Due to the COVID pandemic, many operators have cancelled their Antarctic season, while others are waiting. We offer an overview.
Almost all major expedition tour operators and shipping companies have now finally cancelled their Antarctic season due to the COVID pandemic.
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.
The New Zealand company Heritage Expeditions has been given green light for its expedition voyages and will start in local waters from November.
With the “Seabourn Venture”, the cruise company Seabourn is taking a new, spectacular path.
With Poseidon Expeditions, another long-standing and experienced tour operator has cancelled its Antarctic season due to the COVID pandemic.
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.
In a beautiful new video about South Georgia, Sir David Attenborough explains the rules of conduct and the importance of the island to future visitors.
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.
Dark clouds loom over tourism to the Antarctic four months before the start of the season due to the still prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Sweden’s government wants to support the Scandinavian airline SAS with up to 5 billion Krona.
The RCGS Resolute, which used to travel to Polar regions as “Hanseatic”, is to be auctioned on the island of Curacao.