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The road is open year-round, but you should only tackle it between late May and early September, when there’s virtually endless light and little snow and ice. Expect a 40mph average and two hard days to reach Deadhorse, at the edge of everything.


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$1339 Outdoor Activities

Arctic Ocean Adventure - Northbound

Day 1 - Meet your guide in Fairbanks and begin your guided, narrated journey north. Travel will be by passenger van keeping the group small. Over the next two days your guide will provide narration both while in motion and at the various stops along the way giving you a chance to get out and see Alaska's Arctic close up.   Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska and learn about early homesteading in Alaska. Soon after begin the journey on the Dalton Highway made famous during the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the mighty Yukon River. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway and learn of the river's storied past. Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.  Overnight at rustic Coldfoot Camp nestled in the Brooks Mountain Range. Day 2 - Continue your ground tour north making your visit stop at the only, year round lived in community on the Dalton Highway the historic community of Wiseman.  Learn of their historical past and present day lifestyle during a walking stroll thru the community. Continue north climbing through the majestic Brooks, Mountain Range and over the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass.  Continue across the Arctic Coastal Plain.  Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra of the vast Arctic Coastal Plain and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface.  Overnight at Deadhorse Camp in the service community for the site of North America's largest oil discovery, Prudhoe Bay. Day 3 - Visit the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and end your journey by dipping your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Your return to Fairbanks will be by a flight of approximately 2 hours.  the flight is for transportation not a sightseeing flight. ACCOMMODATION note - important to know both accommodations are indicative of the industrial heritage of the region and are former or active work crew camps  Rooms are simple with 2 single beds in the room and shared bathrooms down the hall. MEALS are not included but guests have a chance to bring their own snacks or know they can purchase both snacks and meals along the way.

$1139 Outdoor Activities

Arctic Ocean Adventure - Southbound

Day 1 - Fly north from Fairbanks to Alaska's North Slope, Deadhorse, Alaska. Meet your informative, friendly guide who is certain to make the experience a memorable one. Flight is for transportation not sightseeing. Visit the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and begin the journey by dipping your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Overnight at Deadhorse Camp located in the service community for the site of North America's largest oil discovery in Prudhoe Bay. Day 2 - Ground tour south in the personalized comfort of our tour vehicles along the rugged Dalton Highway made famous during construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline.  Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra of the vast Arctic Coastal Plain and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface. Continue across the Arctic Coastal Plain before climbing through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and over the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Overnight at rustic Coldfoot Camp nestled in the Brooks Mountain Range.  Day 3 - Continue your ground tour making your visit stop at the only, year round lived in community on the Dalton Highway the historic community of Wiseman.  Learn of their historical past and present day lifestyle during a walking stroll thru the community.  Experience the mighty Yukon River. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway and learn of the river's storied past. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska and learn about early homesteading in Alaska. Complete your southbound ground tour as you arrive in Fairbanks. ACCOMMODATION note - important to know both accommodations are indicative of the industrial heritage of the region and are former or active work crew camps  Rooms are simple with 2 single beds in the room and shared bathrooms down the hall. MEALS are not included but guests have a chance to bring their own snacks or know they can purchase both snacks and meals along the way.

$779 Day Trips & Excursions

Arctic Circle of Alaska 3-Day Northern Lights Tour

Begin your day with a brief tour orientation to set the stage for your adventure in Alaska's Arctic. On Day 1 ground tour from Fairbanks to Coldfoot.  During your journey your 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.  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.Enjoy 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.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 stop at the Arctic Circle will take place at approximately 5:30 pm on day 1. While the amazing arctic tundra will be covered with snow and/or ice your guide will stop for you to take pictures and to learn about the flora and fauna of the region.You will arrive Coldfoot at approximately 7:30 PM.  Upon arrival into Coldfoot your guide will have provided you a orientation on Coldfoot, shared with you what you can do on your own or outline the optional tours you can purchase (a visit to the wilderness community of Wiseman- day or night, a guided day tour farther north on the Dalton Highway deeper into the Brooks Mountain Range, or from mid-December to the end of March dog sled rides).Meals are not included - but can be purchased at the Truckers Cafe at Coldfoot Camp.Your two nights will be spent at Coldfoot Camp.  A former gold rush boom town, then a camp for the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and Dalton Highway, and now an outpost providing services to the Dalton Highway Visitor.  Rooms are simple, but reminiscent of the pipeline days -- rooms have 2 single beds and a built in 3/4 bathroom.  No phones or televisions. The rest of the time in Coldfoot is your free time to explore on your own, visit with other travelers, or take in one of the optional tours.Day 3 you will fly from Coldfoot to Fairbanks by small plane.  As Coldfoot does not have regular flight service the time will vary departing Coldfoot between 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM.  The flight itself is approximately 1 hour.Included in this tour:  Guided ground tour from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, a room at Coldfoot Camp for 2 nights, return flight Coldfoot to Fairbanks.  Not included: Meals, gratuity, optional tours.

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