Climate & Treeline Facts
What is the Arctic?
Located at 60 ° latitude, -102° longitude.
The simple definition of the Arctic Circle is everything north of 66 degrees latitude. It can also be defined as the land above the treeline where there are Arctic plants; Arctic animals like the walrus and polar bear; permafrost; and cold temperature. Sometimes it is defined as the southern limit of pack ice during the winter.
Image: By Chris Kyrzyk. Vuntut National Park