The Arctic is a gigantic land, extending from tundras and taigas to the North Pole. But the Arctic is also a sea — the Arctic Ocean — surrounded by the mainland. This particularity produces atmospheric exchanges and strong ocean currents and therefore great biodiversity, especially for flora. For example, there is pollen in the centre of Greenland’s ice cap. Moreover, PONANT cruises go to Greenland during the season when there is an enormous number of flowers. Remember that this is a very rich land: wheat is grown here! For example, you can go to the south of Greenland to see the wildflowers in bloom in July and the autumn colours in August. If you want to be surrounded by ice, Spitsbergen is the place for you. The west coast of Greenland is a perfect place to observe the largest icebergs in the Northern hemisphere. Other Arctic landscapes have vertical cliffs of 1,500 m high in the Baffin area.