Arctic

  • 1 2012 - a bumper year for the Northern Lights
    The aurora borealis: named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind, the bringer of winter, even the name of this...

  • 2 Take a Polar anniversary cruise
    This year marks the centenary of the first successful expedition to the South Pole, led by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, aboard the Fram; coincidentally, it's also the 150th anniversary of...

  • 3 Visit Santa in his official Arctic home
    At this time of year, Father Christmas has his work cut out to keep up with all the appearances talking to children and hearing their Christmas wishes in toy shop...

  • 4 The polar bear kingdom of Svalbard
    At the far limits of Europe, set in the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the archipelago of Svalbard, a wild and unspoiled wonderland of white...



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