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Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure

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Fairbanks, United States
Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure

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icon16 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

3820 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA

This area is known as the East Ramp Airport -- the side of the airport where small aircraft depart from. There is a large sign above our roof for Northern Alaska Tour Company. Guest MUST RECONFIRM Tour 24 - 48 hours prior to the tour departure.

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Northern Alaska Tour Company
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure.

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32 Reviews
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Northern Lights @ Artic Circle
, Nov 2021
What an amazing tour i reccomend it for anyone who visits Fairbanks in the winter, our guide was incredible from start to end took us to places with extraordinary sights until he successfully found the Lights while all while educating us on the history of the artic and surroundings. Thanks was an incredible experience.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your Alaska Adventure. We appreciate your review and wish you the best of holidays.
Great driver, terrible tour
, Nov 2021
I will start by saying that our tour guide, Tim, was amazing. He was very nice and knowledgeable and was fantastic. But the tour itself was a major letdown. The Arctic Circle is really far away and you are essentially driving out to be on the road for 16 hours to get out and take a picture next to a sign. They try to add on other things to see but it isn't worth it. You get to see a pipeline (not that exciting), and you get to stop at a "Trading Post" (that is closed), and get to stop and see the Yukon River (that is frozen over and covered in snow). And there are no good restrooms along the way. The "restrooms" are literal outhouses that are covered in frozen urine and ice. It was disgusting. And then, the tour company canceled the last portion of my tour without warning. Again, the driver was amazing, but the tour is not at all worth it.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. It does sound like we didn't make a good match on expectations for the tour and what you would see and experience. For others I would like to expand a bit more of the picture. We appreciate Amanda you choose to add the Aurora portion to your tour and it can be a great addition as others will read in other reviews. However, yes, it was canceled..."With No Warning" - the stop we make was broken into that day and they stole fuel and generator for heat and other damage that day. We were not warned it was going to be broken into and could not warn you. However, due to this unfortunate situation we did last minute cancel the Aurora portion of the tour for that evening. We did refund you for the missed aurora portion. We again are glad you enjoyed your time with Tim and are sorry the region wasn't what you were expecting to witness and see. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels to Alaska.
, Nov 2021
One of the most wonderful tours I have done in my life, excellent service, professionalism and kindness.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Manuel_D, Thank you for joining us on the Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure and thank you for sharing your experience with others. Happy Holidays!
A great way to start a vacation!
, Nov 2021
This was our first tour in Fairbanks and it was a great way to see the sights. Our group was small and the van was very comfortable. Our tour guide Ryan was very nice and accommodating. He stopped at a supermarket for us to get lunch and dinner before getting on the Dalton Highway. Because of Covid and lack of employees the Artic Circle Trading Post was closed, we got to see it from the outside. We watched some interesting documentaries of Alaska during the long drive. After arriving at the Artic Circle, a group joined ours that was doing a different tour and we had to stop at the same sights we had already seen during the day (I'm guessing because it was part of their tour) It would have been better not to stop on the way back on the same sights because it was already dark out and you couldn't really appreciate the view. Other than that, this tour and our awesome tour guide were great!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you Carinel_G for joining us for the start of your Alaska vacation. So glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope the rest of your vacation in Alaska went as great!
Head to the Arctic Circle!
, Oct 2021
Our guide, Suzanne, was amazing! She told us great stories and info. We had a Caribou herd cross the road ahead of us! They were so cool! We saw the pipeline, watched several short historical films, met people and had a great time!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
YES, we agree with you. Thank you for joining Suzanne and thank you for taking the time to share with others your experience with Northern Alaska Tour Company. Thank you!
Arctic Circle Drive!
, Sep 2021
We’ll worth the cost. Lost of beautiful scenery, history and information. The Northern Lights was a nice “bonus”.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
So glad you joined us on the Arctic Circle Winter Drive. Best wishes for a great winter!
What a Fun Trip!
, Jan 2020
I was worried that it would be a long trip, but I enjoyed every moment on the bus. Clera is such a knowledgable, well prepared and kind guide. We were offered snacks on the bus. I learned a lot about Alaska thanks to her. We saw a moose crossing the highway and was overwhelmed with the Aurora show. The food at Yukon River Camp was unexpectedly great. It was so much fun to do the sledding on the Yukon River banks. Thank you so much again for such a unforgettable tour!
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