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Quick Facts about North Pole

The North Pole is defined as where the Earth's axis of rotation meets its surface in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also known as the Geographic North Pole. At the North Pole all directions point south. The nearest land is Kaffeklubben Island of Greenland about 700 km (430 miles) away.

Unlike South Pole lying on a continental land, the North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. It is almost permanently  covered with constantly shifting sea ice. On May 12, 1926, the North Pole was reached by an international team via an airship named Norge. Roald Amundsen was one of the them.

The sun at the North Pole is continuously above the horizon during the summer and continuously below the horizon during the winter. The average temperature during summer (June to August) at the North Pole is around zero degree.

Top 5 Reasons to visit North Pole

  • Join the elite club of the few who reached the top of the world

  • Enjoy an exciting ride of the nuclear powered icebreaker, which crushes multi-year ice layers three meters thick

  • Take memorable photos of the North Pole from a helicopter flight or a hot balloon in the air

  • Great opportunity to see barely visited Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic en route

  • Strong possibilities to see polar bears, whales and other Arctic animals

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