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Arctic Circle Journey Tour

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    What to Expect
    As you head north of Fairbanks and across the famous Dalton Highway, the heart of America's largest state becomes a wild land of untamed wilderness and wide open spaces. Comprising river valleys with moose, caribou, and other wildlife, the distant mountains of snow capped granite, the far north is a harsh land with dark, frozen winters and summers full of constant golden sunshine. It is a land of contrast, most accessible and safely visited during a specific, established window each year.

    Your visit to this quiet wilderness starts at 9 am during the spring and early summer and at 12 noon late in August. After being picked up from your Fairbanks-area hotel or vacation rental, you will meet your driver/guide for the day who will introduce his or herself to you and the rest of the group before leaving the town for your 12 hour trip. Your 15 passenger van may have up to 8 others on the trip, ensuring lots of space and personal attention as you head north beyond the interior. 

    Over the course of your day, you will pass by the White Mountains and over the Yukon River, passing natural barriers that separate the interior from the pristine boreal forest and wild back country that comprise the majority of the state. You will stop at notable landmarks for photos and further exploration as your guide teaches you the history of the road and the state and you search for the abundant wildlife native to the area. Although snacks and water will be provided, you will need to bring a sack lunch to compliment the items provided by your host. During August, the trip will run later in an effort to capture views of the Northern Lights, returning you three hours later than the normal drop off time of 9:00 pm to downtown Fairbanks for a your complimentary evening drop off back at your hotel or vacation rental.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers in the Fairbanks area hotels and B&B's.
    Departure Time
    April - August 27th - 9am
    Aug 28th - September 8th - 12pm
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 12-hour tour from Fairbanks and back along the Dalton Highway
    • Snacks and various beverages
    • Fully-narrated tour
    • Hotel pickup/drop-off from select Fairbanks locations
    • Lunch (food enough for your party for the long day)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A MINIMUM of 2 people per booking is required. Viator/Tripadvisor should verify
    • A MINIMUM of 3 people per booking is required for the tour to operate
    • Solo travelers should verify with the tour provider prior to booking.
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking. Discounts provided for 5 or more. Must call service provider for details
    • Reminder that all tours beginning the 22nd of August will depart at 12AM (noon) and return by 12PM (midnight) for potential Aurora viewing opportunities.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Check your cell phone provider for service in Alaska. Double confirmation for your tour is normally done by text and then by calling.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I took my father on this tour since he has never been beyond the arctic circle. I did a similar tour with a larger company many years ago and was bored to death. This time, I decided to go with SkyFire Tours because of their...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Spikeehair
    SIFtour, Owner at SkyFire In Focus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your kind words and for selecting SkyFire for your most recent adventure. Come back anytime.

    Reviewed 12 September 2019

    Mr. Bill made the trip to the Arctic Circle a lot of fun and an educational experience. He told us many stories about the Alaska Pipeline, the Ice Road Truckers and many other anecdotes from his first hand knowledge of the reason. He was the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    SIFtour, Owner at SkyFire In Focus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Enjoyed our day up the North road. More Alaskan adventure awaits your return.

    Reviewed 6 September 2019

    We took the Arctic Circle tour that started with pickup at noon and ended at midnight in the hopes of seeing the Aurora Borealis on the way back. The trip to the Arctic Circle allowed us to see breath taking scenery. We stopped frequently for...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank JYP225
    SIFtour, Owner at SkyFire In Focus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

    Totally enjoyed my day with the sisters. Come back anytime for more Alaskan adventure.

    Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

    This was the best tour I have ever been on. 12 hours flies by because you are laughing and talking with new friends. We saw incredible scenery on this small group tour. Mr. Bill was a fabulous host. The Northern Lights were out to top...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lori B
    SIFtour, Owner at SkyFire In Focus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

    Enjoyed the laughter and time spent with your family. I look forward to your return for more Aurora in the future.

    Reviewed 27 August 2019

    Excellent adventure. Mr, Bill is very personable and has a vast knowledge of the history of the area. It is a long, tough drive but he made it very enjoyable. Lots of good stories and personal interaction made for a great trip. I would highly...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Guy G
    SIFtour, Owner at SkyFire In Focus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

    Had a wonderful day and journey with you all. Come back for more Alaskan Adventure.

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