Explore our expedition voyages to the Arctic region, all designed to engage your heart, mind, and spirit at every moment of the journey.

The Arctic polar region is located in the northernmost part of planet Earth and is bordered by the subarctic and temperate zones.  

It is one of the most challenging and unique areas among Earth's ecosystems, but Indigenous people have successfully thrived in its cold and extreme conditions for millennia.

The word "Arctic" comes from the Greek word "arktikos" - near the bear, referring to the polar bear, King of the Arctic. 

Area of The Arctic
14.5 million km²
Population of The Arctic
4 million people
Facts about The Arctic
  • At least 40 Indigenous languages are spoken in the Arctic, including the Inuit-Yupik-Unangax languages (between eastern Siberia and East Greenland), Sami languages in northern Scandinavia, Athabaskan languages in Canada and Alaska, and a variety of unrelated languages in northern Russia, including Nivkh and Evenk. The most widely spoken languages in the Arctic as whole are Russian, English, various Scandinavian languages and Finnish.
  • Despite being viewed as a constant deep-freeze, Arctic temperatures vary hugely by location and season. The warmest summer areas are in Arctic Russia, while the coldest summers are atop the Greenland Ice Sheet. The warmest Arctic winters are in coastal areas of Scandinavia, but temperatures on the Greenland Ice Sheet have been known to drop to a terrifying -69.6°C!
  • The Greenland Ice Sheet is the largest mass of ice outside Antarctica, and measures 1.71 million km². That's over three times the size of France!
  • Despite its proximity to large human populations, the North Pole was only verifiably attained in 1926 - 14 years after the South Pole. Both records were set by legendary Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
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