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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks provided by 1st Alaska Tours

Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
    Stop: 45 minutes
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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
  • Hope to catch sight of the Aurora Borealis on the return to Fairbanks
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 other native wildlife. There, snack on provided sandwiches, dessert, and hot drinks. When you reach the Arctic Circle, 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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Important Information
Duration
14h
Inclusions
  • Sandwich and sweets
  • Hot drink
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (at most hotels)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people to operate the tour
  • Please dress for varying weather conditions
  • Please note the Aurora is a natural occurrence. We can NEVER guarantee that guests will see the Aurora.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Carol L wrote a review Mar 2020
15 contributions4 helpful votes
There was amazing scenery on this tour, including a magical forest with trees heavily covered with snow. It was a fairyland! It was cold and snowing slightly, and Dave was a very careful and considerate driver. When he saw a woman in a rental car who was stuck in snow off the
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Robin L wrote a review Mar 2020
Orange County, California39 contributions4 helpful votes
The trip was a one of the kind due to the van mechanical issues ( not the driver’s fault.). The van ride became quiet uncomfortable for most of us due to the cold/ subzero temperature. It was dark, snowing, and windy; Ice was formed on the windows. I don’t think I have such
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Date of experience: February 2020
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melchen wrote a review Feb 2020
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I was a solo traveller in Fairbanks and took this tour to see the arctic scenery and catch the northern lights. Gary was great and let me sit up front with him since I was the only single traveler! He was a very safe driver on the snowy road, and a great conversationist with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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liz1966 wrote a review Feb 2020
Glendale Heights, Illinois12 contributions
Caleb is an excellent tour guide, he's very informative, patient and knowledgeable. He drove us around to different places to find the northern lights. I highly recommend this tour
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nikhil P wrote a review Jan 2020
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We took this tour in Dec. with our guide Gary who did an excellent job of driving us safely to the arctic circle and back. He also had some very interesting stories and tidbits of info about the area that we enjoyed. We were provided enough food (sandwich, snacks and water)and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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marcsK6628PR
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We had a very good time.
We had a good time. The moon was very bright that night so it was hard to see the Northern Lights. I would recommen
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jocelynn921
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Dave is the man
Dave was a fantastic guide! Got to see some pretty amazing animals and the hot springs were beautiful!! Highly reco
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Fairbanks Huskie Kennels
Tony was our guide and went above and beyond. Since we were running early he took us to wood crafters store which I
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marcsK6628PR
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Ice fishing
It was a great time! People were friendly, guide was great! Got to see an eagle up close! Didn't catch anything, st
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lxtab
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The Northern Lights
Our tour guide was Joseph. He told great stories and was very entertaining. He was knowledgeable about the lights a
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Getaway564827
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Dinner, Sledding, Puppies and Sled Dog Petting, and Spectacular Aurora!!!
The night was first rate from start to finish! Caleb picked us up, we got to meet puppies and the whole sled dog c
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K3053ZEalim
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Beautiful lights, great conversation
What a wonderful experience! The lights were spectacular and the accommodations more than adequate. I really enjoye
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Damai28
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Ang
Only can see from the sky, not from horizon,from far also have a light that shining towards the loge, else nothing
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Eva Lynne B
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Wonderful experience
Dave presented a great primer about photographing the aurora and helped us set our cameras to take pictures of it
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girlmrcs_1
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These dogs love what they do!
This was an absolutely authentic experience, we had such a great time! We got to meet the puppies and dogs, every s
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686robinl
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Combo deals
Brooks was our driver/van tour guide, Mariam was the chef, and the Dog sledding ride company staffs ( I forgot the
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Mrs
We did this tour and was not disappointed! Thank you, Caleb and Christina for giving us a wonderful experience we w
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JoDee S
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City tour with terrific guide - couldn’t ask for better!!!
Caleb was a superb guide: super knowledgeable, entertaining and very interactive with the whole group. Learned fact
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Musher1950
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I did a tour to the Museum at the University, the cultural center, the pipeline and to Santa’s home in the NorthPole
This was a very interesting and informative tour..Caleb Darlin was absolutely amazing ! We(traveled with 2 friends)
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jegibson10
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Fantastic Tour! Ask for Dave!
We had a fantastic time on our northern lights tour. Dave picked us up from our hotel around 9 PM, in which he was
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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