AIRDATE: Wednesday 14 Oct 2015 at 9.00pm on ITV
Episode 1 of 3
“I’m going to embark on an incredible challenge, to follow the path of the Arctic Circle half way around the world in the depths of winter. To uncover a land of breath‐taking natural beauty.” Alexander Armstrong
Alexander Armstrong embarks on an epic 8000‐mile journey halfway around the Arctic Circle in this new three‐part documentary series for ITV.
His journey takes place deep in mid‐winter, the most spectacular but potentially deadly time to see this incredible region. We think of the Arctic as an unforgiving, ice‐bound wasteland, but his journey is full of surprises.
Alexander’s voyage begins in Scandinavia, before he heads westwards into Iceland and Greenland, through Canada and Alaska and ﬁnishing on the international dateline that divides the continents of North America and Alaska. He witnesses the world’s most stunning natural wonders and ﬁnds out why the far north has such a magnetic lure for its extraordinary inhabitants, in a challenging adventure in which he needs to survive wildly unpredictable weather and temperatures as low as ‐40 degrees Celsius.
In episode one, Alexander’s odyssey begins in Scandinavia, as he ﬂies into Northern Norway on a light aircraft towards Bodo, ten miles north of the Arctic Circle. His pilot John decides to let him lose on the controls for his ﬁrst ever ﬂying lesson, before they land at Bodo to catch the day’s only ferry to the Lofoten Islands.