Flexi Says: No one lives at the north pole, though adventurous people can certainly travel to visit the north pole. The location of the north pole is in the Arctic Ocean. Most of the year, that part of the ocean is covered in thick sea ice. However, the extent of Arctic Ocean ice has been decreasing with global warming. The north pole is now usually free of ice in June and July, and ships can travel there. During the times of year when the ice is thick enough, helicopters can land at the north pole. The location of the north pole is in international waters, meaning that it is not owned by any one country.