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Viking Saturn: New Ship & New Itineraries

Viking Saturn: New Ship & New Itineraries Viking announces the Viking Saturn: a new ship & new itineraries for 2023. Viking has been on a tear building new ships. They released two new ships in 2021, another is coming in 2022, and now their 9th ship will debut in 2023. Before we get started, you might enjoy our latest Viking review from when we sailed with them in September: CLICK HERE . Okay, let’s take a peek at their press release and see what all the excitement is about. Viking Saturn: 9t...
Tags: Travel, Featured, New York City, Canada, Newfoundland, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Vikings, North Atlantic, Arctic Circle, Reykjavik, Viking, Bergen, Conde Nast Traveler

"[Iohan] Gueorguiev made his name overcoming challenges hurled at his body and spirit. He was a star in the world of 'bikepacking'..."

"... long-distance bike travel conducted off main roads. Calling himself the Bike Wanderer, he stood out for his Beatnik-like romanticism about the open road, in contrast to the competitiveness of many bike jocks and gear heads.... [H]e spent from April 2014 to March 2020 biking from the Canadian Arctic Circle to its South American antipode, the icy mountains and valleys of Patagonia.... He shot his videos with a simple GoPro camera charged by a portable solar panel.... Headwinds on desert plain...
Tags: Travel, Law, Dogs, Youtube, Suicide, Canada, Patagonia, Biking, Bears, Arctic Circle, Sleeping, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Gueorguiev, Iohan -RSB- Gueorguiev

Experience: our house was moved to a different town

We lived in our dream home. Then suddenly a huge chasm split our town. Rather than buy a new home for the move, we decided to transplant the houseI moved to Malmberget – a town in the far north of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle – from a nearby village when I was four. My husband Mikael was born there. Our children, now grown up, were born there. I had a secret wish that we could one day live in the beautiful old house in the centre that belonged to my boss. A big green wooden villa, more than 1...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Sweden, Environment, Life and style, Communities, Society, World news, Mining, Engineering, Homes, Construction industry, Arctic Circle, Mikael, LKAB, Gällivare

Russia’s emergencies minister dies during Arctic training exercise

Yevgeny Zinichev, a former KGB officer and Putin bodyguard, died ‘trying to save life of cameraman’Russia’s emergencies minister has died during a training exercise in the Arctic Circle city of Norilsk after officials said he jumped from a cliff in an apparent rescue attempt.Yevgeny Zinichev, a member of the influential security council and minister of emergency situations since 2018, died “while saving a person’s life in the course of an interdepartmental exercise … in the Arctic zone”, the min...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Arctic Circle, KGB, Norilsk, Yevgeny Zinichev

Movies To Watch If You Loved Godzilla Vs. Kong

When Legendary Entertainment debuted its "MonsterVerse" with "Godzilla" in 2014, you stuck it out through the generic family drama and the two MUTOs for the promise of seeing the big G. You reveled in the "Apocalypse Now" Vietnam War-era vibes of "Kong: Skull Island" in 2017, and you basked in seeing titans like Mothra, Ghidorah, and (technically) Rodan tussle with "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" in 2019. Finally, 2021's "Godzilla vs. Kong" pitted king against king, as the MonsterVerse been tea...
Tags: Japan, New York, Movies, Superman, Ray Bradbury, Earth, David Cronenberg, Pacific Rim, Tokyo, Toho, Philadelphia, Idris Elba, Tbs, Quentin Tarantino, Gary Oldman, Avengers

3 Alaska trip itineraries

Tagged Travel Alaska, United States Alaska trip itineraries: 3 unforgettable journeys By: Sarah Sekula 4–5 days: Inside Passage 7 days: Southcentral 9+ days: Arctic + Interior Photo: Nick Starichenko/Shutterstock #wedge-0 { background-image: url('') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://cdn1.matadornetwo...
Tags: Travel, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Itinerary, Things To Do, Alaska, Palmer, Arctic, North America, Seattle, Denver, Arctic Circle, Mccarthy

Arctic thriller’s film crew struggled to find true frozen waste

Colin Farrell and his co-stars in the BBC’s North Water shocked at the loss of wilderness at the north pole from global heatingIt’s a problem that, a century ago, anyone on a ship in the Arctic Circle just didn’t have to worry about: where is all the ice? Yet this was the unexpected stumbling block faced by the film-makers of a forthcoming BBC thriller set in the Arctic in the 1850s.The North Water is an epic five-part adventure about an ill-fated 19th-century whaling expedition into the Arctic....
Tags: Television, Media, Drama, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Bbc, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Television industry, Ice, Sea Ice, Arctic, Colin Farrell

