August 8, 2018 - Dispatch from Nanuq: unsustainable tourism

Nanuq travelled from Lilliehöökfjord to Magdalenefjord

They also visited Virgo Bay, launching point of some of the most iconic polar missions

Every hour on Nanuq is a day’s worth of experiences. Project leader Paola Catapano sent in her second dispatch of 8 August, describing the contrasts Nanuq is witnessing in the Arctic. On the one hand, undisturbed nature – on the other, unsustainable tourism:

“We left in the full sun, and the shining beauty of the glacier all around us… except for a huge ship, the World Cruiser, blocking our way out of the fjord and surrounded by a swarm of kajaks and zodiacs. This is the kind of tourism you do not want in such an unspoilt and critical area of our planet. Peter and I are so disgusted that we spontaneously make a joint resolution: our objective after this expedition is to launch an initiative to protect the ice pack (banquise) with appropriate legislation, forbidding tourists on certain sites and allowing just 1/1000th people per inhabitants. A new movement was born today on board Nanuq!”

Read the full dispatch here!

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.