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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

From US$250.00
Highlights
  • Visit the Arctic Circle on a day trip from Fairbanks
  • See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the world's largest oil pipelines
  • Look for Alaskan wildlife along the Yukon River and on Finger Mountain
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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
From US$250.00
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Arctic Circle w/ AuroraMost Popular
Travel the famous Dalton Highway on your way to the Arctic Circle. Watch for the majestic Northern Lights to make an appearance, while you enjoy beautiful scenery, Alaskan history and short hikes.
US$250.00
Autumn Arctic Circle w/ Aurora
Travel the famous Dalton Highway on your way to the Arctic Circle. Watch for the majestic Northern Lights to make an appearance, while you enjoy beautiful scenery, Alaskan history and short hikes.
US$250.00
Overview
Cross the Arctic Circle and look for the Northern Lights on a full-day guided tour from Fairbanks. Travel through the remote Alaskan wilderness where you pass the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, stroll along the Yukon River, and perhaps see wildlife such as fox, moose, and bear. Return in the evening and hope to witness the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in the night sky. Hotel pickup makes for a seamless trip.
What to Expect
Start with pickup from your Fairbanks hotel, then set out for the Arctic Circle in your comfortable climate-controlled vehicle.

Your guide points out landmarks along the way, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which runs for more than 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) across Alaska.

At the mighty Yukon River, stop for a walk along the riverbanks. Then head up to Finger Mountain to look for moose, bear, fox, and and other native wildlife. There, snack on provided sandwiches, dessert, and hot drinks. When you reach the Arctic Circle, you’ll receive a 'Cross the Circle!' certificate and have time to take pictures and a look around.

Travel back to Fairbanks at night and hope to view the Aurora Borealis. Sightings of this natural phenomenon are not guaranteed, but the chance to see the otherworldly light display is well worth a try.

Your tour ends with return to Fairbanks at dawn.
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Reviewed 21 February 2018
It happens only once in 30 years...

We booked this trip hoping to see the northern lights in the arctic circle. No luck. It was cloudy and snowing all day. The ride to the Arctic Circle was long, bumpy, cold, dangerous, dark and LONG.. Did I say long? So why did I...More

3  Thank gsleung2018
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile
Bucket list trip

Had an awesome tour to the Artic circle/Northern Lights viewing. Our guide Aaron did a 5 Star tour..He was very informative and accomodating...Though the trip was long it was so worth it...

3  Thank Joan H
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile
Best tour guide ever!!

The had a wonderful experience with Aaron the best tour guide we have had!! He is amazing and so passionate to share his own experience here in Alaska. We learned a lot about the life in Alaska through chatting with him. He made the long...More

2  Thank Chi Yin C
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile
Artic Circle and Northern Lights Tour

The trip was worthwhile because our tour guide, Aaron, was awesome! He shared his personal experiences about living in Alaska and his close encounters with wildlife animals (which is really interesting!). Also, we got to see the Aurora! Aaron was very persistent in showing us...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 December 2017
We're lucky to see the amazing northern light!!!

This tour is a long drive and our guide, Randy, was knowledgeable, entertaining and kept the whole trip interesting. During the drive he was extremely prepared and explained everything to us. On top of it, their high roof van is walk-in height so you don't...More

3  Thank Eagle N
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429deborahl
25 June 2018|
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Response from erdmilton |
If you look at the dates, this is mostly a winter tour when it is dark 24/7.
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