The North, also known as the Arctic, was a region of inter-universal exploration. It was a very scenic and diverse place. At the same time, it was a potentially dangerous place too, with panserbjørne, Tartars, witches, arctic foxes and other creatures residing in the North. It was from an outpost in the North where Lord Asriel photographed Dust.  Bolvangar and Svalbard were located in the North.