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One thing you will quickly learn when visiting Iceland, it is one expensive country. Don’t let...

One thing you will quickly learn when visiting Iceland, it is one expensive country. Don’t let the high cost of Iceland stop you from a visit though, it is more than possible to explore Iceland and the city of Reykjavik on a budget!

One thing you will quickly learn when visiting Iceland, it is one expensive country. Don’t let...

One thing you will quickly learn when visiting Iceland, it is one expensive country. Don’t let the high cost of Iceland stop you from a visit though, it is more than possible to explore Iceland and the city of Reykjavik on a budget!

Polar Bear Tracks  (via As seen in the pages of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (April 2009 issue) – EXPLORATIONS – A Lindblad Expeditions Blog)

Photographer Paul Nicklen :: Huge footprints reveal a polar bear’s path on Svalbard, Norway’s Arctic archipelago. Fur grows even on the bottom of a bear’s paws, protecting against cold and providing a good grip on ice.

In the Arctic frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing -22C or -7.6F, forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms. In fact, the bacteria found in the frost flowers is much more dense than in the frozen water below it, meaning each flower is essentially a temporary ecosystem

thesmithian: “ “ …frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures…forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms. In fact, the bacteria found.

Near Arctic Bay in Nunavut -- the largest, northernmost and newest territory of Canada.  Between the Bergs by Michelle Valberg

Breathtaking National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 Entries - A hot air balloon passes through two giant columns of an iceberg near the Arctic Bay.

Beautiful beluga whale

The Beluga Whale also called The White Whale can mostly be found in Artic waters and become their brilliant white color around 5 yrs. of age. All whales should have the roam of the ocean!

Arctic Wolves are a subspecies of Grey Wolves. Arctic Wolves are incredibly adaptive and versatile, able to survive year-round subzero temperatures. Due to the hostile environment in which they live, Arctic Wolves are the only subspecies of wolf that is not threatened by the activities of humans. [Photo by Maxime Riendeau.]

Arctic Wolves are a subspecies of Grey Wolves. Arctic Wolves are incredibly adaptive and versatile, able to survive year-round subzero temperatures. Due to the hostile environment in which they live, Arctic Wolves are the only subspecies of wolf that is n