Projetez-vous dans la série « Convoi de l’extrême » lors de cette excursion le long du Dalton Highway (alias l'Alaska Route 11) de Fairbanks jusqu'à la limite du cercle Arctique. Au cours de votre excursion de 14 heures en plein coeur de la faune et flore de l’Alaska, traversez le fleuve Yukon et posez les yeux sur l’oléoduc trans-Alaska, l'un des plus grands systèmes d’oléoduc au monde. Sur le trajet du retour, guettez les aurores boréales. Le repas, les boissons chaudes et le transport depuis et vers l’hôtel sont inclus dans cette expérience en petit groupe limité à huit personnes.
Voyagez le long de l'une des plus belles routes isolées au départ de Fairbanks jusqu'à la limite du cercle Arctique lors de cette excursion de 14 heures à travers la nature sauvage de l'Alaska. Après un transfert depuis votre hôtel de Fairbanks, voyagez avec votre guide le long du Dalton Highway, techniquement Alaska Route 11. Vous vous arrêterez parfois pour vous dégourdir les jambes et prendre des photos inoubliables des principaux sites. En outre, gardez l’oeil bien ouvert pour la faune d'Alaska, telle que les renards, les élans, ou peut-être même des ours, des loups ou des lynx.
Le Dalton Highway autoroute traverse l'Alaska du nord au sud, presque jusqu’à l'océan Arctique, et suit l’oléoduc trans-Alaska. Arrêtez-vous le long d'une partie de l’oléoduc dans la communauté de Fox et vous aurez un bon aperçu de sa construction tout en en apprenant plus sur ses controverses et l'impact environnemental. Étant l'un des plus grands systèmes d’oléoduc au monde, l'oléoduc trans-Alaska a été construit dans les années 1970 pour transporter du pétrole de la baie Prudhoe 1287 km vers le sud jusqu'à Valdez.
De retour sur le Dalton Highway, vous traverserez le pont EL Patton, le seul pont d’Alaska à traverser le fleuve Yukon. D’une longueur impressionnante de 700 mètres, le pont permet non seulement la circulation des véhicules mais également le passage de l’oléoduc. Prenez une photo du pont puis arrêtez-vous un peu plus loin sur la route pour admirer la Finger Moutain qui offre une vue imprenable sur la toundra alpine.
Lorsque vous arrivez à la limite du cercle Arctique, posez pour une photo souvenir devant le panneau indiquant votre latitude de 66°33 au nord. Imprégnez-vous de la beauté naturelle autour de vous et profitez des sandwiches, cafés et punch chaud faits maison.
Ensuite, remontez à bord de votre véhicule pour commencer le trajet de retour à Fairbanks. À ce moment-là, il sera environ deux à trois heures avant minuit, le moment idéal pour commencer à guetter les aurores boréales. S'ils apparaissent, votre chauffeur s’arrêtera à plusieurs endroits différents, y compris le fleuve Tolovana et et le Wickersham Dome, pour vous donner suffisamment de temps pour vous émerveiller et prendre des photos de ce phénomène naturel.
Votre excursion Fairbanks aurores boréales se termine par le transfert à votre hôtel tôt dans la matinée.
Avis des voyageurs Viator
, mars 2019
I usually don't do the group tour thing, but I highly recommend this tour. The price was fairly good for 2 adults compared to the cost of a vehicle rental you are able to drive on the Dalton Highway (with limited mileage). We had a total of 4 people on our tour and didn't spend too much time in any one location, so it moved fast enough to keep my interest. :)
Our guide, Dave, picked us up on time in his tour van. The van was roomy and had large windows for viewing the scenery and wildlife. Dave was very knowledgeable about Alaska and the Dalton Highway. He was a very safe driver, even on the ice and with large trucks zipping past us. He had answers for all of our questions.
Our tour stopped plenty of times to allow us to stretch our legs and take pictures. One of my favorite stops was the Yukon River Camp. The girls that work there are so nice. They let us use their sleds so we could sled down the hill onto the Yukon River, which was quite an experience. They had a cute little "Arctic Circle/Dalton Highway" pin I picked up there for my collection.
The packed lunch they provided was pretty tasty. The sandwich was good, I just wish it didn't come with mayo. All the food was easy to eat in the van and filled me up for the duration of the tour.
The Arctic Circle sign was the highlight of the tour. We tried to get as many creative pictures as we could there (it did take hours and hours to get here after all). It was a bit nippy out and another tour bus was there, but we didn't have to wait long to have the place to ourselves.
On the way back to the city, we tried to chase the northern lights. But, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful. There wasn't a star in the sky. Dave tried his hardest by looking for openings in the clouds and stopping at many viewpoints on the way back to the city, but we just weren't lucky enough to see them.
We didn't see much wildlife on this trip - it's like they were on vacation or something. The only animal we caught a quick peek of was a lynx.
We got back to the city around 3am, making it about a 13 hour tour. Overall, the tour was fun and kept my interest and the guide was great. I'll admit, I did fall asleep in the van a few times on the way back, but I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to cross the Arctic Circle. I don't think I'd take smaller children on this tour just because of the length of the tour, but I know I plan to check out Alaska Guide Wildlife Tours again when I return.
