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Kåfjord kommune, Norway
Mount Halti Peak
Citizens of Norway want to gift the peak of Mount Halti to Finland for its 100th birthday.
Added by hcw2rp
Siberia Has Installed Its First 'Exploding Pingo Detector'
The sensor will warn scientists about methane-filled hills on the tundra.
April 11, 2017
The Arctic Circle runs through this isolated spot north of Iceland.
Added by AaronNetsky
Pajala N, Sweden
Lovikkavanten (Lovikka Mitten Statue)
The world’s largest knitted mitten is displayed in one of Sweden’s smallest Arctic villages.
Added by IrajV
The Mysteries of the First-Ever Map of the North Pole
Gerard Mercator's 16th-century attempt at mapping the Arctic includes such guesses as a giant whirlpool and polar pygmies.
February 27, 2017
Lady Jane Franklin, the Woman Who Fueled 19th-Century Polar Exploration
Determined and dedicated to the sciences, she dispatched many a vessel to the Arctic.
February 23, 2017
In the northernmost city in the world, it's illegal to be buried because it’s too cold for bodies to decompose.
Added by lewblank
Roald Amundsen Monument
The great polar explorer is remembered in this far north Norwegian town, where he embarked on his final expedition.
Added by kld123
abandoned research stations
Mesmerizing Photos of Abandoned Structures in the High Arctic
Old mining towns and research shacks lie in ruins in the Svalbard islands.
September 28, 2016
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
This museum on a college campus pays tribute to the Arctic and to two explorer alumni.
Added by taotaoholmes
Climate Scientist Claims the Arctic Could Be Ice-Free This Summer
Peter Wadhams' claims run counter to others' predictions, but this year's sea ice level is alarmingly low.
June 05, 2016
Solving the Mystery of Early Polar Exploration Through Stamps
Every year, new mail emerges from the world's attics that gets decoded by a dedicated band of philatelists.
May 10, 2016
North Cape, Norway
At the very tippity-top of Europe is a cliff from which you can view the midnight sun
Added by mariellealien
New Evidence of Mammoth Hunting Puts Humans in the Arctic 10,000 Years Before They Were Supposed to Be There
January 14, 2016
Reindeer May Not Be Able to Fly, But They Do Have Ultraviolet Vision
December 18, 2015
Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church
This disused church, left to the elements of the Arctic Circle's forests is open for exploration
Added by I Logan
FOUND: A Patch of Arctic Garbage
October 30, 2015
Photos From a Perilous 464-Day Sled Journey Across the Frozen Arctic Ocean
October 28, 2015
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