Pond Inlet on Baffin Island is fairly close to the North Pole. The only way to get there is by boat when the sea ice melts, or to fly in.The campground is about a mile out of "town". Town is about 3 blocks of small houses and one all purpose co-op store. There are no trees and only very tiny bushes and plants. In the hottest month, August, the sea ice melts and ice flows break up so the beach is covered with big chunks of ice. The sun never sets. Children swim in ponds so cold that when I dipped my foot in the water sharp pain ran up my leg. The sun never set in the week we were there.