Indigenous Americans demand a reckoning with brutal colonial history

From Canada to Colombia, protests erupt against legacies of violence, exploitation and cultural erasureAs statues of queens and conquistadors are tumbled amid protests across North and South America, Indigenous people are pushing for a region-wide reckoning with colonialism’s bitter legacy of massacre and cultural erasure.From the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, Indigenous Americans have taken aim at the Catholic Church, national governments and other powerful institutions. Continue reading.....
Tags: Americas, Colombia, Canada, Chile, Catholic Church, Indigenous Peoples, South America, North, Arctic Circle, Bolivia, Tierra, Indigenous child graves

Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell Anchor ‘The North Water,’ a Gripping Story of Villainy at Sea: TV Review

Though it’s plenty punishing, AMC Plus’ new limited series “The North Water” has something richly escapist about it: The show, set on a whaling ship in the 1850s and shot within the Arctic Circle, creates a sense of chilliness that will permeate one’s bones on even the hottest summer night. In this adaptation of Ian […]
Tags: Reviews, Amc, Colin Farrell, Jack O'connell, Arctic Circle, The North Water, Amc Plus, Gripping Story of Villainy

I'm an avid cruiser and now's the best time to go. Ships are only a third full, dining reservations aren't competitive, and everything was above and beyond sanitary.

Sheila and Ed Davies. Courtesy Sheila Davies Sheila Davies is a retired gas industry professional based in Northumberland, England. She and her husband Ed recently took an 8-day cruise on the Viking Venus off the coast of the UK. Here's what their trip was like, as told to freelance writer Chrissie McClatchie. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since my husband Ed and I retired, cruising has become a favorite pastime. In February 2020, we completed our 25th cruise with Vi...
Tags: UK, England, Trends, Liverpool, Norway, Greek Islands, Portsmouth, Ed, Arctic Circle, Venus, Malta, Bermuda, Viking, Isles, Falmouth, Davies

CNN Reports 'Unprecedented Heat, Hundreds Dead' as Climate Change Hits the Northern Hemisphere

Canada's highest temperature ever recorded happened Tuesday, in the small British Columbia town of Lytton, reports CNN. But it's just part of "an unprecedented heat wave that has over a week killed hundreds of people and triggered more than 240 wildfires" across the Canadian province — "most of which are still burning." Lytton hit 49.6 degrees Celsius (121.3 degrees Fahrenheit), astounding for the town of just 250 people nestled in the mountains, where June maximum temperatures are usually arou...
Tags: Iraq, India, New York City, America, Tech, Cnn, Canada, Siberia, British Columbia, Arctic Circle, Baghdad, Northern Hemisphere, World Meteorological Organization, Russia Moscow, Lytton, Verkhoyansk

Jeff Bezos is stepping aside as Amazon CEO, but it's unlikely he's slowing down. The billionaire tech tycoon has a passion for extreme adventures, from dog-sledding to ocean exploration.

Isaiah J. Downing/Reuters Jeff Bezos may bet stepping down as Amazon CEO, but it's highly unlikely he's slowing down. The billionaire has long had a love of adventures, like long horseback trips and ocean exploration. His next voyage will be to the edge of space aboard a Blue Origin rocket. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos may be stepping aside as CEO of Amazon, but if history is any indication, he won't be slowing down anytime soon. The 57-year-old...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Earth, Norway, Jeff Bezos, Arctic Circle, Neil Armstrong, Blue Origin, Apollo 11, Mark, Mike, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard, Mackenzie Scott

Dueling heat waves are baking the East and West Coasts. One is going to be worse than the other

From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, the heat is on this weekend. This extreme heat could even travel as far north as the Arctic Circle by next week.
Tags: Cnn, Pacific Northwest, Arctic Circle

Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees in the Arctic Circle

Newly published satellite imagery shows the ground temperature in at least one location in Siberia topped 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius) going into the year’s longest day. It’s hot Siberia Earth summer, and it certainly won’t be the last.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Siberia, Frost, Arctic Circle, Earth Sciences, Geomorphology, Fahrenheit, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Permafrost, Siberia Earth, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Pedology, State Functions

The woman who spent lockdown alone in the Arctic

Travel blogger and tour guide Valentina Miozzo moved to Kongsfjord, in the far north of Norway and within the Arctic Circle, when she lost work in the pandemic.
Tags: Cnn, Arctic, Norway, Arctic Circle, Kongsfjord, Valentina Miozzo

She spent lockdown alone in the Arctic

For most of us, the pandemic has meant enforced solitude. But for others, it's been the chance to go searching for that solitude. And where better to do so than in the Arctic Circle?
Tags: News, Arctic, Stories, Arctic Circle

'Zombie fires' smolder under the snow during the winter then rise from the dead come spring. They may get far more common.

