Guidelines

AECO members are obligated to operate in accordance with national and international laws and regulations and have, in addition, agreed to follow an extensive set of guidelines to ensure operations are in accordance with our objectives, including a number of site-specific guidelines and guidelines for visitors to the Arctic.

Animated visitor guidelines

Education through video

Animated visitor guidelines

Visitors to the Arctic can now educate themselves about safe, environmentally friendly and considerate behavior in the Arctic through this entertaining animation.

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Visitor Guidelines

General guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic

Visitor Guidelines

There are a few basic rules that we ask you as a visitor to the Arctic to read carefully and act in accordance with.

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Community guidelines

Guidelines when visiting communities

Community guidelines

It is important to be considerate and sensitive when visiting, especially small communities and communities in remote areas.

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Wildlife Guidelines

Information and guidelines for encounters with Arctic wildlife

Wildlife Guidelines

We wish to ensure that the Arctic wildlife stays unaffected by tourism. Please follow the wildlife guidelines to ensure considerate conduct.

 

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Operational Guidelines

Mandatory guidelines for tour operators that are members of AECO

Operational Guidelines

AECO’ Operational guidelines are guidelines the cruise operators and members of AECO are obliged to follow.

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Biosecurity Guidelines

Guidelines for protection of the environment

Biosecurity Guidelines

AECO’s biosecurity guidelines aim to minimize the risk of future introductions of non-native species to the Arctic.

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Site Guidelines

Information and guidelines on selected and specific sites in the Arctic

Site Guidelines

The site guidelines gives information on specific sites and gives guidance to how visits can be carried out without negative impact on the environment and the cultural remains.

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