Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Adventures

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Tour Summary

  • Fly north across the Arctic Circle to the ancient Inupiat Eskimo village of Utqiaġvik. 
  • Receive an official Arctic Circle Certificate. 
  • Discover firsthand the lifestyles of Alaska's Arctic Coastal peoples with a tour of the village by a local host. 
  • Walk the shores of the Arctic Ocean near the northernmost point on the North American Continent. Bravely dip your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. 
  • Depart Utqiaġvik on an evening return flight to Fairbanks (flights can be arranged from/to Anchorage for an additional fee.).

Tour Dates and Rates

May 15, 2020 - September 15, 2020

7:30 AM Departure

Days: Daily

Rate: $759

  • Arctic Circle
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Undiscovered Arctic
  • Arctic Circle
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Undiscovered Arctic

7:30 am Depart ANCHORAGE on AS 55 / 10:55 am arrive Utqiaġvik (Can depart Fairbanks at 5:30 AM on AS 86 to Anchorage, change planes to AS 55)

RETURN Depart Utqiaġvik by air 7:04 pm arrive Anchorage 9:00 pm - AS 50 (Can end in Fairbanks by connecting in Anchorage to AS 601 departing at 11:00 pm and arriving Fairbanks at 11:59 am)

Flight times are subject to change - we ask guests to call 1-2 days prior to departure to reconfirm times.

Tour Schedule: Tours operate daily from May 15 to September 15, 2021.  (Travel must be completed by September 15.)

2021 Starting at Rates: Rates began at $759.00 per person from Fairbanks ($709.00 per person from Anchorage) and these rates are subject to change. Rates can and do vary depending on requested date of travel, routing and available categories of seat rates. -- 2021 Rates TBD

Note: In respect to the community's recent vote to rename Barrow to Utqiaġvik, the traditional Inupiat name for the community, Northern Alaska Tour Company's Barrow Expedition and Barrow Adventure have been renamed to the Utqiaġvik Expedition and Utqiaġvik Adventure.

Northern Alaska Tour Company is pleased to once again offer our Utqiaġvik Expedition for the summer season.  Visitors are invited to join us for this small group experience to the northernmost Inupiat community of Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow.

The Utqiaġvik Expedition differs from the Utqiaġvik Adventure series by type of aircraft utilized for air transportation and the number of guests in each departure. Due to limitations of smaller aircraft the Expedition is more prone to weather alterations. 

Expedition Series guests generally travel to and from Utqiaġvik in  9-passenger, twin-engine, Piper Chieftains.  This smaller plane travels between 5,000 - 10,000 feet and provides all guests with a window and an aisle seat.  While in Utqiaġvik the guests will visit the residential and commercial areas of the community and stop out along the Arctic Ocean coast. The Utqiaġvik Expedition is a package operated by Northern Alaska Tour Company.

Adventure Series guests travel to and from Utqiaġvik in a 737 jet operated by Alaska Airlines. On any given day the plane can be configured to accommodate up to 111 passengers.  Once in Utqiaġvik guests will have a similar tour experience as the expedition guests in visiting the residential and commercial areas of Utqiaġvik. The Adventure Series is an Alaska Airlines Vacation Package and Northern Alaska Tour Company is just one of several agents who sell this tour experience. 

CANCELLATION Policy - Due to restrictions of commercial air travel it is very important for guests to understand the Cancellation Policy associated with both Alaska Vacation packages sold by Northern Alaska Tour Company (Barrow Adventure and Nome Adventure).

For information on how to make a reservation, click on the link to our planning page. 

Scene from the Barrow Expedition

Gateway to the Arctic, the whalebone arch