Brad Wallace December 16, 2014 Denmark: A Claim to the North Pole - didn't Canada claim it also? Brad Wallace December 16, 2014 Why yes, yes we did. Excepy, IIRC, our claim was based more on politics than science. It's kind of our trademark. The five Arctic countries — the United States, Russia, Norway, Canada and Denmark — all have areas surrounding the North Pole, but only Canada and Russia had indicated an interest in it before Denmark’s claim.