Newfoundland and Labrador
This Canadian province, which sits at the eastern edge of North America, encroaches on the home of 22 whale species and dozens of seabirds that play among the icebergs. While the capital city of St. John’s can be quite mild, the actual island of Newfoundland has more extreme and unpredictable weather moods
This island straddling the Arctic Circle is the northernmost point of inhabitable space in Iceland. It is a small, rocky island with little vegetation, only a few hundred permanent residents, and cliffs teeming with arctic birds known as puffins, which seem oblivious to the chill as they dive-bomb from high on the rocks into the Arctic Ocean for food.