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Land of the Midnight Sun: My Arctic Adventures

In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong wraps up warm and heads ever north to explore the hostile Arctic winter – the glittering landscape of Scandinavia, the isolated islands of Iceland and Greenland, and the final frontier of Canada and Alaska.

Along the way he learns from the Marines how to survive sub-zero temperatures by eating for England, takes a white-knuckle drive along a treacherous 800-mile road that's a river in summer and, with great reluctance, strips off for a dip in the freezing Arctic waters - and that’s all before wrestling Viking-style with a sporting legend called Eva as part of an Icelandic winter festival.

Sharing the wonder of the Arctic in his inimitable style, Land of the Midnight Sun is a brilliantly entertaining travelogue that takes readers on an exhilarating and hilarious journey to the farthest reaches of the globe. Through his witty exploration of the region's remarkable landscape and lifestyle, and its even more remarkable people, Armstrong proves himself the ideal travel companion.

Important places

Dawson (43)
Fairbanks (36)
Ilulisat (1)
Kiruna (8)
Yellowknife (16)


Fairbanks North Star (41)


Northwest Territories (47)
Yukon (174)
Norrbotten (16)
Qaasuitsup Kommunia (2)
Reykjavík (86)
Svalbard (27)
Alaska (1,096)


Canada (8,082)
Greenland (137)
Sweden (876)
Norway (581)
Iceland (395)
United States (64,950)

Other geographical areas

Norwegian Sea (15)
Brooks Range (26)
Northern Canada (299)
Canadian Shield (805)
Scandinavia (1,373)
Nordic Countries (2,554)