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The Northernmost City In The U.S. Is Located In Alaska, And It’s Dark For 65 Days A Year

Surrounded by the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean, the northernmost town of Barrow is a place that is far, far away from the rest of the world. The only way in (or out) is by plane or boat and the extreme isolation can cause you to go stir crazy if you aren’t careful. In fact, when the sun goes beneath the horizon line for two months in the wintertime, you’ll have a hard time keeping track of time. Surviving the cold temps and extreme isolation is not easy and that is why living in Barrow is truly only for the toughest in the crowd.

For a closer look into what life is like living in the northernmost city in the United States, check out the short YouTube clip below from the ‘One Square Mile’ documentary. Do you think you could handle the isolation of living in Barrow?

If you think Barrow is a wild place, check out this spooky small town in Alaska that could be right out of a horror movie. If you love rural living outside of the city, you’ll want to visit these 17 tiny towns in Alaska where everyone knows your name.

Courtney Stanley
Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is appreciative everyday for the ability to live a subsistence based lifestyle thanks to the bounty of natural resources that Alaska has to offer. Her hobbies include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.