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The Arctic is the northernmost part of Earth. It can be defined either as everything within the Arctic Circle, or all northern areas where temperature normally stays below 10 degrees C (50 degrees F) around the year; which includes elevated or inland areas south of the Arctic Circle.

The Arctic



The Arctic is sparsely populated. Some major centers of population are:

Anywhere north of the Arctic Circle is suitable to see the Midnight Sun during summer and the Northern Lights during winter.

Other destinations[edit]


Within the Arctic Circle, the sun stays above the horizon during parts of summer (Midnight Sun), and beneath the horizon during parts of winter (Arctic/Polar Night). The Arctic is antipodal to Antarctica. The climate is often below freezing (32°F or 0°C) and/or snowing.


English is the dominant language at international expeditions. Besides national languages there are several indigenous languages.

Get in[edit]

Regular flights to most big cities.

Get around[edit]

Scheduled transportation through the Arctic is limited, and travellers need to rely on chartered or private vehicles.




Cross-country skiing



Stay safe[edit]

The cold, polar bears, snow blindness and desolation are the main dangers.

See cold weather.

Go next[edit]

The only way out of the Arctic is south or to space.

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