Questions tagged [arctic]

Questions specific to extreme north locations, within the Arctic Circle.

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The best place for swimming in Arctic Ocean [closed]

So I have overheard a conversation where some guy wondered if it's possible to swim in Arctic Ocean, the only ocean he didn't do yet. I actually have an answer, but maybe there are better options. ...
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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

While researching this answer, I learned that there about 5 times per year between late July and September, there are passenger boats from Yakutsk all the way north to Tiksi at 71°39' north. For ...
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Which tour companies have a full permit to access the Churchill Wildlife Management Area?

According to the website of Natural Habitat Adventures ( http://www.nathab.com/polar-bear-tours/classic-polar-bear-expedition/ ): "There are only two polar bear tour operators in Churchill with ...
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Do airlines fly directly over the North Pole?

I always like flying to/from north America, since the route usually goes over Greenland. I do like the idea that I am only 10 km away from this inaccessible land. I would love to be able to say that I ...
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Do any passenger-carrying freighters connect Norway to North America through the Arctic?

There are plenty of Trans-Atlantic freighters that carry passengers; perhaps it's the most popular crossing for freighter travel. Some are listed at freightercruises.com or freighter-travel.com. I'...
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How can I travel to the north pole (Arctic areas) from Russia cheaply? [duplicate]

The best country to be able get the visa easier than the other countries to get to the north pole (Arctic area) is Russia. Now, how can I get there cheaply?
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Where does the MSCO Polaris actually go, and how do I travel with it?

The Murmansk shipping company operates two passenger ships. The Klavdiya Elanskaya travels between Murmansk and Ostrovnoy. Considering that Ostrovnoy is a closed city, this is probably not an ...
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Where are some interesting places with wildlife, nature-views, and/or historical sites in the very North of Finland, Norway and Sweden?

We'll be driving from Östersund (Sweden) to Narvik (Norway), Hammerfest (Norway), Kirkenes (Norway) and Haparanda (Sweden), in that order. We'll be making the trip next summer. These are quite long ...
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How can I travel to the North Pole, cheaply?

I'm aware that annually there's a North Pole marathon, and that would be one way of getting up there, if exhausting. What other options exist to get there, preferably economically (the marathon costs ...