5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Duration:  12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Journey to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earth’s 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 area’s indigenous Eskimo culture, take a walk with your guide, snap photos of the arctic landscape, and enjoy lunch amidst the incredible surroundings. You’ll 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 you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Day trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle, the Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude
  • Travel on the famous Dalton Highway and spot wildlife along the Yukon River
  • Learn about the region’s geology and indigenous Eskimo culture from your guide
  • Enjoy free time to walk around, take photos and have lunch
  • Take home an official Arctic Circle certificate
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a rare opportunity get a glance at real Eskimo life and experience the Arctic. You'll even receive your own Arctic Circle certification!

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What You Can Expect

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

Dalton Highway on Route to Arctic Circle

After 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. You’ll be provided snacks and drinks to ensure a comfortable drive aboard a climate-controlled truck or SUV.

Imagine what it’s 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 you’ll have a good chance of spotting wildlife, and discover the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the world’s 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. You’ll 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

It is a long trip. But Mike, our tour guide made the trip interesting. We now know a lot more about the city, the pipeline, the Yukon river, eco system in Alaska. His driving skill make all of us feel comfortable on the famous Dalton high way. The small picnic at arctic circle add something special to the tour, the hot stew tasted really good.

It is truly a pleasant trip from pick up, till drop off at the hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Yes, it was a long trip, but you know that going in. Nicholi, our guide, was very knowledgeable and very interesting. We made a few stops along the way. One was to walk on the frozen Yukon River! The road is rough, but Nicholi was a good driver. When we got to the Arctic Circle, Nicholi heated up a wonderful stew and everyone had plenty to eat. We all also had a bag with a sandwich and snacks along the way. There is nothing at the Arctic Circle except a beautiful view, a very friendly bird and squirrel, and peace and quiet. Best birthday ever! Thank you!

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