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Full Day Small Group Tour of Arctic Circle from Fairbanks

Experience the Arctic Circle and Dalton Highway, one of the world’s “loneliest roads,” on a small-group sightseeing tour in a comfortable high-top van. After a convenient pickup at your destination of choice in Fairbanks, see the Yukon River, Alaska Pipeline, and White Mountains on your way to the most northerly of the major circles of latitude. View the Northern Lights and enjoy a hot meal included in the tour price.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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US$209.00
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

How many people can say they’ve crossed the Arctic Circle? Experience the landscapes of a lifetime on this full-day guided trip from Fairbanks and see the Northern Lights. Journey through Alaskan wilderness aboard comfortable transport, and take a stroll along the Yukon River. On a high plateau of Finger Mountain, spot wildlife such as foxes, moose and bears. On the way back, witness the splendor of Aurora Borealis.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Arctic Circle Aurora Borealis Tour By Air and Car from Fairbanks

Experience two of Alaska's highlights—the Arctic Circle and Aurora Borealis—on a 15-hour tour by air and car from Fairbanks. Spend the day exploring the Arctic Circle, starting with a flight from Fairbanks to Coldfoot. Receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate, and travel south along the Dalton Highway past landmarks like the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and Yukon River. In the evening, stop in the town of Joy, Alaska to watch the Aurora Borealis. Includes guide, live commentary, and round-trip transportation from Fairbanks.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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  • Duration: 15 hours
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Winter Arctic Circle Flight and Driving Tour Experience

See more of Alaska’s Arctic in less time on a 12-hour 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 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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Turnagain Arm Scenic Winter Tour with Aerial Tram Ride

Soak up winter wonderland scenery and wildlife on this 6-hour guided tour from Anchorage. Admire dramatic landscapes along the Seward Highway and down the Turnagain Arm. An aerial tram whisks you up Mt Alyeska, at the top of which you’ll watch skiers conquer North Face, one of the longest double-black diamond runs. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to rescued musk ox, wood bison, and bears. Lunch and hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park Guided Tour with Lunch

This is a great way to see Seward and the Kenai Fjords National Park. Visit all the best attractions of the beautiful city of Seward on a guided tour with transportation included. See Exit Glacier and "Mile 0" of the Iditarod Trail and experience a Dog Sledge Ride. View the wildlife that roams the mountainside and enjoy an included full lunch menu with 13 options to choose.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Kenai Fjords National Park Adventure Cruise

Journey to the remote, glacier-carved Northwestern Fjord in the Kenai Fjords National Park on this full-day small-vessel cruise from Seward. Pass through Resurrection Bay, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Resurrection, Granite Pass, and Harris Bay. Whether you’re a birder or whale-watching enthusiast, you’ll likely to snap plenty of photos of humpbacks, orcas, Steller sea lions, seabirds and more. Watch for glacial calving, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water. Light breakfast and lunch are included on board.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

Journey to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude in one of our climate-controlled vans. 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 (no guarantee) as you cross the Yukon River. When you arrive, learn about the area’s indigenous culture, take a walk with your guide, snap photos of the arctic landscape, and enjoy a free delicious warm stew amidst the incredible surroundings. You’ll take home an official Arctic Circle certificate to commemorate this amazing Alaska experience. Make sure to dress weather appropriate and we recommend to wear some sturdy shoes to be able enjoy this trip.This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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3-Day Arctic Circle of Alaska Northern Lights Tour From Fairbanks

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.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Bennett Train Journey on the White Pass Rail

Step off your ship in Skagway port and board a vintage Gold Rush–era train on this full-day shore excursion to the Yukon territory. Travel along the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway through Alaskan and Canadian wilderness. Arrive in the Canadian town of Carcross and explore the Bennett Station House museum for more insight into Gold Rush history. Enjoy lunch on board the train and see the popular attraction of Emerald Lake. This Skagway train excursion includes port transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks

Enjoy adventures away from Fairbanks as you discover the beautiful landscapes of the Alaskan wilderness. Walk along the thundering Yukon River, and hike above the tree line of Finger Mountain for gorgeous views. At the Arctic Circle take a commemorative photo, and learn about the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the world’s largest pipelines. Enjoy live commentary and hotel transport on this full-day tour.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Arctic Circle Drive from Fairbanks

