Arctic tourismArctic tourism

This section shows the different types of tourism that happen in the Arctic. It explains the difference between ecotourism and sustainable tourism and the effects, both good and bad, on the ecosystem and the people living there.

Aaju (link to movie)Listen to Aaju

Every winter a hotel is carved from snow and blocks of frozen water from the River Torne, in Northern Sweden.

pole positionPole position

Santa where?Is Santa lost? Where do you think he lives?


cool runningGoing further

Wish you were here?Arctic tourism is booming. It's a growth industry...
lastchancetosee.comLarge numbers of people are also flocking to the Arctic specifically to see threatened or endangered environments
The Ice HotelThere are many popular destinations in the Scandinavian Arctic, including the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, in Northern Sweden

Polar pitstopPolar pitstop

A code of conduct for Arctic tourismThe power lies with you as a tourist to decide where you travel and which company you use, and how you behave once you're there.

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