The Arctic Circle outlined on the map in yellow is the region surrounding the North Pole.
There are seven countries in the Arctic Circle: Canada, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and Alaska (USA).
Artic Circle (Sic) in Alaska is currently under threat of oil exploitation by the administration of the United States Government.
The Arctic, unlike the Antarctic, does have indigenous peoples and polar bears, but no penguins unless they are seriously adrift in their navigation. Both poles are visited by abundant numbers of whales and seals.
Through July-August daylight is 24/7 in the arctic region, known as White Nights.