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Dalton Highway Tours and Tickets

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The Dalton Highway runs for 414 miles to Alaska’s northernmost mountains in the Brooks Range and nearly all the way out to the Arctic Ocean. Running through valleys surrounded by jagged peaks, the highway connects Interior Alaska to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and is technically part of the northernmost highway in the U.S. Also one of the most remote, the Dalton Highway parallels the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Visitors who take the drive themselves will need to note that much of the road is still mostly gravel. Unless you’ve appeared on Ice Road Truckers, you might want to skip the ride in winter.

Public access ends at the small town of Deadhorse, just before the Arctic Ocean, and if you want to reach those last 8 miles of private road out to the coast, it’s possible to join private tours from Deadhorse. At the Coldfoot truck stop, 250 miles north of Fairbanks, the Arctic Interagency Visitor Center gives details on road and backcountry conditions along the Dalton Highway, as well as information on recent wildlife spottings of the likes of grizzlies, black bears, and dall sheep. There’s also a picnic area and sign showing where the road crosses the Arctic Circle.

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Original Arctic Circle Drive from Fairbanks

Original Arctic Circle Drive from Fairbanks

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Travel the famous Dalton Highway on this 16-hour Arctic Circle drive. Visit the Yukon River, stop by the Arctic Circle Trading Post, and get views of the tundra landscape. Learn about life in rural Alaska through your guide's commentary; departure from a meeting point in Fairbanks.
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  • 16 hours
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$185.00
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$185.00

Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks
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Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

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Go far off the beaten track on this small-group tour that takes you along one of the world's most isolated roads. Travel into the Alaskan wilderness along the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to the edge of the Arctic Circle. On the way back, keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights.
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  • 12 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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Arctic Circle Journey Tour

Arctic Circle Journey Tour

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Harsh but beautiful, Alaska’s frozen north comprises a swath of wilderness that’s home to snow-capped peaks, abundant wildlife, and the Northern Lights. The full day Arctic Circle tour includes a fully-narrated drive on the Dalton Highway. Limited to just eight participants, the tour shows off the Brooks Range, the White Mountains, and the Yukon River. Expert guides help you spot wildlife, learn about Northern Alaska, and potentially see the Northern Lights.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Transportation

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Transportation

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Bundle up and embark on this small-group tour from Fairbanks — limited to just nine people — that takes you to the Arctic Circle, Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude, where the sky is completely dark or light all day. Aboard a climate-controlled van, cruise along the Dalton Highway, cross the Yukon River and then enjoy lunch in the arctic landscape. Learn about the indigenous Eskimo culture in the region, and take home incredible pictures, as well an official Arctic Circle certificate. Hotel transport is included.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure

Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure

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Explore Alaska’s Arctic on a 16-hour tour from Fairbanks. Travel on the famous Dalton Highway and see the Arctic Circle, Yukon River, Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and miles of rugged Alaskan wilderness. Hear commentary from your guide about the region's history and environment, and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate when you cross the Arctic Circle. Perfect for travelers who want to experience this far northern landscape and reach the Arctic Circle, this tour is also a photographer's delight. Includes guide and transportation from central Fairbanks.
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  • 16 hours
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$249.00
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Midnight Sun Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

Midnight Sun Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

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The Alaskan arctic summer brings 24 hours of daylight in a phenomenon called the Midnight Sun. This tour, led by an experienced guide, takes you from Fairbanks and into the Arctic Circle. You’ll enjoy highlights like an Alaskan Homestead, the Dalton Highway, Arctic tundra, Trans Alaska Pipeline, and the Yukon River.
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  • 16 hours
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$199.00
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3-Day Arctic Circle of Alaska Northern Lights Tour From Fairbanks
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3-Day Arctic Circle of Alaska Northern Lights Tour From Fairbanks

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Visit Alaska’s Arctic in the winter and spend two nights in Coldfoot for the chance to view the northern lights (aurora borealis) at the source. Your 3-day tour begins with a drive from Fairbanks along the legendary Dalton Highway. Along the way, you'll see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and Yukon River, explore the arctic tundra, and cross the Arctic Circle. Coldfoot is located directly under the Aurora Oval, which increases the odds of seeing the northern lights. Includes driver and guide, and two nights of accommodation.
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  • 3 days
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$1,639.00
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Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive Adventure - Southbound
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Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive Adventure - Southbound

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See more of Alaska’s Arctic in less time on a full-day tour tour by plane and car. Board a small plane from Fairbanks and fly north across the Arctic Circle to a landing strip at Coldfoot. Then drive south on the Dalton Highway, passing landmarks such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, and miles of the arctic tundra. You'll experience winter in Alaska, receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate, and learn from your guide about the history of the region. Includes guide and round-trip transportation from central Fairbanks.
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  • 12 hours
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$459.00
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Arctic Ocean Adventure - Southbound

Arctic Ocean Adventure - Southbound

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Experience the stark beauty of the Arctic Circle on a 3–day adventure from Fairbanks, Alaska. Get an aerial view of the US’ largest state as you fly to Deadhorse to begin your journey. See the Prudhoe Bay oil fields, explore frozen tundra along James Dalton Highway, visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post, and learn about life in the circle over the course of the tour.
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  • 3 days
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$2,550.00
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Arctic Circle Aurora Driving Adventure

Arctic Circle Aurora Driving Adventure

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Fairbanks, Alaska is situated right below the Arctic Circle. Embark on a driving tour from the city to explore the area and see how people live in the frozen tundra. Travel along the James Dalton Highway and see the Trans Alaska Pipeline, stop at the Arctic Circle Trading Post, and more. At the ended of the day, travel to a remote location to see the colorful northern lights.
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  • 17 to 18 hours
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$309.00
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Arctic Ocean Adventure - Northbound

Arctic Ocean Adventure - Northbound

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Set out on an epic Alaskan adventure from Fairbanks and drive north all the way to the Arctic Ocean. On this scenic 3-day road trip, journey along the Dalton Highway, past the Yukon River, and through the Brooks Mountain Range. Along the way, stop at the Arctic Circle Trading Post in Joy, visit the historic town of Wiseman and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields, and traverse the Arctic Coastal Plain to reach the Arctic Ocean.
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  • 3 days
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$2,541.54
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What are Dalton Highway hours of operation?
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Dalton Highway hours of operation: Daily 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Dalton Highway tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dalton Highway can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Dalton Highway 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dalton Highway costs USD 179.00. Guided Dalton Highway tours start around USD 179.00 per person.
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