Wir waren eine tolle Gruppe aus 7 Personen und verstanden uns alle direkt gut und haben uns über Land and Leute direkt mit Tipps ausgetauscht. Unser Guide David war super nett und hatte so viel zu erzählen. Ich selber bin Autofahren unter extrem Bedingungen gewöhnt, aber unendlich froh die Tour mit David gemacht zu haben. Er hat uns sicher durch die Nacht geführt trotz Schnee, Eis und Trucks auf der Strecke. Er ist auf Wünsche eingegangen und hat wirklich alles gegeben um die Nordlichter zu sehen. Leider war die Nacht von den Bedingungen einfach schlecht. So ist jedoch die Natur. Es gab eine ausreichende Tüte mit 2 Brötchen und Snacks. Wir hatten aber alle noch was dabei und somit bestens versorgt. Wirklich tolles Erlebnis und zu empfehlen …
Ricky is the best! He made sure everyone was comfortable. Very informative and funny! Long drive but Rucky made it easy for us.
He really tried to look for the Northern Lights. We didnt see it but overall, it was a great trip. Love the Yukon River Camp!!
What a long trip! They picked us around 1:20pm that day, then we back to hotel around 5:30am in the morning. Even it was a long trip, it's worth to have an Arctic Circle experience. We explored beautiful attractions on the way to the Arctic Circle, and we chased northern light on the way back. Ricky is awesome, he's humor and REALLY talkative. You won't feel bored along the road!
This was a really nice tour and I highly recommend it. A few things you should know: 1 Yes, it's a long tour that returns in the early morning hours, but don't let that scare you away! There are several stops for restroom breaks, snacks, photo opportunities, etc. 2. Take the tour when much of the drive up will be in the light of day. We went the middle of March. It was just getting dark when we arrived at the Arctic Circle. That means for most of the drive we had amazing views and got to walk out on the frozen Yukon River. If you go in the dead of winter, it will be dark and you won't see much. 3. We took this tour because a Northern Lights Only tour may end up just being disappointing. Seeing the Northern Lights are 50/50 at best, but this tour is great even if you don't get to see the Aurora. We made it to the Arctic Circle, and had a great time, learned a lot and saw a lot, even though we didn't see the Northern Lights due to it being snowy and overcast. The driver stopped several times, but it just was not going to happen! However, we caught the lights the next night outside of Fairbanks so all was not lost. This tour was a highlight of our trip.
There were only 4 of us on the tour which was nice but with my husband up front and a couple on the first bench seat I actually had the rest of the van to myself but, the windows were small so I had a very hard time seeing anything and the head set didnt work well so I couldnt hear anything over the rattle of the van. I tried pushing on the window trim to silence some of noise but my arm got tired. The lunch was horrible. The veggi was a couple of pieces of cheese and sliced carrots in rolls. I typically dont like plain potatoe chips but I ate them because I was hungry and it was a very long day. The sites were amazing and our guide, Ricky, tried really hard for us to see the lights...with no luck. By the time we got back to our hotel I was clostraphobic and naucious from not having a decent view and crabby from being so uncomfortable.i strongly recommend seeing the arctic and Yukon but would try a different tour company.
Our tour guide name Mike. He is really fun and love Alaska. He had enough knowledge to tell about Alaska. He is a good driver. Dalton Highway is a definitely dangerous highway, you wont want to drive if you don't know how. Mike knew what he was doing. On our way, he will stop and park on the side way for us to watch the wile animals if we saw some. On our way back, he was looking the northern lights for us. It really helpful especially for us, since we did not know what should be expected for at the very first day. The trip is kinda pricey, but you wont't regret to hire some to take you at all. It actually the best decision we made for our trip.
How can you go to Fairbanks and not take a drive up to the Arctic Circle? You can't! Or at least, you shouldn't. The northern lights don't always cooperate but the particular winter beauty and desolation of the road out of Fairbanks and the Dalton Highway along the pipeline, along with artisan Dorothy and her cabin on the Yukon River shore yes!, and the photo ops duh make this tour a must. Our guide's name escapes me, but he was a refugee from New Jersey, Michigan, and Los Angeles who lives for fishing, quotes Robert Service, and makes extra money driving first-time, only-time visitors up to the Arctic Circle and back - quintessential Alaska.
The tour was long, but thanks to Ricky’s (the guide) humor and talkativeness, I didn’t feel bored and tired at all. Ricky had so many secret and beautiful places for us to enjoy the auroras, and I had a great time to travel with him.
This is a very interesting tour. Ricky, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the route and he explained a lot of things while on the road. However, his microphone broke down midway so since we were sitting at the back of the van, we could barely hear him. We felt safe and secure driving on the deserted road. We saw some light aurora activity on our way back to Fairbanks so that was also good. On the way back we took in a couple who was saved by a truck as their rental car was stranded in the snow. We had enough stops for food/coffee/toilet which made the trip feel less long. It would be better if we were able to hear Rickly the entire time.