To this day when I tell people about the route the plane took over the north pole it surprises them. Even experienced travels. I’m not sure why, but here is proof that we flew close to the arctic circle and came down through Russia and Mongolia to end in China.
Drove out of Fairbanks to visit a tiny little town called North Pole, it's a santa claus themed town, with candy cane street lights! Went back to Cleary Summit for the countdown to the new year under the aurora!