At the conference of the Ministry of Far East and Arctic, tourism and an easier entry to Franz Josef Land were discussed.
Small expedition ships in the Arctic will not disappear, because they were able to successfully carry out voyages despite COVID pandemic.
Canadian North and Air Greenland have signed a letter of intent. The possibility of air connections between Greenland and Canada will be examined.
Oleg Tinkov has his own fancy hobby. He had his own icebreaker built in the Dutch Damen shipyard in Vlissingen.
The story of the construction two ships has caused quite some confusion. We were then contacted by Swan Hellenic and we were promised an clarification of the situation.
The Ministry of Development of the Russian Far East proposed to introduce a service for promotion of Arctic tourism into the national project.
Russian Vodohod and British Swan Hellenic announce that they have commissioned two expedition ships. Looking at those, the ships are clearly the same ships.
VIVA Cruises will take over the expedition ship “SEAVENTURE” on November 1, 2020 and will be on route in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
Hurtigruten reports strong demand for cruises for the coming years
and the establishment of a separate unit for expedition cruises
Entry to Russia will be easier, as from 1.1.2021 e-visas will be possible for stays up to 16 days.
With the “Seabourn Venture”, the cruise company Seabourn is taking a new, spectacular path.
The prosecutor has closed the criminal proceedings against the polar bear guards who shot a polar bear on Phippsøya in July 2018.
The Norwegian government bans cruise ships of 30 people or more from Svalbard due to COVID threat.
Military land on the coast of the Kola Peninsula could become the site for a new Arctic container port and housing construction.
In the Canadian Northwest Territories, tourism is to be supported by state assistance.
The polar travel industry has suffered several heavy blows this week, further weighing on the already struggling tourism sector.
On board the expedition ship “Roald Amundsen” several crew members fell ill with COVID-19 during a voyage.
Temperatures on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard reached a record high of 21.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
New rules for entry into Greenland will deal a death blow to the last cruises to Greenland
No COVID-19 cases have occurred since the resumption of passenger flights, but Greenland is extending its entry requirements.
As the booking figures are not exactly intoxicating, the Greenland government has announced further support.
The Norwegian government has announced the opening of Svalbard to people from EU and Schengen countries from July 15, but question marks remain.
The ministry is developing new measures to encourage people to live and work in the Arctic.
All three tourist trips to the North Pole in July and August 2020 by organizer Poseidon Expeditions will not take place.