Wildest Arctic explores four extraordinary areas of the arctic giving a unique insight into what life is like for animals trying to survive in these incredible habitats. The cameras capture life over the course of 12 months in the frozen forests of the Taiga, which contain one third of the world's trees. They also explore the arctic tundra, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet and home to hundreds of thousands of caribou. In later episodes, footage shows what life is like in the Arctic circle for the GÇÿIce Bears' and GÇÿIce Whales' and explores the country of Iceland; following the seasons and discovering the natural beauty of this country's rugged landscapes and hardy wildlife. TAIGA: The Frozen Forests Containing one third of the worlds trees, the frozen forests of the Taiga truly are the GÇ£lungs of the planetGÇ¥. This great forest spans right around the globe: across North America, Scandinavia, and extending across Siberia to the shores of the Pacific, sheltering some of the Earths most majestic animals, and some of its most secretive. TUNDRA: Desert of Ice Covering 1/5th of the earths surface, the arctic tundra is one of the coldest and driest places on the planet. The piercing sub-zero temperatures and powerful winds of the arctic tundra challenges even the hardiest of creatures. Life here must adapt or perishGÇª NORTHERN ICECAPS: Land of the Midnight Sun The Arctic Circle is one of the last great wildernesses on earth, where the ocean turns to ice, and land and sea merge into one. This is a place where animals inspire myths and legends, and the species that survive here have evolved to live above and beneath the ice. This is the land of the midnight sunGÇª. ICELAND: Land of Fire and Ice Iceland is a land born out of fire, sculpted by ice. This unique island is home to some of the planets rarest and most spectacular creatures and it harbours some of the most extreme environments on Earth. On the highly volcanic Mid Atlantic Ridge, new land is forged every day in Icelands heart of fire.