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The region’s population and economic activity are concentrated around a few major centres, which are far apart and poorly linked each other. The existing transport infrastructure and services are not adequate for integrating the dispersed regional structure and for sustaining and developing local and regional economies, social services and social contacts.

National borders have resulted in separate, national transport systems operating in parallel. Almost all infrastructures have been built to link each country’s northern and southern regions with its national capital. This creates a strongly isolating frontier effect. Current national transport programmes are not yet co-ordinated with neighbouring countries and bottlenecks continue to arise at the borders.


General information




Other links

  • Timetables
  • Arctic Aviation Database - compilation of infrastructure data on over 680 airports that are located north of 55 degrees Latitude in all circumpolar regions.
  • Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment - is intended to provide a baseline data of shipping activity in the Arctic for 2004, potential scenarios concerning Arctic shipping for 2020 and 2050, as well as other critical information.
  • Northlink - marketing group for transportation route from Gulf of Bothnia harbours and train connections from Finland and Russia. 
  • Transguide - portal to information on transport and communication research
  • Transport Web - information and services available to the Transport World, transport databases and links



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