We return to North America to visit Barrow, located in the extreme north point of Alaska. It is the most northerly point of the Unites States and a significant geographical landmark, marking the limits between two of the marginal seas of the Arctic Ocean: the Chukchi and the Beaufort.
It recently changed its name to Utqiaġvik, with the aim of honouring the indigenous tribes and the inuit ethnic origin of the area, particularly the Thule culture.
Barrow became famous thanks to the movie “30 days of night”, where a group of vampires take advantage of its extended hours of darkness.
Barrow can go two months without seeing any sunlight, because it is located just a few hundred kilometres from the Arctic Polar Circle. Perhaps to compensate for this, Barrow experiences what is knowns as “midnight sun”, when the king of the sky comes out in May and it won’t set again for 3 months.
3. Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)