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The Arctic is the region around the Earth's North Pole.

The Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean (which overlies the North Pole) and parts of Canada, Greenland (a territory of Denmark), Russia, the United States (Alaska), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Ice ridges in the Beaufort Sea off the northern coast of Alaska


Iceland, though it lies so far to the north that it is partly within the Arctic Circle, is, like Norway, Scotland, and Ireland, affected by the Gulf Stream, so that considerable portions of it are quite habitable.
Source- Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
Source- The Secret Doctrine -- Vol. 2 Theosophical University Press Online Edition by H. P. Blavatsky
O proudly name their names who bravely sail
  • To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas!
Source- An Arctic Quest w:Helen Hunt Jackson
As an eyewitness to the changing topography of the Arctic, I was stunned to see the rapid repercussions of global warming for the region, its wildlife habitat and indigenous cultures.
Source- Arctic Explorer Will Steger Issues Statement Regarding the Hunt Ice Shelf Break Off. Will Steger
As I stood there on the top of the world and I thought of the hundreds of men who had lost their lives in the effort to reach it [North Pole], I felt profoundly grateful that I had the honor of representing my race.
Source- Arctic Explorer Featured in Film," 1983 Matt Henson
Hidden in wonder and snow, or sudden with summer, This land stares at the sun in a huge silence Endlessly repeating something we cannot hear. Inarticulate, arctic, Not written on by history, empty as paper, It leans away from the world with songs in its lakes Older than love, and lost in the miles.
Source- Laurentian Shield Francis Reginald Scott CC
There are two kinds of Arctic problems, the imaginary and the real. Of the two, the imaginary are the most real.
Source- The Arctic in Fact and Fable Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Far to the North under the Great Bear, Sápmi shines.
Ridge upon ridge, lake stretching into lake.
Rocky cliffs, craggy peaks point to the sky.
Streams laugh, woods whisper.
Steely precipices drop, descend into the stormy sea.
Source - [1] w:Isak Saba: Song of the Sámi
The fiery skies of the winter, the summer nights' miraculous sun.
Walk against the wind. Climb mountains.
Look to the North.
More often.
Source - [2] w:Roy Jacobsen
  • "Oh!" said Pooh again. "What is the North Pole?" "It's just a thing you discover," said Christopher Robin, not being quite sure himself.


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