Tagged: Arctic

Explore Historic Whaling Destination With Early Bird Booking Discounts On Poseidon Expeditions’ Polar Ice Edge Cruises




The Sea SpiritPoseidon Expeditions, a specialist in active adventure cruises in the high latitudes, invites passengers on any of its 2020 Arctic cruises to linger in Longyearbyen, a coal-mining community on the only populated island in the high Arctic wilderness between Norway and the North Pole.

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National Park Head Proposes Visa-Free Travel to Russian Arctic in Attempt to Boost Tourism



Today, tourists tend to choose to travel to Iceland or Norway to get a taste of the Arctic experience. The establishment of a new special customs zone in Russia has the possibility to change that, Alexander Kirilov, the director of the Russian Arctic National Park, said in a statement issued by the Natural Resources Ministry. (themoscowtimes.com)

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Silversea’s Guests Cross The Iconic Northeast Passage For The First Time In The Cruise Line’s History




Silversea Cruises: Charting the extraordinary Northeast Passage

For the first time in the cruise line’s history, Silversea’s guests recently crossed the iconic Northeast Passage. Between August 10 and September 5, 2019, travellers journeyed 5,019 NM between Nome and Tromsø, calling at 27 incredible destinations in three countries.

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Hurtigruten introduces battery powered snowmobiles

Hurtigruten (logo)The deal, a partnership between Hurtigruten’s land-based adventure travel company Hurtigruten Svalbard and the Finnish startup company Aurora Powertrains, is one of a kind in the history of snowmobiles and starts new era of silent and emission free snowmobiling.

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Passengers Airlifted in Svalbard as Ship is Stuck in Ice



Passengers from the expedition vessel Malmo were airlifted by helicopter today (Sept.3) in Northeastern Svalbard where the vessel is reportedly stuck in ice that is moving it towards shallow water that could lead to a grounding, according to Norwegian news source. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Hurtigruten to Offer Expedition Sailings from Dover for Winter 2021/2022 Season



Bergen view in winter (Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway)Hurtigruten has revealed it will offer a series of expedition sailings from Dover for the first time as part of its Norway 2021/22 programme. The specialist expedition line will operate 14-day roundtrip voyages from October 2021 to March 2022 on MS Maud, which is currently sailing as Trollfjord, taking passengers deep into the Arctic Circle. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Russia Bans Norway’s Hurtigruten Cruise Ships From Entering Its Arctic Waters




MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)A Norwegian cruise company has been refused entry to Russian waters above the Arctic circle just two weeks before sailing. The Hurtigruten expedition ship MS Spitsbergen had been due to sail from Tromsø in northern Norway to Murmansk via Franz Josef Land, a remote Russian archipelago inhabited only by Russian military. (forbes.com)

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New guidelines for visiting the world’s most northerly community: Ny-Ålesund



AECO (Logo)New community specific guidelines have been developed for Ny-Ålesund, the world’s most northerly community, in response to increasing visitor numbers. These guidelines created by Kings Bay, which facilitates the international research activities that take place in high Arctic settlement.

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