AECO

AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators – is an international association for expedition cruise operators operating in the Arctic and others with interests in this industry.

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The association was founded in 2003 and has since become an  important organization representing the concerns and views of Arctic expedition cruise operators. AECO is dedicated to managing responsible, environmentally friendly and safe tourism in the Arctic and strive to set the highest possible operating standards.

The association’s geographical range is considered to encompass the Arctic area north of 60 degrees north latitude. The core areas are Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland, Arctic Canada and the national park “Russian Arctic”.

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Events

AECO’S  Third joint ARCTIC Sar event

April 10th, 2018 – April 11th, 2018
Reykjavik

Our Guidelines

 

wildlifeWildlife Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines for encounters with Arctic wildlife.

VIDEO: GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS ›

Video presenting general  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

visitors

Visitors Guidelines ›

General  guidelines for travellers visiting the Arctic.

Site Guidelines ›

Information and guidelines on selected and specific sites in the Arctic.

operational

Operational Guidelines ›

Mandatory guidelines for tour operators that are members of AECO.

 

Biosecurity guidelinesBIOSECURITY GUIDELINES

Guidelines for protection of the environment

 

 

01.11.17:

New guidelines for observing Arctic wildlife

The world’s largest predator strolls by a cruise ship, unfazed by the passengers observing from the…

01.11.17:

New guidelines for observing Arctic wildlife

The world’s largest predator strolls by a cruise ship, unfazed by the passengers observing from the…

23.10.17:

EYOS Expeditions wins Puffin Award

AECO’s Executive Director Frigg Jørgensen presents Kelvin Murray of EYOS Expeditions with the Puffin statuette. Every…

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