Wonders of the Far North: Incredible Arctic Destinations

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The Arctic Circle is located at the top of the Earth and is an impressive place to adventure if you love scenic landscapes and winter activities. 

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Temperatures depend on the time of year, however, average temperatures are usually around -30°F or lower in winter. Summer temperatures range from 30 to 50°F. 

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Countries included in the Arctic Circle include Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the United States (parts of Alaska), Canada, Denmark (via Greenland), and Iceland. 

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Jukkasjärvi is known for its stunning display of the Aurora Borealis, its rich Sami cultural heritage, breathtaking Arctic wilderness that offers a range of outdoor activities, and the original ICEHOTEL.

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Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Known as the “Gateway to the Arctic,” Tromsø offers a wealth of attractions during the winter months, including Northern Lights, dog sledding through snowy landscapes, and whale watching in the fjords.

Tromsø, Norway

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Reykjavík has risen in popularity over the years mainly because of its beautiful Northern Lights, abundance of museums, lively nightlife, and the famous Blue Lagoon or Sky Lagoon.

Reykjavík, Iceland

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The official home of Santa Claus, visitors can visit Santa every day of the year. This festive village is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and activites like dog sledding, snowmobile tours, and reindeer rides.

Rovaniemi, Finland

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Known as the Golden Heart of Alaska, Fairbanks has a deep history tied to the gold rush and has an immense Native American culture, and is known for its stunning Northern Lights

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Yellowknife is the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories. During the winter, you can enjoy the Northern Lights, ice fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and snow tubing.

Yellowknife, Canada

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Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and is famous for its brightly painted houses on the waterfront. This small city is known for its beautiful waterfalls, Inuit culture, icebergs, and outdoor adventure.

Nuuk, Greenland

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The large city of Murmansk is famous for being a starting point for many Arctic adventures. January is a fantastic time to visit, not only because of the Northern Lights but also because of the Snegoled Festival.

Murmansk, Russia

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