The 25,000-acre Bogus Creek Fire in Alaska's Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, June 7, 2015. Matt Snyder/Alaska Division of Forestry via AP Most wildfires die out by winter. But "zombie fires" can smolder underground then reignite in spring. Research suggests more zombie fires survive after hotter summers, so they may become more common. Zombie fires happen in northern boreal forests, where the flames feed on peat deep in the soil. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Photos, Science, News, Russia, Environment, Fire, San Francisco, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Canada, Alaska, Arctic, Siberia, North America

Best Time to Visit Iceland

Best Time to Visit Iceland Are you looking for a top-notch, jaw-dropping vacation destination? Are you in the process of planning a fabulously romantic honeymoon but haven’t picked a place yet? Or maybe you’re searching for the best spot for a family trip and aren’t sure where to go. No matter what you’re planning, you might want to consider Iceland as your next getaway. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Earth, Iceland, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Reykjavik, Ring Road, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Lake Myvatn, Secret Solstice, Landmannalaugar, Reynisfjara, ALEX ESPINO, Dalvik

Park Bagger – Adventures in Canada’s National Parks

British mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro used the term “peak bagger” in the 1890s to describe climbers who set out to summit all of the highest peaks in Scotland. “Munro bagging,” which morphed into the term “Peak bagging,” later migrated to North America, where today it’s used by nature-lovers like author and conservationist Marlis Butcher, who proudly calls herself a “park bagger.”  Butcher has led the way for outdoorsy folks who aim to visit all 48 national parks of Canada, and that’s the gist of h...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Book Reviews, Toronto, Earth, Canada, National Parks, Arctic, North America, Calgary, Arctic Circle, Parks Canada, Thule, Labrador, BAGGER, Sitka

New to Stream: Acorn TV’s May 2021 Lineup!

Acorn TV has announced its upcoming lineup for the month of May showcasing a slate of addictive new and returning series on AMC Networks’ streamer specializing in British and international television. This month’s premieres include the Acorn TV Original mystery drama Whitstable Pearl starring Kerry Godliman as a restaurant owner and private detective who investigates murders around her picturesque seaside town, as well as the suspense thriller The Drowning, Blinded — Those Who Kill, series 3 of...
Tags: UK, TV, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Toronto, Earth, Bbc, Action, Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Mystery

The US Army wants to regain 'dominance' in the Arctic, and it's looking all over the world for help

A US soldier on the ramp of a Chinook helicopter over Denali National Park and Reserve in Alaska, April 22, 2021. US Army Alaska/Benjamin Wilson The Arctic strategy released by the Army in March reflects the US military's increasing focus on the region. While the Army has long operated in Alaska, it's looking abroad to learn more about handling harsh conditions and tough terrain. See more stories on Insider's business page. In March, the Army became the latest military branch t...
Tags: Sweden, Washington, China, Russia, India, US, International, Trends, Canada, Nato, Alaska, Middle East, Arctic, Army, Finland, Siberia

After being an investment banker and an Uber exec, I knew the corporate world wasn't for me. I launched a private luxury travel business and have never been happier.

Sarah Groen is the founder of Bell & Bly Travel Design, a luxury travel company. Sarah Groen Sarah Groen is a luxury travel advisor and business owner based in Houston, Texas. After working in finance and tech, in 2018 she launched a company to help busy execs plan luxury vacations. Groen's fees usually start at $500 per week of travel, and most of her clients spend over $1,000 a day on their trips. See more stories on Insider's business page. My love of travel started young - now ...
Tags: Travel, Google, US, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Portugal, Patagonia, Norway, Houston, Santa, Bahamas, Luxury Travel, Arctic Circle, Bhutan

