Alexander Armstrong in the Land of the Midnight Sun

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.