If you laugh in the face of tropical getaways and think there's nothing more fun that pulling on that third sweater, we may have the holiday destinations for you.
Many visitors to Greenland make a beeline for the iceberg-studded Disko Bay, and more specifically to Ilulissat, the centre of the country’s tourist industry.
The town is home to star attraction Ilulissat Kangerlua (Jakobshavn Icefjord), the northern hemisphere’s most prolific tidewater glacier.
The massive ice-choked expanse it creates disgorges gargantuan icebergs – some weighing up to seven million tonnes – into Disko Bay, a truly stunning sight.
Starting from Dawson, the last remnant of the Yukon gold rush, the Dempster winds its way through pristine wilderness flanked by craggy peaks and rolling tundra.
It then arrives at the Arctic hub of Inuvik, gateway to the remote communities of the Western Arctic.
One of Canada's best road trips, the Dempster Highway is one of only two roads in North America that cross the Arctic Circle.
It’s a road deep in history, with stunning scenery and chances to see wildlife. You may catch sight of moose, wolves as well as peregrine falcons and golden eagles, all without leaving the road.
Yakutsk, the world's coldest city stands on stilts (the shifting permafrost collapses buildings otherwise) and, although there's an airport, still feels cut off from the already remote Far East.
Yet, unlike so many remote Russian cities out here, Yakutsk roars with optimism and gusto. Despite its extreme weather, the locals love the winter and even have Permafrost Museum.