Cruise between Svalbard and Franz Josef Land

April 4th, 2014

AECO has over the last years has been advocating for direct access with cruise vessels between Svalbard and the national park “Russian Arctic” (Franz Josef Land and northern Novaya Zemlya). With a port of entry in Franz Josef Land, there are prospects of rapid growth in cruise tourism between Svalbard and Russian areas. The issue have become topical for various stakeholders and will again be addressed at the Barents Tourism Summit PROArctic that will take place in Arkhangelsk on 24th of October.