Barrow, Alaska is the northernmost city in the United States and offers visitors a unique experience of the Arctic region. While touring the Inupiat village you will visit culturally specific destinations meeting indigenous Inupiaq people of the Arctic region. You may witness and experience traditional events and customs. The guide will walk you through the tundra to the ancient remains of the sod huts, stop at iconic sites such as the whalebone arches and the historically registered whaling post.
Imagine tapping your foot to traditional drumming, watching the movement of the fur covered mitts, the bouncing pom-poms of the beaded maklaks and being invited to dance the native dances during the cultural performance. You will hear the accent of the Inupiaq people as they generously share with you to describe their history, their art, their way of life through their stories in song.
During the tour through the Inupiat Heritage Center, the guide will share with you about migration patterns, neighboring villages, subsistence living, festivals, and celebrations. In the traditional room, you may watch Inupiat artists hone their skills while making tools, crafting native art or possibly working on their Umiaqs for whaling season. A true hands-on Arctic Experience.
Summer Day Tour
- Complimentary airport shuttle
- Narrated tour of Inupiaq lifestyle
- Tundra Walk
- Historical sites
- Drive to northernmost point on the road system
- Arctic Ocean
- Whale Bone Arch
- Cathy Parker Football Field
- Visit the Inupiat Heritage Center
- Meet local artists
- View available Arctic wildlife
- Cultural Entertainment Presentation
Summer Day Tours are available daily at 12:00 pm during our summer season, beginning May 15, 2020.
Price for the tour is $169.40 per person.
Half Day Tours are $59.51
"Winter Day Tours" are no longer offered.
9 passenger van
24 passenger bus
45 passenger bus
Wheelchair accessible bus
Please contact Tundra Tours for more information
You will have the opportunity to plunge your hands or feet into the Arctic Ocean/Chukchi Sea, earning the Polar Bear Dip Certificate. If you should choose to do a 'full body' plunge, you will earn a Polar Plunge Certificate. Towels are provided.
Please note that it is important to understand that there are risks involved with any 'extreme' adventure . We cannot recommend any activity putting you at risk- so please be aware of any safety concerns before participating in the plunge.
*Water temperature is generally in the 30-36 Degree Fahrenheit range during the summer.