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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.
  • 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
  • Warm up with delicious homemade stew for lunch (included).

Why Travelers Choose 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!
We begin our journey with a convenient pickup between 7 am and 8 am at your hotel/address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole.
Settle into your seat and relax on the 200-mile (322-km) journey down the back roads of Interior Alaska. We provide free snacks and drinks on the road to ensure your utmost comfort in our climate-controlled vans
Take a trip back in time as you travel down the Dalton Highway. Enjoy the journey across the Yukon River, as you catch a glimpse of the wildlife that inhabits sub-arctic Alaska. With sweeping views of mountains and valleys, you will also see the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the largest pipeline systems, transporting thousands of gallons of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. 

Upon reaching the Arctic Circle, one of the five markers of latitude (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Equator & Antarctic Circle) you will be met with a glorious site.The weather in this region can range from extreme cold in the winter months (September to May) to temperate heat, as high as 90 * Fahrenheit (32 * Celsius) in the summer months. (May to end of August).

Hop out and stretch your legs, take a walk and capture photos of this unique location. Enjoy a delicious free hot lunch (Beef Stew and a Sandwich. Vegetarian option is available upon request) provided by our guides while soaking up the remote surroundings and learning about the history and geology of this very special area. You'll learn interesting facts about the cultures of the Indigenous people, whom have inhabited this remote area for more than 9.000 years. 

After around 1 hour of sightseeing, enjoy flipping through your photos with your official Arctic Circle Certificate in hand. Sit back and enjoy the journey back to Fairbanks on this one of a kind trip. 

With your camera filled with photos and an official Arctic Circle certificate in hand to show off to your friends and family back home, relax on the drive back to Fairbanks.


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, Sep 2018

This trip was well organized, had a small group of 8 people and a good driver over uneven sometimes not paved roads.The trip follows the pipeline and it was interesting to learn about this engineering marvel. We were disappointed in how little else we saw on the trip since the tundra is very barren. We thought we would see animals, but only saw 2 ground squirrels. The trip is worthwhile if you love learning about and seeing the pipeline or saying you were at the arctic circle. I thought it was too long, about 12 hours, for what we saw. Definitely not a trip for children.

, Aug 2018

Went up the Dalton Highway to the arctic circle. Road very bumpy but well worth the time. If you love roller coasters sit in the back. Small van, holding 7 of us. A lot better than big bus. Take a picture of van when you leave, then again at arctic circle. Did not see animals but that is not why I went.

, Aug 2018

This trip was totally enjoyable. It was a long day but will worth it. I'd love to do it again if I have the chance.

, Aug 2018

Had a wonderful time. Guide Dave did a great job and very knowledgeable. Would do it again and recommend it to others.

, Jul 2018

Right up front if you expect smooth roads all the way to the circle you'll be disappointed, but I've travelled on roads far worse. Having said that this was a great experience and an unforgettable journey. You'll gain an appreciation for how vast Alaska really is. Clark was an awesome driver and a top bloke as well, great knowledge and great stories. Getting to the Cicle and then having lunch and refreshments was a nice feature and the well placed comfort and photo stops were appreciated. Highly recommend this tour

, Jul 2018

Rick was a great guide with a fountain of information and stories. The hot weather in the 80s seemed to keep the wildlife hunkered down for shade but we did get to see a huge bull moose grazing in a pond and got to see his enormous size as he came out onto land. Even had that had not happened, seeing this remote part of Alaska and some of the people who live and work up here was a great experience.

, Jun 2018

My cousin and I took this trip on June 7, 2018 along with another couple. Dave was our tour guide and the trip was fascinating. The roads were not as bad as I had been led to believe. Dave was very informative as to the pipeline and other stops along the way. We saw a lynx as well as eagles. We had all the time we wanted at stops and also was introduced to the Hilltop truck stop and their unbelievable pie. We did buy pie and enjoyed it after our beef stew at the Arctic Circle. We also stopped at various other places, walked down to the Yukon River and observed owls. Dave answered all our questions, took pictures and told us of the life in Fairbanks and the surrounding areas. I'd recommend this trip to anyone.

, Jun 2018

Wonderful day with spectacular scenery and a wonderful guide!

, Dec 2017

Great trip and great guide

, Oct 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this side trip on our motorcycle ride to Alaska. We weren't sure about riding the nearly 100 miles of gravel, but wanted to see and take pictures with the arctic circle sign. Robert was our tour guide, very knowledgeable about the history and uniqueness of the road and surrounding area. Several rest stops, sandwiches and snacks and a tasty stew at the circle picnic area. We stopped at the Yukon river for a few minutes, the local supply depot and enjoyed everything about this tour until we were delivered back to our hotel. Highly recommended, thanks Robert!

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