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.
  • Duration: 16 hours
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  • Duration: 16 hours
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Juneau Whale Watching and Salmon Bake Combo

Experience some of the best that Juneau has to offer with this full-day tour that features whale watching and a salmon bake. Watch for the giant creatures breaching and playing in Auke Bay. A naturalist on board also points out Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, bald eagles and sea birds in the area. Whale sightings are guaranteed! Then, in a historic gold rush setting, enjoy freshly grilled Alaska salmon, part of an all-you-can-eat buffet. Roast marshmallows around a campfire — what’s a better way to end a day of Alaska sightseeing?
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks

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.
  • Duration: 16 hours
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  • Duration: 16 hours
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Juneau in One Day: Mendenhall Glacier, Whale Watching and Salmon Bake

Seeking an all-inclusive Alaskan experience? This 6-hour tour from Juneau takes you to Mendenhall Glacier for incredible views of the ice wall. Then, board a jet boat for a whale-watching cruise in Auke Bay with a naturalist guide who gives you an in-depth look at the surrounding marine life. After spotting humpbacks, return to land and watch a Tlingit Master Carver work on 10-foot-tall totem poles and silver jewelry. Dig into a satisfying traditional salmon bake before you're returned to Juneau hotels.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Alaska Brewery and Railroad Experience from Anchorage

Discover craft breweries at the edge of the Alaskan wilderness with a full-day beer tour from Anchorage. Start your trip with unforgettable views on the train to Talkeetna, a historic village in the shadow of Denali. Visit four of the state’s best breweries with a beer-loving guide, from the celebrated Denali Brewing Company to community breweries in the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. Meet the brewers, get a behind the scenes look at the brewing process and sample beer along the way before returning to Anchorage.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Exclusive Pack Creek Bear Viewing from Juneau

Go deep into the Alaskan wilderness to a protected wildlife site with the highest concentration of brown bears in the world. This bucket-list day trip to Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area includes a floatplane flight over Tongass National Forest and a kayak paddle through Windfall Harbor. An informative guide takes your small group of no more than 10 people into the woods to observe brown bears romping in the meadows and catching salmon in rivers. The Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area issues a limited number of visitation permits, exclusively to tour operators. Avoid disappointment by booking this tour well in advance.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Summer Scenic City Tour of Anchorage

See the sights of Anchorage on a scenic city tour. Accompanied by a guide, you'll visit Bootleggers Cove, admire views from the Chugach Mountains, and learn about the city's pioneer history.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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A Taste of Nature Kayak and Gourmet Food Adventure

The coastline near Juneau is an ideal location to see the diverse wildlife and natural features of southeastern Alaska. This tour provides the kayaking knowhow to cruise along the coastline in the heart of the Inside Passage. Unlike most other kayaking tours, it also includes a short hike through Tongass National Rainforest and a gourmet picnic lunch of local specialties.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Mountains and Musk Ox of the Mat-Su Valley

Head outside the city for a look at the Alaskan countryside on this tour from Anchorage. As you travel along the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, you'll learn about the pioneer history and prehistoric wildlife of the region.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Half Day Fishing Package Kenai River or Kasilof River Salmon and Trout

This is a half day, 4 hour guided fishing trip in a custom drift boat on the Kenai River as well as the Kasilof River on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. These trips provide great opportunities to experience unparalleled fishing for Pacific Salmon and Trout on some of the most Pristine waterways in Alaska. We provide all necessary tackle and equipment as well as complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, water and soda.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Aurora Borealis Viewing and dinner Tour from Fairbanks

The most reliable place to witness Alaska’s northern lights is Fairbanks, where the spectacular phenomenon is visible on more than 200 days each year. Maximize your chances of seeing night sky aflame with the lights and colors of the Aurora Borealis on this informative night tour that includes dinner served in an Alaskan-style yurt or lodge at a quiet base camp on the mountain ridge surrounding Fairbanks.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Winter Alaska Wildlife Tour

Drive along the scenic Seward Parkway during this 4-hour small-group tour in search of Alaskan wildlife. Stop at Beluga Point and the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center and see native animals such as moose, eagles, caribou, bears, bison, and more who have orphaned. Enjoy the beautiful scenery filled with mountains, glaciers, and valleys as you make your way to and from Anchorage.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Winter Mountains and Musk Ox of the Mat-Su Valley

Travel through Alaska's past to learn about our prehistoric arctic wildlife and pioneer history!
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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