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Early images are a great reflection on tourism today...
It's so Cold!
In a nutshell
Worth visiting, only the foolish or courageous stay.
Stephen-KarenConn Says: Most people live their entire lifetime without ever seeing the Arctic Ocean. So if you come this far, you might as well get your feet wet. The Arctic Ocean is completely frozen most of the year, but in summer the ice around the shore thaws for several miles out. The beach is...
Shop offers a fine selection of Hotel gifts as well as Eskimo crafts, jewelry, masks, ivory carvings and baleen items.
What to buy: King Eider Inn & Barrow Polar Bear shirts, hats, mugs, books, calendars, framed pictures, candies, posters, plush bears and Eskimo crafted items.
What to pay: Items range from as low as $1 to $400 depending on the item.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 1752 Ahkovak Street
Stephen-KarenConn Says: All it takes to join the Polar Bear Club is to take a plunge completely beneath the waters of the Arctic Ocean, and pay a lifetime dues of $10.00. For that you get a patch and a certificate giving the time, date, and water temperature for when you took the plunge.Two young...
Stephen-KarenConn Says: There are no trees in the Arctic, but someone in Barrow has a sense of humor. These three "palm trees" stand near the northernmost house seen in the last tip. The trunks are made of driftwood, the leaves are the long fringed bonelike strips which hang from the upper jaw of...
Stephen-KarenConn Says: Just beyond the satellite dishes on the southwest end of Barrow you will see Imaiqsaun Cemetary, where remains of ancestors excavated at the many archaeological sites around Barrow have been respectfully reburied. Here is the final resting place of the famous "Frozen Family"...