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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

Angela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Although it's hours and hours of being in a car, our guide, Dave 1 or Dave Schmitz, made it worth the while.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent in all respects!a

DAVID M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Absolutely an amazing trip. Our guide was the most informative guide , we have ever had. He was so knowledgeable in almost every topic. Would highly recommend! Even had a snowball fight at the artic circle.

Steve J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Be prepared for a long day but it was great. The van we were in was new and comfortable. The lunch they served was homemade and very good.

Charles H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was a really good trip! Dave was an EXCELLENT guide. He was knew a lot about the country we were going through and had many stories. The only downfall as that his microphone in the van didn't work all the time so we had a hard time hearing everything. It was a very long day but so glad we went!

Eileen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely superb! Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and fun to travel with. Cannot praise him or the trip high enough

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was very good! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative about the area. He made the drive enjoyable.

Felino L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was very interesting and informative.It was raining on and off along the way and it was muddy and bumpy but we enjoy it.Once your surrounded with nature you'll forget the dust ,mud,rain enjoy the freshness of the forest high on the mountain top everything is wonderful.Nicholas our guide is very knowledgeable about the area and the people as well as the animals that lives and tribe all along the way to the Artic Circle.Amazing tour.

James F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Long ride but the guide can make it seem short. Nicholas gave us several stops at pipeline, camps, landmarks and other interesting places. He had a lot in information on Alaska and aspects of living there. We picked wild berries and saw many animals along the way. We learned more on the trip that anywhere we went. The soup at the Arctic Circle is outstanding and is unique to this tour. Weather was not the best for us with light rain at the Sign only. It was a minor distraction to the trip.

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!

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