Our Location

The International Arctic Research Center is located in the Syun-Ichi Akasofu Building about 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the heart of interior Alaska on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

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The IARC is proud to be a leader in the effort to integrate global and Arctic climate research towards the primary goal of reducing uncertainty in Arctic climate change prediction.

University scientists and researchers from all over the world work together on Arctic climate change studies in this beautiful location.

Driving Directions (coming from the Fairbanks International Airport)
1. Follow Airport Way to University Avenue.
2. Turn Left (North) on to University Avenue at traffic light.
3. Turn Left (West) on to Geist Road at traffic light.
4. Turn Right (North) on to Thompson Way at traffic light.
5. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto W Tanana Loop
6. Continue on Tanana Loop as it becomes Kantishna Dr.
7. Continue on Kantishna Dr. as it becomes Koyukuk.
8. For guest parking, continue to the left of the IARC building (first building you will come to) or use the metered spaces in front of the building.

Guest parking is available in the designated area behind the Akasofu building (on the North side) in the first row, left and in the metered spots in front of the building. 

IARC Coordinates
N 64° 51' 33.12", W 147° 51' 3.60"

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