Dalton Highway Tours

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Dalton Highway
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.

Practical Info

If you’re driving, bring a spare tire or two. Keep your headlights on, and make way for trucks. To ride the full length of the highway it takes about 2 days of traveling at 40 mph. There are a few lodges and places to camp along the way.
Address: Fairbanks, AK, USA, USA
Hours: Daily 24/7
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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
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
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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
  • Duration: 16 hours
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US$219.00
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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
  • Duration: 16 hours
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US$179.00
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Arctic Circle Tour

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.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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