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Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks provided by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours

Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks
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Last updated: 26 May 2021
A note from Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks
To be in compliance with the CDC and the State of Alaska: We recommend that guests provide their own face masks and hand sanitizer. We also urge you to review the updated Health Mandate 10.1 regarding interstate and international travel at www.covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Journey along one of the world’s most isolated roads from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on this 14-hour tour through the Alaskan wilderness. Following afternoon hotel pickup in Fairbanks, travel with your informative guide along the Dalton Highway, technically Alaska Route 11. You’ll stop occasionally to stretch your legs and snap memorable photos of key sites. Plus, keep your eyes open for Alaskan wildlife like foxes, moose, or possibly even bears, wolves or lynx. Dalton Highway runs north-south through Alaska, almost to the Arctic Ocean, and parallels the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Stop along a section of the pipeline in the community of Fox, and get a good look at its construction while learning about its controversies and environmental impact. One of the world’s largest pipeline systems, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was built in the 1970s to carry crude oil from Prudhoe Bay 800 miles (1,287 km) south to Valdez. Back on the Dalton Highway, drive over the EL Patton Bridge, the only bridge in Alaska that crosses the Yukon River. With an impressive length of 2,295 feet (700 meters), the bridge carries not only vehicle traffic but also the pipeline. Take a picture of the bridge and then stop again further down the road to admire Finger Mountain that offers views of the alpine tundra. 

