Arctic Circle Small-Group Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

Day Trips & Excursions in Fairbanks
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Tour description

Journey to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude in one of our climate-controlled vans. Here, in the summer and winter, the sky is completely dark or light for 24 hours a day! Travel along the famous Dalton Highway and spot wildlife (no guarantee) as you cross the Yukon River. When you arrive, learn about the area’s indigenous culture, take a walk with your guide, snap photos of the arctic landscape, and enjoy a free delicious warm stew amidst the incredible surroundings. You’ll take home an official Arctic Circle certificate to commemorate this amazing Alaska experience. Make sure to dress weather appropriate and we recommend to wear some sturdy shoes to be able enjoy this trip.

We begin our journey with a convenient pickup at your hotel/address

inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. We will schedule your pick up time

 between 7 am and 8 am for you, depending on the location of the hotels. 

Settle into your seat and relax on the

200-mile (322-km) journey down the back roads of Interior Alaska. We provide

free snacks and drinks on the road to ensure your utmost comfort in our

climate-controlled vans. 

Take a trip back in time as you travel down the

Dalton Highway. Enjoy the journey across the

Yukon River, as you catch a glimpse of the wildlife that inhabits sub-arctic Alaska. With sweeping views of mountains and valleys, you will also see the

Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the largest pipeline systems, transporting thousands of gallons of oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. 

Upon reaching the Arctic Circle, one of the five markers of latitude (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Equator & Antarctic Circle) you will be met with a glorious site.The weather in this region can range from

extreme cold in the winter months (September to May) to temperate heat,

as high as 90 * Fahrenheit (32 * Celsius) in the summer months. (May to end of August).

Hop out and stretch your legs, take a walk and capture photos of this unique location. Enjoy a delicious

 free hot lunch (Beef

Stew and a Sandwich. Vegetarian option is available upon request) provided by our guides while soaking up the remote surroundings and learning about the history and geology of this very special area. You'll learn interesting facts about the cultures of the Indigenous people, whom have inhabited this remote area for more than 9.000 years. 

After around

1 hour of sightseeing, enjoy flipping through your photos with your

official Arctic Circle Certificate in hand. Sit back and enjoy the journey back to Fairbanks on this one of a kind trip. 

With your camera filled with photos and an official Arctic Circle certificate in hand to show off to your friends and family back home, relax on the drive back to Fairbanks.

This small-group tour is

limited to 8 to 9 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by van
  • Free homemade stew, sandwich, snacks, andbeverages. (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Official personalized Arctic Circle Certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole (Any address is possible, as long as it is in the city limits)

What's not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • pick up outside the city limits
  • no gluten free or vegan meal option available. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch and snacks.