There’s no doubt about it: winter is in full force. While some states have experienced particularly mild or even pleasant weather this season, Alaska is certainly not one of those places. With its proximity to the Arctic Circle, it comes as no surprise that this state is home to some of the coldest places in the world. In fact, one of the coldest inhabited towns in America is located in Alaska. Here’s more on what life is like in the frigid town of Utqiagvik.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
For a fascinating insight into what life is like in Utqiagvik, watch this trailer for a documentary on the town, “One Square Mile.”
Have you ever made the trip to Utqiagvik, Alaska? What did you think about life in one of the world’s coldest towns? Be sure to share your thoughts with us!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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