Svalbard’s “Doomsday” Seed Vault to Get a Snøhetta-Designed Welcome Center

Preserving some 986,243 seed species, in zero degrees Fahrenheit, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault protects the legacy of Earth’s fauna. For those who’ve long dreamed of seeing the site themselves, a visitor center known as The Arc is set to open in 2022. Design firm Snøhetta will lead, and their vision is two-fold. First, a mirrored, modernist main building (on a suspended timber frame, so …

Danish Architect Dorte Mandrup’s The Whale Visitor Center in the Arctic Circle

A few miles from the shore of Norwegian town Andenes, on the island Andøya in the Arctic Circle, a deep-sea valley (called bleiksdjupa) frequently welcomes migrating whales. Breaching the dramatic landscape near the town, The Whale attraction will open its doors to visitors hoping to catch a glimpse. Inside, it will also tell the story of the magnificent marine mammals, their relationship to humans and their …

Game of Thrones and Westworld Travel Adventures with Black Tomato

Explore the locations behind the TV shows, or embark on other new adventure itineraries to Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Congo

For some, travel is a calculated obsession, satiated by a ticking of boxes that represent a location and the accompanying desire. For others, that’s not enough. Travel requires reaching the ends of the earth and going beyond the realm of normalcy. Luxury travel service Black Tomato appeals to both. First, their exotic offerings don’t forego creature comforts. From guides to top-tier accommodation, a wealth of …