During January or February our guests may have the opportunity to experience a festival called Kivgiq, also known as the Messenger Feast. It is three days of dancing, singing and bartering in Barrow among participants and visitors from across the North Slope and arctic nations. Kivgiq is not an annual event.
For more information contact the City of Barrow: 907-852-5211.
Also during June, Barrow whaling crews sponsor Nalukataq, also called blanket toss festivals, to celebrate the end of a safe and successful subsistence bowhead whaling season.
For more information beyond what we provide our guests, you may wish to contact the City of Barrow, the Iñupiat Heritage Center, which is a world class facility.
1) Walk on the Beach next to the Arctic Ocean
2) Visit the whalebone Arch
3) Go to Inupiat Heritage Center
4) UIC (Ukpegvik Inupiat Corporation) Science Center
5) Will Rogers & Wiley Post Monument
6) View the Aurora Borealis
7) Take a tour to the northern most point in the U.S.
8) Bird watching
9) Look for polar bears