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Top 5 Must Do Activities in Barrow, Alaska

Barrow, Alaska (now known as Utqiagvik) is accessible mainly by air and boat and is the US’s northernmost city. Since we are so close to the Arctic Circle, we have 24 hours of daylight from about mid-May through August. Utqiagvik (Barrow) is an unforgettable...

Whaling at the Top of the World

One of the most significant resources harvested in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) is the Bowhead whale. We have been harvesting these amazing animals for thousands of years, and we take great pride in passing on the subsistence traditions on to the next generation. It helps give...

Community at the Top of the World Votes to Change Name!

This October 4th, the city residents voted to change the name of Barrow to Utqiagvik (oot-GHAR-vik); it’s traditional Iñupiat name which means “a place where snow owls are hunted.” It was a tight vote, 381 people voted for the name change, and 374...

How Cold is Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Alaska?

If you are planning a trip to Utqiaġvik (Barrow), you are probably wondering if the weather is that extreme and perhaps what you need to wear to be comfortable. You aren’t alone, many of the questions about our community have to do with climate. And yes, up here...