging in the European Arctic, even as...

The Fishing and Hunting Association in the Norwegian municipality of Sør-Varanger last week halted fishing in several of its local rivers. The ban comes...
Iceland fully reopens amid rising vaccinations and demand for tourism

Iceland fully reopens amid rising vaccinations and demand for tourism

Iceland has relaxed all domestic coronavirus restrictions as its vaccination campaign for adults nears completion, officials announced last week. The news means tourism, a major...
Tightrope walkers set a world record high above a Swedish Arctic valley

Tightrope walkers set a world record high above a Swedish Arctic...

STOCKHOLM — Four German tightrope walkers have set a new world highlining distance record by crossing a 2.1 kilometer-long valley in northern Swedish on...
Nunavik reopens for tourism

Nunavik reopens for tourism

Nunavik health officials have reopened the region to tourism. This announcement comes a week after authorities lifted quarantine requirements for Nunavik residents. Fully vaccinated travellers must provide a...
Concerns grow over the cost for one of three planned Greenland airport projects

Concerns grow over the cost for one of three planned Greenland...

Planned construction of a regional airport in Qaqortoq, in southern Greenland, is facing further delays after a second bidding round in which all of...
A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

A new law will allow an Alaska cruise season this year

Federal legislation has cleared the way for the resumption of cruise travel in Alaska this year — though not at the record-breaking level that...
No Arctic Railway, you said? Let’s make our own

No Arctic Railway, you said? Let’s make our own

The final end to plans on building an Arctic Railway from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes isn’t a big worry for tourist companies in northernmost Finland. “I guess the...
More ships are traveling longer distances in Canada’s Northwest Passage

More ships are traveling longer distances in Canada’s Northwest Passage

The once-impenetrable Northwest Passage through Arctic Canada’s marine waters has now become a site of routine vessel transits and growing traffic. Ship use increased substantially...