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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks - with unbiased reviews

Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

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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.
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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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  • 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
  • Sandwich and sweets
  • Hot drink
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (at most hotels)
  • 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 per booking is required
  • 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.
About the operator
By: 1st Alaska Tours
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Wonderful tour
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Beautiful drive and northern lights!
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Great Road Trip Adventure
Caleb is an excellent tour guide, he's very informative, patient and knowledgeable. He drove us around to
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Matt McDonald
Great Tour with a Great Guide in Dave
We came to Fairbanks to see the Northern Lights for Valentines Day, so we were gambling that we would be rewarded.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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