Utquiagvik's Walking Tour was created by touchalaska. Utquiagvik (Barrow) is located 330 mi (531 km) above the Arctic Circle, where subsistence bowhead whaling and other ancient traditions remain at the center of their culture, shared with Iñupiat achievements in the modern world.

The first 28 points are among the bus tour route.

While in Utquiagvik and calling one of the many cab companies, you don't need to know street names, only house numbers or the name of the business/organization you wish to visit. No tips are expected and cab fare prices are set by the City of Utquiagvik Taxi Commission. Ask your hotel about car rentals.

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Walking Tour Points

Archae­o­log­i­cal site 

House Mounds 

Great place for bird watching 

Home of the Whalers 

680 AM / 91.9 FM 

Tupiq­pak Big Tent hock­ey rent 

A place to play; ath­let­ic center. 

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.

Estab­lished in 1898 

Bird watch­ing and Bar­row Envi­ron­men­tal Observatory 

Take a full-day trek to famous Point Bar­row, the most north­ern point in the Unit­ed States and the site of the old vil­lage of Nuvuk. 

Site of launch of 1st Inter­na­tion­al Polar Year, 1881 

Site of the Whal­ing Festivals 

The Top of the World Hotel is a mod­ern hotel over­look­ing the Arc­tic Ocean in Bar­row, Alas­ka. Locat­ed 330 miles inside the Arc­tic Cir­cle in the Heart of the Busi­ness Dis­trict, the hotel fea­tures 70 well-appoint­ed gue­strooms with mod­ern ser­vices and state of the art ameni­ties; direct dial phones, cable, flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and pri­vate baths. Also offered is a lob­by area, gift shop, bev­er­age bar, meet­ing space, fit­ness room, full common  ...more