While making plans for your end-of-summer trips, the Arctic is probably the last vacation destination you’ll consider.
But, its lack of sun and sand didn’t stop Google from recently making the trek north.
To add Nunavut to its streetview map, a Google team travelled to the small village of Cambridge last week, reports CBCNews.
And to capture the arctic town—north of the equator and inaccessible by car—staff used a 250-pound trike with a mounted camera to map the roads and photograph its surrounding areas.
These specialized bikes were introduced to help the site add footpaths and dirt tracks to its global map. Since, Google has also added snowmobiles its fleet and has started mapping out other unusual and remote locations for globe trotters, including the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza and The Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
This is good news for those who use the maps to get familiar with vacation destinations and map out plans before hopping on a plane.
And one thing’s for sure, leaving work and stress behind won’t be hard if you chose hard-to-reach places like Cambridge. You’d be sure to score a much-needed break from technology, ringing phones and frazzled clients. Read: Leave stress at work this weekend