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Begin your day meeting your informative, friendly Alaskan guide who is certain to make the day a memorable one. Prior to departure take part in a brief tour orientation to set the stage for your adventure in Alaska's Arctic. Meals are not included; however, you are more than welcome to bring along your own food or know there will be an option to purchase meals along the tour at the Yukon River Camp.

Head north in the personalized comfort of our tour coaches and vans. The guide will share with you the story of Alaska's Arctic throughout the day both while you are in motion and at the various stops throughout the day. The final number of stops and length of stops will vary since it is a tour. For your comfort and safety the guide will operate at a speed on the Dalton Highway appropriate for the weather and road conditions.

As you make your way out of town you will begin to learn the history of the gold rush and what brought early pioneers to Interior Alaska.
Throughout the day the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline will shadow your journey and the guide will make a stop to take pictures and to explain in detail the history and the workings of this engineering marvel.

Begin travel on the rugged Dalton Highway, the solitary land route of Alaska's Arctic wilderness. The Dalton Highway begins 84 miles out of Fairbanks.

Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of the river's stored past. Depending on the time of winter you visit you may have the opportunity to walk out on the frozen river and learn of its important role in village life along its route.

While the amazing arctic tundra will be covered with snow and/or ice the guide will still make a stop for you to take picture and to learn about the flora and fauna of the region. They will explain the science of the tundra but they will also invite you to reach in to the earth and touch the veins of ice just below the surface.

Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. For many, this is the reason to take the journey and your guide is sure to make it a memorable stop. This is the turnaround point for the day and will take place at approximately 6:00 pm. But not to worry, the guide still has a wealth of information they will share on the southbound journey.

A highlight of traveling in Alaska's Arctic this time of year can be the incredible images the low level of light will make on the snow and ice.  The sun sits low on our southern horizon during the winter months but does provide light during the day.
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Dalton Highway
Northern Alaska Tour Company
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.
  • 16-hour tour of the Arctic Circle, from Fairbanks
  • See the Trans-Alaska pipeline and Yukon River along the way
  • Take an epic road trip on Alaska's renowned Dalton Highway
  • Receive an official certificate upon arrival at the Arctic Circle
  • Visit the Arctic Circle in winter to view the frozen landscape up close
  • Includes transportation and guide
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great adventure Don't miss it

It's a long trip but worth every minute of it. I'm from Wisconsin so the snow was';t new. The views and sights were awesome. The information given by the tour guide was informative and interesting and wasn't stumped too often from questions. seeing the pipeline...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018
A must do in Alaska

A must do in interior Alaska because of the beautiful nature and quality of the guides. We had a beautiful drive (in a bus made for dirt/icy roads) up to the Arctic circle from Fairbanks. The driver/guide/expert was very nice and knowledgeable about the area...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you bretste for joining us on your Arctic Circle Adventure. We appreciate you sharing your experience with others and labeling it a "Must do". We will share your positive feedback with the Yukon River Noodle House as well -- them being open this winter...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Long Live Bearded John!

This tour is long. Prepare yourself. But, John used the time well by sharing funny stories, history lessons, videos, and frequent stops for stretching and photos. The stop at the Yukon River Camp was THE BEST FOOD we ate in Alaska! We were able to...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you SunseekerFoodie for joining John B on your Arctic Circle Adventure. We did have a day recently with 3 guides on the road to the Arctic Circle -- and all guides were John -- REALLY! Bearded John would be John B. We will be...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile
Nikki Nikki Nikki

We actually tried to cancel this tour but we were to late. The women that I spoke to on the phone was very helpful and tried finding us a tour that was more accommodating. Nothing was available. So we went through with it and I...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you R Chavez P for joining Nikki on your Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure. So glad it worked out not to cancel but to have an amazing trip with Nikki instead. Best wishes for a bright spring! Kathy

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I have no words to describe how amazing this experience was. Nikki went above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous time and got to experience seeing the Aurora For the first time. Thank you Nikki!!

1  Thank Chrissy D
NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you Chrissy D for your review and expression of gratitude for Nikki on your recent Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure. So glad you enjoyed your time. Best wishes for a warm spring! Kathy

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