Believe it or not, the North Pole is point not located on land, but rather on frozen ice on the Arctic Ocean. It is still however, one of the most amazing places on the planet. The North Pole is located at 90 degrees North longitude and has no latitude as it is the place where all points of longitude converge. It is at this same point that all time zones also meet, meaning that the area is also without a definite time. Here polar nights and days last for periods of six months and no matter which direction you look, you’re always looking south. For centuries only the most courageous sailors, scientists and travellers have dared to attempt a trip to this fascinating place. Most of these attempts however, ended in failure with their participants heading home with nothing to show for it. The first person to make it to the North Pole was the famous explorer and sailor Robert Peary from the United States, who reached the pole in 1909. Reaching the North Pole in the 21st century is now a much simpler feat which can be accomplished by plane, on skis or even with the help of a dogsled. By far the most interesting way is to make an exciting 2-week journey on a nuclear-powered icebreaker.