Facing the Chukchi Sea, Barrow has two sections, lying on each side of Isatkoak Lagoon. Browerville, to the east, has the IƱupiat Heritage Center and the Stuaqpak, or big store, which contains a small food court and many services. The old part of Barrow, with the hotels and airport, is to the west. The northern tip of Alaska, Point Barrow, is north of the town on a spit. The road leads 6 miles in that direction, but the absolute end is farther out, beyond the road. Other gravel roads lead about 10 miles out of town on the tundra.

The airport is right in town. Depending on where you stay and how much luggage you have, you may be able to walk to your hotel. Taxis are handy and come quickly, charging $6 or $7 in town, $10 beyond town ($5 for seniors), plus $1 for each additional passenger. Arcticab (tel. 907/852-2227) and Alaska Taxi (tel. 907/852-3000) are two of the four cab companies.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.