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Several countries fall within the Polar Regions of the Arctic Circle – parts of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and the USA (Alaska). The Polar Regions of the Arctic and Antarctic have many similarities, these icy landscapes could be considered “polar opposites” in many regards. Both remote areas exhibit some of the most extreme environments known to man. If you’re yearning to experience the beauty of mother-nature at her very best, a polar expedition will over deliver on expectations. Do you head north, exploring the Arctic’s tundra and glacier walking, fjords and wildlife? Or do you venture south to experience Antarctica’s vast continent with its enormous icebergs and diverse marine wildlife? Below are travel destinations across the Polar Regions that are a must-visit for any avid traveler

Choose Your Polar Destination
Antarctica
Antarctica is very different to the Arctic. For a start, there are no polar bears; instead this is the land of the penguin. There are no permanent populations of people either. Stunning icebergs of myriad sizes, shapes and colors dot the water. Antarctica is everything you expect but much more, too. This is a destination that certainly lives up to the hype, and Antarctica’s haunting beauty will stick with you forever.
Arctic
For the visitor to the Arctic it's the wildlife, the wilderness and the remoteness that bring's them, as well as natural phenomena such as the midnight sun and the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). However, once here the history and culture of the people can fascinate just as much. You can explore the oceans and coastlines of the area on an expedition cruise, or you can stay in any of the countries that fall within the Arctic, perhaps having a go at dog sledding or snowmobiling, or enjoying the brief, bright summers.
Greenland
Whether you want to crane your neck at the cruise ship-dwarfing icebergs of the north, or hike the green-cloaked mountains of the south, Greenland is full of contrasts. Whatever direction you head in, Greenland is bound to offer you an adventure of a lifetime. If you want to float past giant bergs in a kayak, spot polar bears jumping through the ice, or get your feet on solid ground, Greenland offers adventures to suit every type of traveler. It all depends on which part you visit…

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