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Bundle up and embark on this small-group tour from Fairbanks — limited to just eight 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.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle, Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude
  • Travel on the famous Dalton Highway and spot wildlife along the Yukon River
  • Learn about the region’s geology and indigenous Eskimo culture from your guide
  • Enjoy free time to walk around, take photos and have lunch
  • Take home an official Arctic Circle certificate
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a rare opportunity get a glance at real Eskimo life and experience the Arctic. You'll even receive your own Arctic Circle certification!

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What You Can Expect

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

Dalton Highway on Route to Arctic Circle

Rise early for your hotel pickup in Fairbanks, and then relax aboard a climate-controlled van that travels for 200 miles (322 km) to the Arctic Circle. Listen to informative commentary from your guide, and enjoy beverages and snacks during the drive.

Speed along Dalton Highway, the same highway that appears in the TV show Ice Road Trucker, and when you traverse the Yukon River, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. You’ll also set eyes on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the world’s largest pipeline systems that carries oil hundreds of miles across Alaska.

Arrive at the Arctic Circle, where most of the region is always blanketed with ice. Hear more about this major circle of latitude that is one of five making up the map of Earth. The sun never rises here in the winter, and in the summer, sunlight around the clock melts the icy waters.

Spend about an hour at the Arctic Circle. Take memorable shots of this special place and settle in for lunch in this remote landscape. Your guide provides facts about the local geology, as well as the indigenous Eskimo culture with roots in the region for thousands of years.

With an official Arctic Circle certificate and plenty of photos as souvenirs of this unique day, board your van for transport back to Fairbanks.

Customer Reviews

John T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This trip was a highlight of our Alaska visit. Our driver was Nick, after a little trouble getting his microphone to work he told us loads of interesting stories. The roads are pretty rough in places but we knew that in advance so were expecting it. We had comfort breaks at Hilltop and Yukon River. We were well catered for - a snack bag when we boarded the van and a delicious stew at the Arctic Circle, Highly recommend this tour!

Steve C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Dave man!!!! What a great story teller! Had some trouble with his new wireless mic. Ha ha. I didn't have an idea of what to expect that far north! Go look for yourself. Once you discover how rare it is for Americans to travel to the Arctic Circle you will want to go. Ask for Dave!!! Good stew for lunch. And they give you a bag of snacks as soon as you board the van.

Steffen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an absolutely amazing daytrip to the arctic circle. Everthing, beginning with the contact before the trip to the trip itself was perfect. Uncomplicated email contact. The trip itself was astonishing! Our guide, Aart, was soooo funny keeping us awake on this very long trip. Awesome!!!!!!

teena p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

this was a great trip up to the arctic circle..it was long but worth it...the tour guide Art was really good , very friendly, warm and knowledgeable. He told us a lot about the tundra region, gas pipelines, the wild animals, the life in tundra region etc.

Brian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was Dave, He is very knowledgeable, told us many his story, Dalton high way and Trans-Alaska pipeline system, I am very impressed when he said the pipe were bought from China.
Dave also very take care customers. The scenery was really beautiful. I will come back to see northern light someday.

Eksath S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Guojian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

amazing

Murali B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Dorothy V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful trip, knowledgable guide! It was a long day but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Shirish J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It is about a 4 hour ride from Fairbanks mainly due to poor road conditions. We had a great tour guide who provided a lot of information and kept things interesting. We only did this trip to take a look at the Pipeline, enjoy the wilderness and to be part of the select few who actually venture inside the Arctic Circle.

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