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Experience the Best of Barrow, Alaska with Unique North Slope Tours

Barrow, Alaska is the northernmost city in the United States and offers visitors a unique experience of the Arctic region. Enjoy a tour of the Iñupiat village, visit culturally specific destinations where you can meet indigenous Inupiaq people of the Arctic region, and immerse yourself in traditional events and customs. The guide will walk you through the tundra to the ancient remains of the sod huts, stopping 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. The tours present a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the history, art, and way of life of the Inupiaq people through their songs, which often weave fascinating tales.
 
During the tour through the Iñupiat Heritage Center, your guide will share insights on the migration patterns, neighboring villages, subsistence living, festivals, and celebrations. In the traditional room, you can catch a glimpse of Iñupiat artists honing their skills while making tools, crafting native art, or working on their Umiaqs for whaling season. This is an authentic, hands-on Arctic Experience that you just can't miss. Book one of our North Slope tours when you make your reservations with us.
 
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Included with the 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 Iñupiat Heritage Center
  • Meet local artists
  • View available Arctic wildlife
  • Cultural Entertainment Presentation
 

Tour Length and Prices

  • Summer Day Tours are available daily at 12:00 pm during our summer season, beginning May 15, 2020
  • "Winter Day Tours" are no longer offered
  • Updated price of $144.00 Adult and $72 Child. Two and under are free.
 

Vehicles Available

  • 9 passenger vans*
  • Wheelchair accessible bus
  • 24 passenger bus
  • 45 passenger bus
 
 
Please contact Tundra Tours for more information.

Polar Bear Plunge

Are you ready to earn your Polar Bear Dip Certificate by plunging your hands or feet into the Arctic Ocean/Chukchi Sea*? If that seems too easy, then perhaps you'd like to earn the Polar Plunge Certificate with a 'full body' plunge. We promise it's an experience unlike any other!
 
Towels will be 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.
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