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What a beautiful place to visit. Words can not describe it. As far back as I can remember I wanted to visit Barrow, and it did not disappoint. If you are going to do the artic plunge, you need to check on conditions before you...More
Even if you stay few hours in Barrow, this is the place to go directly. Cannot explain good enough the feeling I had when i first time saw the Artic Ocean partially frozen and walking over it. I stayed 3 days there, and every few...More
No visit to Barrow is complete unless you visit the Whale Bone Arch. Located right in town, can walk here from the north side of town without any problem. The ocean was completely frozen when we where her in June so no polar bear plunge...More
Our visit to Barrow Alaska was less than 24 hours but we got everything in we wanted to do.
1. We fully submerged ourselves when we jumped in the Arctic Ocean. It was not as cold as I would have thought. We brought up old...More
It would be unimaginable to come to Barrow and not go to the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Not too many human beings can claim to have seen the Arctic Ocean. Touch the water. If you are brave, wade in (bring some sandals). If you...More
You really can't imagine this place, this town and this part of the world unless you get out and just walk around and get a taste of some pretty amazing ways of life. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND calling a local guy named Mike Shultz and getting...More
Taking a walk on the beach is eventful during the summer. You may have the opportunity to see the natives launching their boats for fishing. Find large jelly fish either in the water or on shore. You might find different types of shells on the...More
Not much here as you might expect.
Kind of neat to see an ice pack on the beach in July.
A fair bit of trash about takes away from the beauty.
No animals today except a solo seal and a horned owl.
Barely worth a...More
Hi Ericka, not sure about the weather, but expect cold and mud. I went around June and it was freezing (boots, winter/rain coats, leggings, gloves), so I guess in September would be much worst. Have you checked you can make... More
Hi Ericka, not sure about the weather, but expect cold and mud. I went around June and it was freezing (boots, winter/rain coats, leggings, gloves), so I guess in September would be much worst. Have you checked you can make a day trip from AK? Are there flights available to do it? Regarding the local, I would skip it and walk all yourself. You can check in Google Maps the most interesting points and just go walking from one point to another, is plain easy and you just cannot get lost. Things in Barrow are incredibly expensive, so i guess a local tour would be same. I was checking reviews about those tours and many of them recommended not to take it. In my case, i walk all the time (just taxi from airport to the airbnb, but even from the airport you can start, as it's on the very centre).
Even if its summer season, I really recommend some good boots/shoes. Its full of dust, temperatures will be still really low and maybe you still have the chance to step on the artic ocean! I went there like in end May, and i... More
Even if its summer season, I really recommend some good boots/shoes. Its full of dust, temperatures will be still really low and maybe you still have the chance to step on the artic ocean! I went there like in end May, and i was wearing 2 trousers, 3 jackets, a hat and gloves :D. Not sure exactly about July, but I don't think It woudl change a lot. In my case, i was wearing waterproof hiking boots as you say and it worked as a charm! My friend was wearing some similar ones and it was really comfortable. For me, hightop is not needed