|Barrow Airport Shuttles|
|Point Barrow is roughly 12 miles outside of town, and Ilisagvik College is situated on the old site of the NARL (Naval Arctic Research Lab).|
Enjoy a shared ride van trip to the Inupiat Heritage Center as you arrive in the town. This is a great way to travel and meet new people. If you’re a large group and can’t share a van, take a private van and check out one of Barrow’s most popular sites, the tundra.
Enjoy the day on a Tundra Tour, seeing the wildlife at its best. Have the sedan drop you off at the beginning of the day and pickup at the end. Get a local personal drivers to show you around town for an authentic experience; Barrow’s locals can easily point you out to the best shopping and souvenir places.
Rent a Private SUV and head out to Barrow Beach, where you can do some whale-watching. Get picked up or dropped off by one of our many reliable taxicab services at Barrow Airport.
Visit the city or just drive around town admiring the beautiful scenery in one of our luxurious, custom limousines. If you’re a group of high-adrenalin adventurers, take a bus to the tundra or the beach to experience a day of hiking or sailing.
At the Top of the World Hotel you can enjoy free parking, room service, ATM/Cash machines, a Gift Shop, and an airport shuttle. The rooms include a TV, refrigerator, and a private bathroom. Guests can also find a restaurant and bar at the hotel, as well as a variety of eateries in close proximity to it.
The King Eider Inn is located in central Barrow. It is a short walk from Utkeagvik Church Manse. It features a sauna with free parking along with a tour desk. They have Internet access for those who need it. The rooms feature a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave. There are in-room coffee brewing amenities with free coffee and tea. The hotel is a 20-minute walk of Birnirk Site.
Barrow Alaska Tourism and Accommodations
City buses run from 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday. They make an excellent option for daily commutes. Visitors here would probably be happier, however, it they used cabs because of the added convenience and the costs. It is actually cheaper for cab fare for two or more people than taking the bus.
Being 13 miles to the south of Barrow is where Will Rogers, the beloved humorist, died in a plane crash along with his pilot Wiley Post. This happened on August 15th of 1935. They were looking for a better route from Alaska to Siberia. Today the Will Rogers and Wiley Post monument stands at the crash site. The area today is referred to as ‘Hollywood’ because Walt Disney filmed the movie “Track of the Giant Snow Bear” there. The area is located just about one block to the east of the airport, right in front of the visitor center.
Barrow has a local economy that is based on oil. However, it is supplemented by tourism. Visitors arrive during the Barrow summer season to enjoy bird-watching and the midnight sun.
Hunting and fishing are life sustaining activities for the Barrow residents, and include polar bears, seals, whales, walrus, caribou, whitefish, and ducks. There is an annual bowhead whale hunt held every year in the spring.
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