Wild and beautiful nature in the Arctic Circle. Among tourists it known for the mountains, midnight sun and aurora borealis.
The harsh climate made this area low populated, with majority of people living along ice-free coastal areas. Most populated areas are in Russia, Norway and Finland.
In the beginning of 20th century, the mining operations started on the far north. In many northern countries, the material production was organized as fly-in fly-out, separated from everyday life. But in the Soviet Union, it initiated the foundation of massive cities. This made it the most populated area in the north and has forever changed its outlook.
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Norway and Finland in the Arctic circle
Russia in the Arctic circle