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.
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.
Most of this journey takes place on the famed James Dalton Highway. The Dalton Highway is the lifeline between Fairbanks and the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean. The sights will be familiar to those who watch the show “Ice Road Truckers.”Cover a total of 400 miles (640 km) of wild northern terrain, making stops along the way to snap photos, stretch your legs, and watch for wildlife. There is an excellent chance to see the aurora borealis. Cross over the Yukon River and arrive at the Arctic Circle Sign, where you can collect a commemorative Arctic Circle certificate before the return drive to Fairbanks.
Experience Alaska in the twilight of winter on a tour that squeezes in all of the highlights surrounding Anchorage. Visiting Alaska in the winter is a magical opportunity ideal for travelers who want to avoid the summer crowds. However, winter conditions and limited daylight can make it tough to sightsee. Luckily, with this tour, you don’t have to worry about logistics or conditions and can focus on enjoying the sights.
Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This small-group tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.
A half–day tour through Juneau City with round–trip transportation from the cruise port is a popular choice for visitors traveling via cruise ship. In addition to navigating for you, your guide points out landmarks and tells stories about Juneau's history often unheard by visitors. After free time to explore the natural landscape of Mendenhall Glacier, sit down for a meal of fresh crab and crab cakes.
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.
Capture the photos of the Northern Lights that you have been dreaming of on this guided night trip to the Murphy Dome from Fairbanks. One of the tallest peaks in the region, Murphy Dome provides one of the best vantage points to witness the Aurora Borealis. Watch the night sky blaze with color while savoring a hot beverage. Hotel transport included.
Ketchikan is one of Alaska’s most visited cruise ports, renowned for its salmon fishing, wildlife, and indigenous heritage. On this tour, take in all the highlights with a local guide. See the famous salmon ladder, admire the traditional totem poles at the Saxman Native Village, enjoy whale-watching from Rotary Beach, and look out for seals, eagles, and bears at Herring Cove.
Spend three hours exploring the scenic and remote Chichagod Island on this small group tour that showcases life on the tiny island. Learn from your local guide about the Alaskan wilderness and wildlife while you explore this island that's home to the largest concentration of bears on earth. With just 750 residents, you'll feel far off the beaten path on this tour that's perfect for nature lovers.
While in Skagway port, spend the day discovering the treasures of the Yukon, Canada's westernmost territory. This comprehensive tour travels along the Klondike Highway by minibus, with mountain scenery that will impress you. Many photo stops are made and wildlife sightings are a good possibility. Once in Carcross area, visit the Caribou Crossing Trading Post, with its wildlife museum and a dogsled camp. Enjoy soaking up the wild beauty of southeast Alaska, the northern tip of British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory on this Skagway shore excursion. Note: All travelers must bring their valid passport.
Check out our resort with a relaxing day trip, enjoy the 60-mile scenic ride and soak in our natural hot springs. We have the coolest year-round Ice Museum. And as the name says it, learn how mushing works in Alaska and take a ride with our sled dogs!
Witness the magical phenomenon of the Northern Lights from inside a warm lodge located far from city lights. An informative guide explains the science behind the dancing lights streaming across the night sky. Bring along your camera and capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hotel transport from Fairbanks included.
Venture out of Fairbanks to Murphy Dome for unobstructed views in an ideal spot for viewing the Northern Lights. Stay warm in the van, or hop out to breathe in the fresh air during a night spent star-gazing and marveling at this natural phenomenon. This Northern Lights Tour takes you away from city lights, and is often above the temperature inversion during cold spells.
This guided night trip to Chena Hot Springs from Fairbanks gives you a bit of everything: hot, cold and the marvelous. Begin with a tour of the Fairbanks Ice Museum and marvel at its hand-sculpted ice bar and chandeliers. At a charming resort, slip into thermal pools of water that soothe your sore muscles. Relaxed, gear up for a midnight viewing of the surreal Northern Lights at one of the best locations to witness this natural phenomenon.
Save time by seeing a lot of the vast, beautiful interior of Alaska in one day on this tour from Fairbanks to Paxson Lake. Visit a woodworking shop, historic state park, glacier, and restored gold rush-era roadhouse along the way. You’ll also get photo ops at natural attractions and the Trans Alaskan Pipeline.
The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included.
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.
This 6-hour shore excursion from Juneau port gives you an all-inclusive Alaskan experience. See Mendenhall Glacier, embark on a whale-watching cruise with a naturalist guide, and see firsthand a Tlingit Master Carver at work on totem poles and silver jewelry. Before returning to your ship, you’ll spot humpback whales, soak up cultural insight and enjoy a hearty traditional salmon bake.
Spotting the elusive aurora can be tricky, but this guided tour offers the best opportunity. Head for the Borealis Basecamp, far from the light pollution of Fairbanks, and enjoy waiting for the light show in a comfortable, cozy setting.
When your ship docks in Skagway, discover the Chilkoot Trail by foot and water on this half-day hike and float tour. After a scenic van ride, embark on a moderate-level, 2-mile (3.2-km) trek with a knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll climb aboard a rubber raft for a tranquil float down Taiya River. Have a blast retracing the footsteps of stampeding prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Don’t miss this family-friendly active adventure, one of Skagway’s most affordable hiking and rafting tours.
Fairbanks Alaska, the Golden Heart City, welcomes you to search for the Aurora Borealis. Three nights in our location provides a greater than 95% chance of seeing the Aurora. Each evening will be spent in search of the Aurora. Enjoy an evening at Chena Hotsprings soaking in the natural geothermal pools and discovering year round Ice Museum. Enjoy an aurora viewing at Borealis Basecamp. And an evening hunting aurora at one of our hand picked locations.
When your cruise stops at Juneau, see whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching boat trip, all without the fuss of organizing shore transport. Prebook to secure your place, board a comfortable boat with outdoor decks and heated cabins, and cruise Alaska’s waters to see marine life in the wild. Then, enjoy guaranteed sightings of humpback whales, with a naturalist providing commentary on their behaviors as you cruise.
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.