In honor of the Crystal Serenity setting sail for its inaugural trip through the Northwest Passage, a little video about why people head North and some issues of scale and scope in the experience. The list of issues is long — not included but in the same vein are issues like Northern Lights focused winter tourism — this will not succeed if skies are too polluted with the light that supports other night-time activities! This is the last of the videos prepared for the IUCN World Conservation Congress in September.

Photo: Northern Lights, Grundarfjörður , Iceland, Oct 2015. By Brooks Kaiser.