Russian power giant Nornickel had its compensation appeal rejected and will now pay for the 21,000 tonne spill.
Tourists can now travel around Lapland in environmentally-friendly snowmobiles.
Environmentalists described the proposal as a “disaster waiting to happen”.
For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing - even though it's late October.
"We're past the point of a wake-up call, we're past the point of ignorance," says climate youth activist Mya-Rose Craig.
This weekend a shocking new record temperature was recorded in the Arctic Circle, amid warnings some parts of the world are heating much faster than others.
Scientists on board the icebreaker Polarstern have been without supplies for two months.
A record-size hole in the #ozone layer above the Arctic has finally closed.
A village in northeastern Russia is warding off a polar bear "invasion" after dozens of the animals have edged closer to the village in search of food.
The Scandinavian travel company claim the experience does not damage the arctic environment.
Ice-free summers expose Arctic ecosystems to more than open waters