The final stretch of the Long Road, from Norigon to Polaris, is known as the Highway of Ice.
The Highway of Ice is more ice than highway. In the last hundred years there has been no effort to maintain an actual road in the wastelands, though stone markers are placed to show the way. Much of the year, the chill winds, violent snow storms and frightful darkness of the place make travel impossible.
The caravans that brave the Highway of Ice must deal not only with the extreme cold, but with ice bears and wolves who find that food shipments to the Dreaming City make for an easier meal than wandering game herds.