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 tourAfter pickup from your Fairbanks hotel in the early morning, settle into your seat and relax on the 200-mile (322-km) drive to the Arctic Circle. Youll be provided snacks and drinks to ensure a comfortable drive aboard a climate-controlled van.
Imagine what its like to be a real Alaskan ice road trucker as you travel along the Dalton Highway, the same highway used in the popular TV show Ice Road Trucker. Cross the Yukon River, where youll have a good chance of spotting wildlife, and discover the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the worlds largest pipeline systems that transports oil hundreds of miles across Alaska.
Arrive finally at the Arctic Circle, one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth, the others being the Tropic of Cancer, the equator, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle. Defining the southernmost part of the Arctic region, the climate here is very cold and much of the area is always covered in ice. In the winter, the sun never rises here, and in the summer, the land is graced with 24 hours of sunlight a day, melting the seas and the topsoil.
Hop out to stretch your legs, take a walk, and capture photos of this unique location. Enjoy a local lunch provided by your guide while soaking in your remote surroundings and learning about the history and geology of this area. Youll learn interesting facts about the culture of the indigenous Eskimos who have lived here for more than 9,000 years. You'll have about 1 hour at the Arctic Circle.
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
- Homemade stew, sandwich, snacks, and
- Official Arctic Circle certification
- Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole
Exclusions for Arctic Circle Day Trip From Fairbanks
- Gratuities (optional)
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.
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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.