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Best spots for an Arctic adventure

By: Josh Lew on Jan. 7, 2013, 2:43 p.m.
ice at the North Pole

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The North Pole

Many people try to travel to the North Pole for the same reason that people try to climb Mount Everest: to fulfill some sort of personal ambition or to check an item off a list of lifelong goals. From an eco-tourism perspective, other Arctic destinations will prove more interesting than the North Pole. Nonetheless, it is possible to reach the absolute top of the globe in relative comfort on an ice-breaking cruise ship or on a plane. Companies like Poseidon Expeditions offer a reasonable level of environmental-friendliness for those who want to make a trip to the North Pole while having as little impact as possible on one of the last remaining truly untouched regions on Earth.