Seeing the Northern Lights on a Budget

Seeing the Northern Lights on a Budget

The Northern Lights remains one of the top tourist draws in Alaska, Scandinavia, and other northern regions of the world. This dazzling light display, created as a result of the Earth’s interaction with the sun, has been occurring for longer than humans have existed,...
The Best Places to See the Northern Lights

The Best Places to See the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis, has become one of the top tourist attractions in the northernmost parts of the world in recent years. Travelers from around the world flock to the Arctic Circle every year to witness the night sky come alive in a...
Wildlife of the Arctic Circle

Wildlife of the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is one of the most unique parts of the world, home to natural wonders such as the Northern Lights, mountains like Denali, and some of the most amazing wildlife you’ll ever witness. Due to the fact that it is sparsely inhabited by humans, the Arctic...
Driving to the Arctic Circle

Driving to the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is one of the most remote regions of the world, difficult to cross due to extreme climate and rocky terrain. Combined with the fact that few people live there, it is often seen as hard to travel on land. Indeed, in Alaska, many locals are reliant on...
The Science of the Northern Lights

The Science of the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known by its scientific name aurora borealis, has been one of the most notable natural occurrences in the northernmost part of the world for millennia. At night, the sky lights up with a mosaic of natural colors, illuminating the ground for...
What is the Arctic Circle?

What is the Arctic Circle?

What do you think of when you hear the words “Arctic Circle?” Most people probably visualize the North Pole, polar bears, and Santa Claus. And while the Arctic Circle is the northernmost part of the world, it’s much larger and more diverse than icebergs and cold weather.

The Best Year to See the Northern Lights

The Best Year to See the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights is one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world, drawing thousands of tourists to Arctic locales like Alaska every year to partake in its beauty. While auroras can be viewed with regularity in and around the Arctic Circle every winter,...
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and the Arctic Circle

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and the Arctic Circle

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is one of the most defining features of Alaska’s physical and economic landscape. Constructed during the 1970’s, the Pipeline is a key plank of the American economy, allowing for the rapid transportation of oil from North Slope oil...
Largest Cities of the Arctic Circle

Largest Cities of the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle remains one of the few locations on Earth that is relatively unpopulated by humans. Due to its harsh climate and physical remoteness, only four million people live north of the Arctic Circle. While indigenous people have thrived in the region for...

Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle remains one of the few regions of the world relatively untouched by human development. Due to its physical isolation and extreme climate, few humans have sought to settle in the Arctic over the centuries, with large-scale settlement only possible in...