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  • The Making of an Island

    Video | Iceland

    Top of the World: The Making of an Island

    On November 14, 1963, the island of Surtsey was born—one of the newest islands in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an area off-limits to human interference. Learn more about Iceland’s claim to modern-day geological fame in this video.

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  • Grave Robber Kidnapper and Meteorite Thief

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Top of the World: Robert Peary

    American explorer Robert Peary’s ultimate goal was to reach the North Pole. It seems there was no end to the lengths he would go to get there! Learn more about how his quest for fame left tragedies in his wake, while his claims of reaching the pole are now disputed.

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  • 10 Surprisingly Long Lived Animals

    Video

    Top of the World: The Ten Longest Living Animals

    While you may shiver at the mere thought of the polar regions’ frigid waters, scientists believe they may play a part in the longevity of some of the world’s longest-living animals. Watch this video to count them down, from albatross to whales to jellyfish.

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  • Myna ishulutak inuktitut lesson

    © Rob Moberg

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Ullaakkut! A Guide to Inuktitut for Beginners

    Want to learn a few phrases of Inuktitut before you travel to Nunavut or Greenland? Regions across the Arctic use slightly different dialects of the common Inuit language. Learn how to say thank you, greet people, and ask simple questions with this guide developed from Inuktut Tusaalanga.

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  • Narwhal tail and tusk

    © Michelle Valberg

    Article | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Narwhals: Mysterious Tusked Whales of the Arctic

    Learn the fables and facts about unicorns of the sea. Find out more about their habitat, characteristics, and why most scientists believe narwhals have tusks. Plus, get advice about the best ways to spot this elusive creature on your own Arctic expedition.

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  • The Lucky Ones

    Video | Canadian High Arctic and Greenland

    Top of the World: The Lucky Ones

    The graves of John Hartnell, William Braine, and John Torrington still rest on Beechey Island in the Arctic. Although there are many mysteries of Franklin’s Northwest Passage expedition left to uncover, is it possible that these three men held the luckiest fates, as the first of the crew to die?

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  • St Johns Avalon colourful houses

    © Michelle Valberg

    Photo Story

    Five Colourful Towns You’ll Love Visiting in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Who doesn’t love a beautiful rainbow photo backdrop? Start planning your next technicolour travel adventure with this guide to a few of our favourite colourful communities in the Arctic, Atlantic Canada, and northern Europe.

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