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Arctic Circle Driving Tour in Winter

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Arctic Circle Driving Tour in Winter

We will be in Fairbanks the first week of March and are thinking about signing up for an Arctic Circle driving tour. Searching through previous posts on this forum most were from people taking the trip in summer. I'm now wondering:

1. Is it worth taking this tour in winter or better to wait for a summertime trip?

2. What would you see in the winter, besides a white snowy landscape?

3. Can you drive this route yourself in the winter?

Thanks for any input you can provide!

Edgar

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1. Re: Arctic Circle Driving Tour in Winter

Hello Again Edgar :)

I have done the Arctic Circle Drive tour with both of the major tour operators in Fairbanks and would recommend both. It is definitely worth a winter trip! You can't do that drive on your own, most rental car companies won't permit it and the roads frankly suck.

Later on I will post the links to my two travel journal reviews of the two tour companies I've done this trip with. (Dinner's ready now and I need to dash)

Von

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igougo.com/review-r1346128-Alaskan_Arctic_Tu…

igougo.com/story-s1332108-Fairbanks-Arctic_C…

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3. Re: Arctic Circle Driving Tour in Winter

Von,

Thanks for your two links! I'll check them out at lunchtime! Thanks again.

Edgar

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