When you arrive at the edge of the Arctic Circle, pose for commemorative photos around the sign displaying your latitude of 66°33’ north. Absorb the natural beauty around you and enjoy the provided sandwiches, coffee and homemade hot punch. Then, climb back aboard your vehicle to begin the drive back to Fairbanks. At this time, it'll be about two to three hours before midnight, an ideal period to start watching for the northern lights. If they do appear, your driver will pull over at several different spots, including the Tolovana River and Wickersham Dome, to give you ample time to marvel at and take photos of this natural phenomenon. Your Fairbanks northern lights tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the early morning hours.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5957ARCLIGHT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off, within city limits of Fairbanks and North Pole • free Snacks and water • free Sandwiches (vegetarian option available, please advise at time of booking) • free unlimited Hot drinks, like coffee, tea, hot chocolate • personalized Arctic Circle Certificate
Exclusions
Gratuities • no gluten free or vegan meal option available. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch and snacks. • cold weather gear
Duration
14h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The first pick up occurs at 2:00 pm. Please give us a call 24 to 48 hours before tour to obtain your exact pick up time. If you are using Alaska-Wildlife-Cabin-and-Hostels as your accommodation, you can hop right into our tour vans. We can pick you up from any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. If you do not see the right option to choose from but you are inside the city limits, please leave the address in the comments. If you are staying outside the city limits, we can meet you at the Walmart parking lot in Fairbanks.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off, within city limits of Fairbanks and North Pole • free Snacks and water • free Sandwiches (vegetarian option available, please advise at time of booking) • free unlimited Hot drinks, like coffee, tea, hot chocolate • personalized Arctic Circle Certificate
Exclusions
Gratuities • no gluten free or vegan meal option available. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch and snacks. • cold weather gear
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The first pick up occurs at 2:00 pm. Please give us a call 24 to 48 hours before tour to obtain your exact pick up time. If you are using Alaska-Wildlife-Cabin-and-Hostels as your accommodation, you can hop right into our tour vans. We can pick you up from any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. If you do not see the right option to choose from but you are inside the city limits, please leave the address in the comments. If you are staying outside the city limits, we can meet you at the Walmart parking lot in Fairbanks.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Adult pricing applies to all travelers. Please no small children!
Please dress appropriately. The temperatures can reach extreme conditions during the winter month and we recommend to dress in layers.
Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and therefore cannot be guaranteed! (no refund possible)
The weather conditions are in no way predictable in our area and we will not offer a refund in case of too many clouds.
Exact schedule and itinerary of stops are subject to change based on daily conditions and Northern Lights activity on the day of your tour
There is a possibility of cancellation due to dangerous weather and/or road conditions. If this occurs, an alternative date or full refund will be offered
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required. We are not able to provide gluten free or vegan options.
Type of transportation: climate controlled Van
The group size is limited to 7 people for each Transit Van and up to 10 people in our mini coach. Bigger group bookings are possible and multiple Van's will be used in this case.
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
It is mandatory for every customer to rotate seats at least a few times on this tour.
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Dalton Highway Sign
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    James Dalton Highway
  • 3
    Yukon River Camp
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Arctic Circle Sign
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Hilltop Restaurant & Marketplace
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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Bernie
1 contribution
Thanks Matt
Matt our driver/tour guide was the best very knowledgeable and so friendly.
Highly recommend this company for tours of Alaska! Thanks again Matt!!
Written 29 June 2021
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mjones
6 contributions
Great tour, worth taking!
We took the Artic Circle tour today and even though it was a long 14 hour day, it did not feel like a long day. Jacob made the day flyby with plenty of awesome stops with a great amount of knowledge shared about the area we are touring. And even though the roads were sometimes looked like the scariest roller coasters,Jacob handled them like a pro. The scenery with newly budding trees was spectacular, my heart tells me that the fall scenery would be a spectacular trip also.
Written 18 May 2021
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Rainer Z
thank you for leaving us an excellent review. We absolutely appreciate it and are so glad that you had a great time with Jacob.
Written 18 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jessica S
2 contributions
Bucket List Trip
What an incredible adventure! Riding the Dalton, sledding on the Yukon River, stepping foot in the arctic circle and an amazing Aurora encore!!! We were so lucky to have Bob as our guide. He was absolutely awesome!!! He really gave us a great tour and you can tell it was important to him that we experienced as much as we possibly could! It really was an unforgettable day (and night!). My only wish was that the back windows didn’t frost up so easily but I don’t know if that’s even possible in the arctic!
Written 3 April 2021
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Rainer Z
thank you for this excellent review. We really appreciate it and are so glad that you had a great time with Bob on your Arctic Circle tour.
Written 18 May 2021
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Christian R
4 contributions
Fantastic
Mar 2021
This tour was amazing! Bob was a fantastic tour guide who went out of his way to make sure we had every opportunity to see the Northern Lights! He was very patient and very informative and the landscapes especially close to the Arctic Circle were surreal! I highly recommend this tour! It was my birthday and I still have a smile on my face!
Written 1 April 2021
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Jonna D
1 contribution
Great!
Mar 2021 • Couples
It was awesome an experience and Bob was a great guide. He was very informative and fun! I highly recommended this tour.
Written 31 March 2021
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Rainer Z
Hi there, thank you so much for your awesome review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with Bob to the Arctic Circle.
Written 9 June 2021
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MelanieBrownTravel
Bel Air, MD6 contributions
Arctic and lights...great combo!!
Mar 2021
Everything about this tour was great! We really enjoyed our guide Bob. He made several photo stops along the way and we were amazed with the beautiful drive to the Arctic. We stopped at the final pit stop on the drive up for bathrooms, food, souvenirs....but an added bonus was sledding into the Yukon river. Fast and steep, this was great fun! (I guess one of the benefits of going in March). On the return, we started seeing some green in the sky and we're treated to an active light display. Bob was very patient as we took numerous photos and he even told those of us with Iphone 10 or older an app we could download to capture the lights. It worked and we have really cool photos! Anytime it looked like the lights were active, he would pull over so we could take more photos. It was our third night in Fairbanks trying to see the lights and they finally put on quite a show! We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others. Tip: don't drink a lot of liquid as there are not many bathrooms along the way.
Written 28 March 2021
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Patricia B
2 contributions
Artic circle trip
Mar 2021 • Couples
Jake was an exceptional guide. Polite and made our trip wonderful. The Northern lights didn't quite cooperate, but we did get to see them. It was cold, the side windows kept frosting up, no one could see outside without having to scrap them. My Mom, sister and I had a great adventure.
Written 19 March 2021
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Shailin D
4 contributions
Awesome experience!
Mar 2021 • Couples
Caleb was great! He helped show and explain everything in the tour. We learned alot!
We werent able to see northern lights but he stopped at every stop to give us a chance to see
Written 17 March 2021
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Meagan
Union, MS2 contributions
Arctic Circle and Northern Lights
We had an amazing experience during this adventure! Caleb Darling was our tour guide and gave us phenomenal info about Alaska. The sights were breathtaking (especially the sunset and stars). We weren’t able to see the northern lights well due to an unexpected snow, but still a wonderful experience. Caleb tried every possible way and many locations to try to get a good viewing.
Written 16 March 2021
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Mitch M
Siem Reap, Cambodia3 contributions
Arctic Circle and Northern Lights
Awesome and awe inspiring trip!! Amazing to see the Northern Lights up close and personal... photos can not convey the experience.

Jake, our guide, was a relentless Auroua hunter, catching it at peak times throughout the evening. Five stars!!!

A Must-Do, winter Fairbanks tour!!
Written 14 March 2021
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Rainer Z
We are glad you were able to join us on this tour, thank you for the great review!
Written 7 May 2021
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