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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

From US$220.00
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
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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
From US$220.00
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Arctic Circle w/ AuroraMost Popular
Travel the famous Dalton Highway on your way to the Arctic Circle. Watch for the majestic Northern Lights to make an appearance, while you enjoy beautiful scenery, Alaskan history and short hikes.
From US$250.00
Autumn Arctic Circle w/ Aurora
Travel the famous Dalton Highway on your way to the Arctic Circle. Watch for the majestic Northern Lights to make an appearance, while you enjoy beautiful scenery, Alaskan history and short hikes.
From US$220.00
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.
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 and other native wildlife. There, snack on provided sandwiches, dessert, and hot drinks. When you reach the Arctic Circle, you’ll 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.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Crossing the Arctic circle on Xmas Eve 2018

Let me begin by saying that given my considerable travel experience, this tour is by far the most special. Coming from a place that's just right above the equator, having crossed the arctic circle marker thru 1st alaska tours is something i will be most...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank diana r
Reviewed 12 November 2018
Beautiful trip to the arctic circle

Our driver, Bob, was very knowledgeable and extremely personable. We were excited to see all the gorgeous views - including an incredible sunset and on the way home, it as a real treat to see the northern lights! Couldn’t be happier with our trip -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DayTrip584941
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Northern Lights tours from Fairbanks AK

This is my 3rd try (and final attempt) to submit a review. We are not allowed include commercial or promotional content of any kind. This includes URLs / web site addresses / links to other web sites. Kind of makes the review way less helpful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Marti745
Reviewed 20 February 2018
It happens only once in 30 years...

We booked this trip hoping to see the northern lights in the arctic circle. No luck. It was cloudy and snowing all day. The ride to the Arctic Circle was long, bumpy, cold, dangerous, dark and LONG.. Did I say long? So why did I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
12  Thank gsleung2018
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile
Bucket list trip

Had an awesome tour to the Artic circle/Northern Lights viewing. Our guide Aaron did a 5 Star tour..He was very informative and accomodating...Though the trip was long it was so worth it...

8  Thank Joan H
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James G
17 November 2018|
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Response from Marti745 | Reviewed this property |
The van we rode in to the Artic circle was not a 15-pack. There were seats in the middle though which wouldn’t have a window. We only had 6 tourists on our tour, so we all had a window (3 rows of seats). The minibus was one... More
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24 June 2018|
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Response from Marti745 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what time of year you visit. Mid September and mid March had about 10 hours of daylight. Artic circle tour picks you up so there is daylight when you get there. Yurt tours pick you up when it’s dark.
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