Arctic Circle Day Trip From Fairbanks
OverviewJourney to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earths northernmost circle of latitude. Here, in the summer and winter, the sky is completely dark or light for 24 hours a day! Travel along the famous Dalton Highway and spot wildlife as you cross the Yukon River. When you arrive, learn about the areas indigenous Eskimo culture, take a walk with your guide, snap photos of the arctic landscape, and enjoy lunch amidst the incredible surroundings. Youll take home an official Arctic Circle certificate to commemorate this amazing Alaska experience. Be sure to bundle up! This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring youll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Know More about this tourWe begin our journey with a convenient pickup between 7 am and 8 am at your hotel/address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole.
Settle into your seat and relax on the 200-mile (322-km) journey down the back roads of Interior Alaska. We provide free snacks and drinks on the road to ensure your utmost comfort in our climate-controlled vans.
Take a trip back in time as you travel down the Dalton Highway. Enjoy the journey across the Yukon River, as you catch a glimpse of the wildlife that inhabits sub-arctic Alaska. With sweeping views of mountains and valleys, you will also see the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the largest pipeline systems, transporting thousands of gallons of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez.
Upon reaching the Arctic Circle, one of the five markers of latitude (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Equator & Antarctic Circle) you will be met with a glorious site.The weather in this region can range from extreme cold in the winter months (September to May) to temperate heat, as high as 90 * Fahrenheit (32 * Celsius) in the summer months. (May to end of August).
Hop out and stretch your legs, take a walk and capture photos of this unique location. Enjoy a deliciousfree hot lunch(Beef Stew and a Sandwich. Vegetarian option is available upon request) provided by our guides while soaking up the remote surroundings and learning about the history and geology of this very special area. You'll learn interesting facts about the cultures of the Indigenous people, whom have inhabited this remote area for more than 9.000 years.
After around 1 hour of sightseeing, enjoy flipping through your photos with your official Arctic Circle Certificate in hand. Sit back and enjoy the journey back to Fairbanks on this one of a kind trip.
With your camera filled with photos and an official Arctic Circle certificate in hand to show off to your friends and family back home, relax on the drive back to Fairbanks.
Inclusions for Arctic Circle Day Trip From Fairbanks
- Local guide
- Transport by van
- Free homemade stew, sandwich, snacks, and
beverages. (vegetarian option available upon request)
- Official personalizedArctic CircleCertificate
- Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole(Any address is possible, as long as it is in the city limits)
Exclusions for Arctic Circle Day Trip From Fairbanks
- Gratuities (optional)
- pick up outside the city limits
- no gluten free or vegan meal option available. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch and snacks.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Please dress appropriately. During the winter months, temperatures are usually very low, so please dress in layers and wear warm winter clothing. During the summer month it could get very warm and rain might be always possible. We recommend to bring sturdy shoes and a rain/weather jacket.
The weather conditions are in no way predictable in our area and we will not offer a refund in case of too many clouds.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
Please no small children under 5.
There is a possibility of cancellation due to dangerous weather and/or road conditions. If this occurs, an alternative date or full refund will be offered.
Not wheelchair accessible
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required. We are not able to provide gluten free or vegan options.
Type of transportation: Van
The group size is limited to 8 people for each Van. Bigger group bookings are possible and multiple Van's will be used in this case.