It's the northernmost region of the planet.
And it's vastly important - geopolitically, for the global climate system, and for the plants and animals that depend on its icy ecosystems. Have a look at this automatically generated listing of DW content relating to the Arctic.
Norwegians went to the polls last week and for the first time, the future of Norway's petroleum sector was a key election issue. Many now argue the country must wean itself off oil and gas as soon as possible, yet the government will be pushing for opening up new areas for exploration in the Arctic north.