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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


  • In our own lifetime we are witnessing a startling alteration of climate…Activities in the nonhuman world also reflect the warming of the Arctic-the changed habits and migrations of many fishes, birds, land mammals, and whales.
  • 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.
  • The fiery skies of the winter, the summer nights' miraculous sun.
    Walk against the wind. Climb mountains.
    Look to the North.
    More often.
  • 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.
  • Oh!" said Pooh again. "What is the North Pole?" "It's just a thing you discover," said Christopher Robin, not being quite sure himself.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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