Greenland wants to learn even more from its neighbors Iceland and the Faroe Islands at the largest tourism fair in the North Atlantic in order to present itself as an attractive destination.
The Polar Tourism Guide Association wants to ensure a minimum standard for polar guides and thus make the profession more professional.
Two mayors in Greenland are calling for a cap of 1,000 cruise passengers per day in their regions. So things could get tight for cruise lines.
A polar expedition of a different kind is offered by the Swedish company PolarQuest, taking guests from Svalbard to northern Norway, following the magical Aurora borealis.
Due to missing permits, a French shipping company was heavily fined by the governor of Svalbard for serious violation of the Weapons Act.
An expedition ship of a Nordic shipping company must remain in port until further notice due to numerous defects detected after an accident-related inspection.
For the first time, a shipping company has used helicopters to transport its guests from the ship to the Greenland Ice Sheet.
South Greenland is not only a place of spectacular scenery, but also a place of activities beyond the ordinary.
A very personal visit to Aappilattoq shows how people live in the south of Greenland, amidst high mountain flanks, deep fjords and icebergs.
The “Le Commandant Charcot” of the French shipping company Ponant reached 90° North for the first time with passengers on July 13, 2022.
The helicopters aboard the Ultramarine feature prominently on the fourth day of the voyage, offering unique glimpses of southwest Greenland.
During the search of two ships, the governor of Svalbard seized several weapons and ammunition.
On the third day in South Greenland, the advantage of having different transportation options on board becomes apparent as we explore the unknown.
On day 2 of our blog series “Traveling with PolarJournal” comes the question of how an adventure actually starts.
In the series ” Traveling with PolarJournal” author Michael Wenger undertakes an expedition trip to South Greenland, which wants to do things differently than everyone else.
Alaska’s more than 500 species of birds attract so many birders that they generate enormous revenues for the local economy.
At the Dutch Polar Symposium in The Hague, one of the issues discussed was how many visitors and what activities are compatible with nature conservation in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Hunters are convinced they can eat their narwhals and have them too
“Tourism, yes. Cruise tourism, no” is the result of a survey conducted by Visit Svalbard among the local population.
The cruise industry has been working toward more climate-friendly ships for a while now. Hurtigruten wants to play a pioneering role.
Russia’s settlements in Svalbard are popular with tourists. The firm that runs them is not
Quark Expeditions not only offers an unprecedented product with “Greenland Adventure” but also a new way for operators and local communities to work together.
Due to the Russian invasion and sanctions, operators have canceled their trips to the western part of the Russian Arctic and the North Pole and have had to reschedule.
Improved ice charts and competence of ship crews and internationally regulated shipping to the North Pole are among the proposals of the Norwegian Cruise Committee.