The Norwegian government has adopted stricter environmental regulations on Svalbard, which will come into effect on January 1, 2025, with significant consequences for tourism.
Grands Espaces is known for expeditions with small yachts and ships to the polar regions. Now an airship is set to offer customers new adventures.
Quark Expeditions’ “Ocean Adventurer”, which has been in service for almost 50 years, will be replaced at the end of the Arctic season and will sail into an uncertain future.
The Polar Issues Chair led by Anne Choquet and Brest’s maritime higher education courses looked at the profession of polar guide, at the heart of the controversy surrounding tourism in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Located around 100 km from the North Pole, Ice Camp Barneo will resume operations in April 2024 and welcome tourists, expeditioners and researchers.
Exploris is entering the polar travel market with a very French-speaking product to stand out in this competitive and controversial sector.
Anne Choquet, a lawyer specialized in the law of the polar regions and a proponent of scientific approaches combining several disciplines, is working on a new research project at the crossroads of science, education and the business world.
Soon charter flight with tourists from Russia to Spitsbergen, claims Ildar Neverov, general director of Arktikugol. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs contradicts.
After the incident around the “Ocean Explorer” in the East Greenlandic Alpefjord, expedition tourism stands in the focus of the government, which intends stricter regulations.
An incident that is so far benign is challenging the Danish rescue system in eastern Greenland, a classic navigational error in poorly hydrographed areas.
Starting next year, cruise lines will have to dig deeper into their pockets if they want to dock with their passengers in Greenland.
In line with its business model and the decarbonization of the shipping industry, Latitude Blanche is renovating its vessel to meet expectations of both the environmental policies of the International Maritime Organization and a more demanding clientele.
Around halfway through the season in Svalbard, it appears that the number of ship passengers is smaller than expected, but the problems haven’t become smaller as well.
Alaska’s distinct — and endangered — beluga whale population faces numerous threats to its recovery. A lack of public support is not one of them
Russia plans to start charter flights from Moscow and Murmansk to Spitsbergen from late 2023 onwars, which would allow Russian tourists to visit the archipelago without a visa.
New timeline to remove clay at perilous Pretty Rocks site pushes completion date for bridge and full park road access to 2026
Expedition cruise operator Quark Expeditions is inviting kids and teens to travel for free with adults on this season’s Arctic voyages
The findings of a recent report suggest how the cruise industry can continue to be a good experience for passengers and residents alike
Instead of relying on many individual scheduled flights to Svalbard, Swiss tour operator Kontiki Reisen takes its guests to the realm of polar bears and walruses with charter flights from Zurich
The Kremlin says it plans reduce coal production to the minimum required to keep Svalbard supplied by 2032, cutting away two-thirds of its annual output
Russia plans to offer its own form of Arctic tourism in the Northeast Passage starting next summer, relying on old icebreakers and new tourists, especially from China.
The ‘Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships’ is coming soon. This year’s World Ice Championships will be held from February 17 to March 31.
Australian expedition operator Aurora Expeditions has launched its second purpose-built small ship, the “Sylvia Earle” in Sydney.
With one of the broadest ranges of regions and experiences, Quark Expeditions aims to bring guests closer to the Arctic in 2024.