Check out these spring book releases about birds, gardening and the outdoors

By JULIA RUBIN The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We’re not talking about screens, which we’ve all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed is another trend: people tuning in to nature for quieter, real-life, high-stakes drama. From new Audubon field guides, updated for the first time in decades, to a book of poetry about insects, publishers are trying to meet this moment: Not only is public engagement with nature high, but so is concern ov...
Tags: Books, Greece, La, China, Americas, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South America, North America, Arctic Circle, Andrew, Dunn, Michigan State University, Britton, San Gabriel Mountains

A new deal with Norway allows the US to keep an eye on Russian subs closer to Russia's home turf

US Navy personnel exit a P-8 maritime patrol plane after arriving in Andøya, Norway, for an exercise, March 4, 2020. Royal Norwegian Air Force US-Norwegian military cooperation has increased amid growing concern about Russian activity around Europe. An agreement signed in mid-April will expand that cooperation by allowing the US to build new facilities on Norwegian bases. See more stories on Insider's business page. A recent deal between the US and Norway will expand the two countries&...
Tags: Google, Europe, Russia, US, International, Trends, Atlantic, Nato, Arctic, Norway, Air Force, US Navy, North Atlantic, Arctic Circle, US Air Force, Arctic Ocean

Epic Trips Post COVID: Where to Go and When to Book Them

After a year of being quarantined and cooped up, people are ready to travel more than ever. In fact, one common theme I have heard during the pandemic is that people feel like they have a new urgency to do the things they’ve always wanted to do. We can no longer take those epic trips we want to take ‘someday’ for granted, who knows what will happen next year, or in the next 5 years. I have always taken that view of ‘life is too short to wait’. It’s probably why I’ve done so many epic tr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, London, Russia, Africa, US, Spain, David, Canada, United States, South Africa, Nepal, Pakistan, Alaska, Arctic

The Air Force is getting rid of B-1B bombers, but it's keeping one around for a different kind of mission

An airman salutes a B-1B Lancer that is being divested at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, February 17, 2021. US Air Force/Airman Jonah Fronk The Air Force is divesting B-1B bombers, aiming to retire the fleet by the end of the 2030s. At least one of the outgoing bombers will find new life as a lab to help keep other B-1s flying. See more stories on Insider's business page. In February, the Air Force announced that it will begin retiring the B-1B Lancer from service by divesti...
Tags: Isis, Texas, California, US, Trends, Syria, Afghanistan, South Dakota, Middle East, Kobani, Poland, Norway, Iceland, Air Force, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Circle

Grey Launches a Global Campaign for Volvo Cars on the Biggest Safety Challenge We’ve Ever Faced

has created the Ultimate Safety Test campaign for Volvo Cars . After leading the industry in automotive safety for decades, Volvo Cars is now broadening its focus to make sure sustainability becomes as ingrained in the company culture as safety always has been. The global campaign, which covers TV, online video, social, digital, OOH and radio and print, is part of wider integrated and marketing efforts from Volvo Cars that reflect the company’s commitment to climate neutrality and el...
Tags: Europe, UK, Advertising, Automotive, Volvo, Arctic Circle, Grey, Bjorn, Volvo Cars, Ivan Zachariáš, Javier Campopiano, Mike Johnstone, Global Campaign for Volvo Cars, Central Marketing Brand

Could a Norway boycott of the Qatar World Cup change the future of football? | Håvard Melnæs

Football fans are asking leaders of the game difficult questions, and it all started with a club north of the Arctic Circle“Tromsø IL thinks it is time for football to stop and take a few steps back. We should think about the purpose of football and why so many love our sport. That corruption, modern-day slavery and a high number of workers’ deaths are the fundament to our most important tournament, the World Cup, is totally unacceptable.”This surprise statement, released by Norwegian top-flight...
Tags: Qatar, Fa, Norway, Arctic Circle, Brann, Tromsø, Rosenborg Vålerenga

A stunning image of the Milky Way took 12 years to photograph. It shows the ghost of a supernova.

Metsavainio's mosaic captures a portion of the Milky Way. J-P Metsavainio Photographer J-P Metsavainio captured images of the Milky Way for 12 years to create a new mosaic. It shows 20 million stars in the galaxy and also features the remains of three supernovas. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Milky Way galaxy is nearly 2 million light-years across. To visualize even a small chunk of this collection of asteroids, stars, planets, dust, and gas, photographers have t...
Tags: Photography, Astronomy, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Universe, Arctic Circle, Constellation, Milky Way Galaxy, Supernova, Cygnus, Nebula, Oulu Finland, California Nebula, Aria Bendix