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Itinerary
Begin your day meeting an informative, friendly Alaskan guide who is certain to make your day a memorable one. Take part in a brief tour orientation to set the stage for your adventure in Alaska's Arctic.

Head north in the personalized comfort of a tour coaches and vans. Your guide will share the story of Alaska's Arctic 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. If all guests are ready to go the tour will continue, if you have more questions for the guide or more photos to take the stop will be longer before you continue on. 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 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 makes a stop to take pictures and to explain in detail the history and the workings of this engineering marvel.

Visit the Arctic Circle Trading post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska. You are now 60 miles out of Fairbanks. Here learn about life in rural Alaska.

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. You will stop at the Yukon River twice during your journey. Your first stop will be approximately 11:30 am. During this time you will have a chance to pick up a sack lunch if needed. The second stop will be on your way south and will be approximately 5:30 pm. At this time you have a chance to order a sit down dinner. Each stop will be about 45 to 60 minutes. This will give you enough time to learn from your guide the important role the Yukon River plays to transportation and communication to the villages along the river, explore and take photos on your own, and purchase lunch and /or eat dinner.

Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra and feel the veins of ice just beneath the Sometime along your journey your guide will make a stop for you to explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. 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 2:00 pm. But not to worry, the guide still has a wealth of information they will share on the southbound journey.
Locations visited
Dalton Highway
Northern Alaska Tour Company
Arctic Circle Trading Post
Overview
Travel the famous Dalton Highway on this 16-hour Arctic Circle drive. Visit the Yukon River, stop by the Arctic Circle Trading Post, and get views of the tundra landscape. Learn about life in rural Alaska through your guide's commentary; departure from a meeting point in Fairbanks.
Highlights
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Long day

Going to the arctic circle was a for sure for me, and I was not expecting much more than a ride there and back, but was surprised. Ken, our driver guide was a real treat, and I can't recommend him enough. A true Alaskan treasure,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Alaska 101: Don't miss it!

The Arctic Circle tour was our introduction to Alaska; we're so glad we took the trip. Scenery was amazing; it gives the word vast a whole new meaning. The drive, tho' long, was broken up with a PBS video about building the Alaska pipeline. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great adventure!

Reaching the arctic circle itself isn’t such an accomplishment for me but I got lucky with the group and super lucky with our guide! Sarah rocks! Especially being able to drive the bus back at 3am after being awake for almost 24 hours. Good job...More

Thank ISRAFIL A
NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ISRAFILA for joining Sarah on your Arctic Circle Drive Adventure. We appreciate your recognition of the work and dedication our guides have for your safety and your enjoyment. Sounds like you had a great day!. Best wishes, Kathy

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Arctic Circle drive

The only reason that this isn't getting 5 stars is because 17 hours is a long time to spend mostly on a bus. We had a great guide (whose name escapes me) and a great crowd. The food at the Yukon River camp is WAY...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you Robin L for joining us on the Arctic Circle Drive Adventure. You are correct it is a full day covering 400 miles - both on the vehicle and at the various stops along the way -- including the mighty Yukon River! We have...More

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
Vacarion

6am check in, staff was very nice and explained the days itinerary. Free morning coffee. Aboard a large shuttle bus, good ride, a little rough once you get to the Dalten Highway. Guide gave some history of the road, Alaskan pipeline, mountains, peaks, permafrost. Snacks...More

Thank Amy R
NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you Amy R for joining us on the Arctic Circle Drive Adventure - the full day adventure on the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle and back.We appreciate your recommendations and information to future travelers. Thank you, Kathy

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