Sara Wall

Facts About the Tundra

  • The latitude range for the tundra is from the arctic circle to 60° to 70° latitude North. Parts of Alaska and northern Canada contain tundra biome and climates. Tundra climate can also be found in northern Europe and Russia.

  • The tundra is very cold. The very short summer lasts only 6 to 10 weeks. It never gets any warmer than 45 to 50° F. The average yearly temperature is 16°F

Plants of the Tundra

  • Arctic Moss
  • Arctic Willow
  • Bearberry
  • Caribou Moss
  • Diamond-leaf Willow
  • Labrador Tea
  • Pasque Flower
  • Tufted Saxifrage

Animals of the Tundra

  • Arctic Fox
  • Caribou
  • Ermine
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Musk Ox
  • Polar Bear
  • Snowy Owl