8. Ellesmere Island, Nunavut
The Ellesmere Island in the Nunavut territory of Canada is the most Northerly Artic Island in the world. The Island is also one of the most remote places on Earth. The Island is dominated by mountainous areas and most of them are covered in ice caps.
The Island receive only a few human activities because of remoteness and dangerous ice conditions. The average temperature on this Island is just 3 degree Celsius.
The Northeastern region of the Ellesmere Island contains amazing Quttinirpaaq National Park. The park includes a number of glaciers, seven Fjords and wide variety of sedimentary and volcanic rocks. The grand land mountains located at the Northern part of the park include a chain of sedimentary rocks, date back to 1 billion years. Majority of glaciers in the park is also located in the grand land mountains.
It is very difficult to see vegetation in such a high Arctic region such as Ellesmere Island. The Arctic willows are the only species that mainly found on the Ellesmere Island. Unsurprisingly the animal population is also very less in this island due to the sparsity of vegetation. Muskoxen, Arctic hare and caribou are the only species that found in Ellesmere Island.