Barrow, Alaska

The northernmost city in the entire US. It is well above the arctic circle (320 miles, to be exact) and has a population of only 4212 people. The only roads in Barrow are inside the town and they are unpaved since it would be too expensive to maintain with all the permafrost the city experiences. There is no way to drive to Barrow; the only way in or out of the city is by an Alaska Airlines flight to or from Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska.

Ever heard of 30 Days of Night? Yeah, this is where it’s based. And it’s because in the month of December in Barrow, the sun never actually rises–a phenomenon known as the polar night.

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