Day Tours & Attractions
It’s hard to top — literally — a Top of the World Tour. A day or overnight trip to Barrow offers you the chance to go above the Arctic Circle and see Native life up close. If you come in summer, you’ll also get the ultimate Midnight Sun experience — the sun doesn’t set from May 10 until August 2.
Fairs & Festivals
Get a real taste of native Alaska. This festival — called Nalukataq — is a tradition of the Inupiaq Eskimos of northern Alaska, held after the spring whale-hunting season to give the locals a chance to say thanks for a successful hunting season. There are traditional songs and dances, including a blanket toss, where a dancer is tossed high in the air from a blanket made of seal skins. You’ll find the most events in Barrow, though other towns in the ...more
Houses exhibits, artifact collections, library, gift shop, and a traditional room where people can demonstrate and teach traditional crafts in Elders-in-Residence and Artists-in-Residence programs. As an affliated National Park, the North Slope Borough owns and manages the Inupiat Heritage Center.