The former director of the Alfred Wegener Institute and the GEOMAR Institute in Kiel, Jörn Thiede, has died at the age of 80.
Today PolarJournal celebrates its 2nd anniversary and looks back on an exciting year, but also looks forward with hope.
An NGO in Norway wants to rid the country’s beaches of plastic waste by 2025 and is relying on volunteers and politics.
Although COVID case numbers are on the rise again in several European countries due to the delta variant, some Arctic regions are opening their borders to tourists.
Amundsen Scott Base employees can’t rely on downloading movies from Netflix for entertainment. This is due to the weak internet connection.
The most exclusive hair salon in the world is located on Ross Island in Antarctica. To get a haircut on the spot is practically impossible for the ‘common man’.
Today at 10:12 CET a solar eclipse will be visible in large parts of the Arctic, but also in other parts of the northern hemisphere.
The latest easing in Norway and Greenland radiate a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered polar tourism industry
A memorial plaque to the first Swiss in Antarctica, Dr Xavier Mertz, has been unveiled in Hobart Harbour.
On its 30th anniversary and despite the crisis caused by the pandemic, the IAATO reaffirms its commitment to sustainable and safe Antarctic tourism.
Today, May 17, Norway celebrates its first constitution of 1814, and guest author Stefan Leimer also wishes his new homeland “Gratulerer med dagen”.
The distribution of aid funds planned by the Longyearbyen Local Council is considered unfair and discriminatory by some representatives of the tourism industry
In the Falkland Islands, preparations for the upcoming tourist season are being discussed and a relaxation of the quarantine requirement is being considered.
A rapid rise in COVID infections in Nunavut’s capital saw authorities declare a state of emergency yesterday.
A team of specialists has been defusing munitions and other remains from the Falklands War on South Georgia.
A total of 33 new cases of COVID have emerged in Nunavut’s capital Iqaluit and in the community of Kinngait in just under a week.
The German extreme athlete Anja Blacha was the first woman to reach the South Pole solo, unassisted and unsupported, and showed that polar expeditions are not the domain of men alone.
The most sustainable and fish-friendly onshore salmon farming facility is to be built in northern Norway. Stefan Leimer took a look at it for us.
Several avalanches, some of them large, have occurred in and around Longyearbyen and the authorities have not yet given the all-clear.
The Norwegian Ministry of Justice has appointed a new governor for Svalbard, 56-year-old Lars Fause, effective as of July 1, 2021.
The book “Meine Welt schmilzt” by Line Nagell Ylvisäker vividly describes the effects of climate change and has also touched guest author Stefan Leimer.
A fire on the Australian Antarctic supply ship MPV Everest has crippled one of its two engine rooms, in the middle of the ship’s voyage home.
Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter planned to host the 2026 World Cup in Antarctica. This was reported by PADDYPOWER NEWS.
Hurtigruten Svalbard sells its properties on Svalbard to the state-owned company Store Norske and simultaneously leases itself in.