Diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through the Arctic Circle a vacation rather than an exploration.

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  • China’s Ready to Cash In on a Melting Arctic
    In the long term, China foresees using the even shorter Transpolar Sea Route across the very top of the Arctic when that opens in several decades due to melting sea ice. This route ... but declining tourism-related land purchases. As Greenland melts ...
    05/1/2018 - 4:06 am | View Link
  • Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger
    For centuries, ambitious mariners pining to traverse the Arctic Circle experienced little more than disappointment — and often death. But diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through polar waters a vacation rather than an ...
    01/10/2018 - 11:00 pm | View Link
  • In Greenland’s northernmost village, a melting Arctic threatens the age-old hunt
    Fragments of ice wash ashore along the beach here or loudly tumble ... In addition to fishing, Qaanaaq also appears to want to seize on opportunities for tourism as the Arctic opens up to more ship traffic - although there are also fears about what that ...
    05/2/2017 - 12:57 am | View Link
  • Melting Ice Allows Northwest Passage Cruise — But At What Cost?
    "Well, the Northwest Passage is ice-free in late ... who are drawn to the Arctic because they want to see it before it disappears in its current form. I simply didn't want to be part of that — that this was a form of extinction tourism as very wealthy ...
    09/11/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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