Which continent is nearest to the north pole?
The nearest point of land to the North Pole is the northern tip of Greenland, which is in North America.
The South Pole is located in Antarctica and therefore is on a continent. The ground is permanently frozen there with over a mile of ice above the land mass. The North Pole is conversely NOT on a continent, it actually is not even located on land. The geographic North Pole is located in the Arctic Ocean and seasonally frozen over.