I have traveled to the Arctic before (Greenland in late March, Northern Finland in January) and will be going to Alaska -for a second visit- the first week of May (next year). Seems to me too early for bears in Kodiak, Glacier Bay near Juneau, Denali (have been there before) so thinking instead to go to Barrow and maybe also Nome & Kotzebue. Any tips there at that time of the year. Any chance of seeing (safely) polar bears near Barrow? Interested in Inuit culture but not in touristy and expensive trips dog sledding (did it in Greenland anyway). Hesitating to go as a little early in the season. Please advise (asap) as frequent flyers tickets that must be redeemed tomorrow. Many thanks for reading and answering.