Tourism

Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

Norway’s Bodø will be a 2024 European Capital of Culture

With a campaign that emphasized its Arctic location, Norway's Bodø won the competition to become a European Capital of Culture 2024. It is the first...
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...
Murmansk’s governor pitches a major Arctic tourism project to the Kremlin

Murmansk’s governor pitches a major Arctic tourism project to the Kremlin

Murmansk Governor Andrei Chibis top regional development priorities traveled to Moscow last week to present the plans for a major Arctic tourism project to...
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,...
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...
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...
WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth, says central bank

WOW Air collapse will dent Iceland’s growth, says central bank

COPENHAGEN — The collapse of budget airline WOW Air last month will dent Iceland's economic growth this year and cause some losses in the...
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...
Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

COPENHAGEN — A volcano has erupted on a mountain near Iceland's capital Reykjavik after days of rising earthquake activity in the area, the Icelandic...
With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for Bering Strait shipping lanes

With marine traffic growing, international shipping agency approves US-Russia plan for...

The Bering Strait, where vessel traffic is increasing as Arctic sea ice retreats, will have designated shipping lanes and island buffer zones to protect...
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