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I've flown directly over the north pole on a route from ATL to PEK (beijing). Here's a pic of the seatback flight map from a United 747, where I spent the entire flight with my face pressed to the window. Amazing scenery from Hudson Bay north through Baffin Island and on. It was July of 2008. When we crossed the pole (as indicated in the flight map) the ...


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In order to fly over the north pole (or more broadly just the Arctic), you'd have to travel to a city that is approximately across the globe as then the shortest distance would go over the north pole. You can try out which cities satisfy this criterion with the distance tool of Google maps. One possible route is for instance from the Middle East to the ...


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Scandinavia is brushed by the Gulf Stream and therefore warmer than other regions at the same latitude. So the north of Norway is a good candidate. Norway is part of the Schengen Area. The south-west of Norway lies on the North Sea which is considered part of the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the Norwegian coast is on the Norwegian Sea which is considered part of ...


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Building on @user34936's answer, it seems Condor's direct flight between Frankfurt-am-Main and Anchorage could fit the bill.


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I grew up in Winnipeg (not as far north as Yellowknife, but we had our share of weather below -30°C) and now I live in New England. If I was about to spend significant time outdoors in Winnipeg in the severe cold, and I had an unlimited budget to buy clothing for it, here's what I would wear: A parka with a hood. Thigh-length if possible. Natural or ...


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According to their website, that would be Frontiers North Adventures, they mention their permits on the website (emphasis mine) In addition to having permits to access areas of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area where only Frontiers North Adventures can go, we are also the only travel company with a license to host guests to stay at Cape ...


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Obviously the exact 'north pol'e could be as big or small as you wanted - is it a pinpoint spot that you must fly over, or a larger area, for example. Wikipedia now has a list of polar flights today, as defined officially as polar flights. However, it's also worth noting that the definition of 'polar flights' has changed: The American Federal Aviation ...


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How close to the north pole do you want to be? Since it is just a where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface, you'd have to be pretty lucky to fly directly over it :) Besides, transcontinental flights usually try to take advantage of the jet stream, so I think you'd be better off renting your own plane and crew.


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I found an interesting site that lists a lot of companies and sites that allows you to become a passenger on a freighter. The thing is that there are no direct routes from Norway that I can find to anywhere in North America. The best I was I able find was routes operated Hamburg Sud from Rotterdam to multiple ports in Norway and from Rotterdam to multiple ...


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While this may be out of date but there is bad news: Polaris is moving to Sakhalin, so whatever routes it used to run are no longer being serviced by MSCO


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My own answer as follows: The beach of Ягры, Северодвинск, Russia allow you to swim in Arctic Ocean's White Sea while overlooking occassional nuclear submarines passing by. I have been there and it's very possible to swim, even if waters are not very warm. However, there are at least two downsides to this answer: the town is problematic to visit without ...


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All other information I can find about the petroglyph point to the same spot that you have found. On an older official map of the area, a historical site is marked with the symbol ᚱ at the same spot (upper, middle part of the map I linked to). Latitude 67.2975205 degrees 67°17′51.07388″ Longitude 14.9053096 degrees 14°54′19.11451″ At least on that map (...


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I have gone swimming at the beach in Churchill, Manitoba. I am not sure how reliable the swimming is. I was there at the end of August, which was so off-season that the main coffee shop in town had closed for the week. The proprietors of my bed and breakfast thought I was crazy, and accompanied me for safety. I remember the water being cold, but not as cold ...


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The Qaanaaq Hotel (hotelqaanaaq.dk) in Greenland, 3971   Qaanaaq Kalaallit Nunaat, is at 77.469, and there is a whole village around it. They website explains: "The travel route is Copenhagen to Kangerlusuaq and to Ilulisat where you have to stay overnight, next morning the flight starts in Ilulisat to Upernavik and to Qaanaaq. There are flights from ...


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