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Arctic Desert

Listed under Deserts in Greenland.

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A thick blanket of snow covers this northernmost region of the world, much of it for the whole year. It is in fact made up of several islands, which are locked together as one icy mass by glaciers except for during the summer, when the temperature creeps up to just above freezing.

An average winter temperature of -22C seems unlikely in a place where wildlife flourishes, but it does just that. Amongst the crystal blue and white dome glaciers and the endless miles of glaring white, a patient visitor can see polar bears, caribou and arctic foxes roaming the tundra as well as walruses, puffins and arctic terns along the waterline.

The magical Aurora Borealis makes the picture complete and this optimal viewing point above a blank, white canvas makes the sight quite overwhelming.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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