Tagged: Spitsbergen

How to obtain an “Ice Swimming Certificate”

Check out this video of two daring journalists Kristin Luna and Reid Ramblett, among other guests, who decided to jump into the Magdalenafjord in the Arctic Sea during Hurtigruten’s Spitsbergen press trip: Polar Dip...

World lags in breeding climate-proof crops

OSLO (Reuters) – The world is running out of time to develop new seed varieties to confront climate change and head off food shortages that could affect billions of people, experts said. Marking the...

Christian Houge’s Arctic Technology in San Francisco

The presence of technological installations on the isolated and sublime island of Svalbard is the focus of the Norwegian photographer Christian Houge‘s images in his exhibition “Arctic Technology”. It will be featured at Hosfelt...

Hurtigruten awarded Best Niche Cruise Line

Hurtigruten was named “Best Niche Cruise Line” for 2008 by   the British Travel Awards, UK’s largest and one of its most     prestigious awards programs.  The award  was created to      ...

Remembering an icon

Norwegian Roald Amundsen still honored 80 years later   By Erik Sundholm Norwegian American Weekly How do you honor a national icon, when one day they just up and disappear?  Norwegians, from the government...