The Arctic region is a fascinating place to visit. It contains natural attractions and sites that you couldn't find anywhere else in the world, with enthralling polar expeditions and other adventures you must not miss.
Why pass the chance of seeing polar bears and treading the most northern part of the planet? Here are some of the must-do activities in the Arctic:
Mingle with the indigenous cultures thriving in the region. There are actually people who have lived in the Arctic region for a thousand of years, perfectly adapting to the Arctic's cold, harsh climate and creating a culture of their own. Mapping Megan reports different tribes live in the Europe, northern Canada, and Russia—try visiting and learning about how they live.
Experience riding on a sled pulled by huskies and reindeer. If you're on a holiday in Scandinavia, this activity is pretty easy to encounter. Reindeer are plenty in the Arctic region, according to Responsible Travel, and you can experience how Santa feels when he's being pulled by reindeer. It's a fun activity for children and adult alike, and most countries in the Arctic other than Scandinavia offer this experience as well.
Seeing the Northern Lights. If you should only pick one reason to visit the Arctic, then this should be it. Experiencing the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis is a must-have experience for everyone-it's a natural phenomenon you couldn't see anywhere else. The most popular destination to gaze the Northern Lights is in Iceland, just make sure to visit in the later part of the year to have the full experience.
Go on cross-country skiing. Arctic landscapes are mostly covered by snow, and skiing enthusiasts will surely have a fun time exploring the region's glaciers and falls while donned on skiing gear. Not only is it a fun activity, it will help you keep warm and fit, and observing the scenery all around you makes up for very unforgettable memories in the Arctic.