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Arctic Circle

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Fascinating Experience

Even though we have passed the Arctic Circle before, it feels like you are travelling to a special place as you voyage northwards. The beautifully sculpted skeleton metal globe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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307 reviews 307 reviews
178 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Even though we have passed the Arctic Circle before, it feels like you are travelling to a special place as you voyage northwards. The beautifully sculpted skeleton metal globe tells you of the moment that you pass into the true north. If you are on a Hurtigruten ship, and get 'baptised' by having a ladle full of ice and freezing... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you let you concentration wander you can miss the Arctic Circle marker, but does that matter when you know you are almost at the top of the world. What a buzz! The mountains and fjords are stunning and although weather is changeable, it makes it more breathtaking.

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My visit occurred in winter 2004. There's a surreal feeling that comes with being so far North along the Earth's surface. There were interactive displays at the time of my visit. This is a fantastic experience for high schoolers in a Geography club. If you have young children and indulge in their playfulness, there's also a post box for mail... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Having taught Geography for 30+ years I knew all about it, but it is remarkable - as you cross the sun just kisses the horizon, after that it just calmly circles the sky. Makes going to bed interesting as it does not feel like night time!

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A fantastic location with a good visitor centre including a shop, cafe, toilets. The area includes war memorials to the prisoners of war who constructed the road- a poignant reminder of the price that was payed by many. Good views of some of the remaining ice fields and although it is an obvious tourist spot it is possible to get... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were traveling by ship, thus crossing the Arctic Circle very early in the morning. Half the ship was up and clustered at the windows cameras at the ready...horn blowing, every cheering. Great photos of an early morning passage. An island with a globe was the marker. But again, the thought of actually crossing the Arctic Circle and being above... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We just returned from two weeks on the Silverseas Explorer cruise ship. We took a charter flight from Oslo to Longyearbyen, Svalbard where we boarded the ship. We disembarked in Tromso, Norway. The Silverseas Explorer is a small ice breaker class ship with 100 crew and 100 passengers. We spent ten days cruising the sea ice and amazing Arctic Circle.... More 

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UK
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75 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The captain announced that 'we are sailing past the Arctic Circle in 15 minutes' ..... and despite the Arctic Night (it is very dark), despite the cold, the wind and the choppy sea the whole boat was assembled on deck to see the illuminated globe on the rock in the water. It feels special - even if you do not... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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80 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

. . . and I have the certificate and a spoon to prove it. I first crossed the Arctic Circle on October 19, 2013, at 7:52:46. I was sailing northbound on Hurtigruten's MS Finnmarken and was officially baptized by King Neptune to commemorate this momentous occasion. When again crossing the Circle on October 25th on my southbound sailing, it was... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Travelling here during June, during the interval of near-24 hour sun, is the only time roads are accessible for mortals. The area is remarkably warm, temperate, during June, but mosquito repellant and coils are vital. We arranged no lodging in advance, but found many marvelous wood cabins for reasonable rates in which to stay, and many such places have a... More 

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