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16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks - with unbiased reviews

16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks

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Overview
The wild Alaskan landscapes and snow-covered plains of the Arctic Circle lie 200 miles north of Fairbanks. On this tour, set out on an epic road trip along the famous Dalton Highway and follow the route of the early pioneers. Along the way, visit an Arctic Circle Trading Post, admire the views from the Yukon River Bridge, and pose for photos by the Arctic Circle Monument Sign.
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3820 University Ave S
3820 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USAThis area is known as the East Ramp Airport -- the side of the airport where small aircraft depart from. There is a large sign above our roof for Northern Alaska Tour Company. Guest MUST RECONFIRM Tour 24 - 48 hours prior to the tour departure.
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    Northern Alaska Tour Company
    Stop: 16 hours -
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    James Dalton Highway
    Stop: 11 hours -
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  • 3
    Arctic Circle Trading Post
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
3820 University Ave S
3820 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USAThis area is known as the East Ramp Airport -- the side of the airport where small aircraft depart from. There is a large sign above our roof for Northern Alaska Tour Company. Guest MUST RECONFIRM Tour 24 - 48 hours prior to the tour departure.
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Highlights
  • Spectacular views along the Dalton Highway
  • Unforgettable photos by the Arctic Circle Monument Sign
  • Winter tour: admire Alaska’s snow-covered landscapes
  • Round-trip transport: no need to worry about driving in the snow
Important Information
Departure Point
3820 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA
Duration
16h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
22Reviews
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David S wrote a review Feb 2020
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It's a long trip up the Dalton highway, but one worth taking. The bus was very comfortable and the drive memorable. The road takes you to a place where you wouldn't want to drive in winter. The drive was scenic and interesting. We stopped along the way to look at the pipeline
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at 16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you Z1557EXdavids for joining us on your Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure, I was just out admiring the stars the other night -- another great benefit of low light pollution is the vast night sky one can see. So glad you had a chance to enjoy the many stars and your time out in Alaska's Arctic. Thank you for joining us and thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes for a bright spring! Kathy
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Alice A wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
Before sharing any other moments about my trip to Fairbanks, I have to make this post happen first as my promise to my dear friend Claire. She's the best tour guide one could ever wish to have and she made everything so perfect. We saw the "dog eye" on our way in the morning,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at 16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Happy Belated Birthday aliceaW2728WS! So glad you were able to enjoy in with Claire! We appreciate your kind words and thorough review of your time with us and more importantly with Claire. We recognize the guides really can make or break your time with us and we appreciate your acknowledging how Claire made your day. Best wishes for a GREAT new year! Kathy
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Donna G wrote a review Jan 2020
23 contributions1 helpful vote
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1st of Claire was our tour guide and she was absolutely amazing! She was a great communicator about logistics, animals, and culture of Alaska! She really made the 16+ hour trip! We went to get a picture with the sign (bucket list) and to see the northern lights! We JOKED that
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at 16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Check! Check! Thank you donnagle3843EO for sharing your checked bucket list review with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in Alaska's Arctic with us and with your guide Claire. So glad you enjoyed your time and we appreciate your recommendation! Thank you, Kathy
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Jane101102 wrote a review Dec 2019
Greenwich, Connecticut7 contributions3 helpful votes
It is a 16 hour trip, I feel lucky not try to do it myself. The road is unpaved, partially icy and a lot 18-wheeler speed behind you. On the trip there, we saw another 15-people minivan off the road and wait to be rescued. Our driver and tour guide, Claire, is the best tour
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at 16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Happy New Year Jane101102, We do think we are spoiled with guides like Claire. Thank you for taking the time to join her on your Arctic Circle Adventure and recognizing her skill for the Dalton Highway and passion to share the history and culture with you on the tour. Best wishes for a great new year! Kathy
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Kathy R wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions
Such a beautiful drive, very long, but beautiful. The winter conditions were difficult but I felt so safe with our driver. Tim, our guide, was amazing. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and a great driver. He tried so hard for us to see the northern lights on the way
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Public Relations Manager at 16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks
Responded 4 Jan 2020
Thank you Kathy R, We too think Tim is amazing and appreciate you sharing that with other guests. Thank you again for joining us on your Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure. Best wishes for a great new year! Kathy
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About the operator

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By: Northern Alaska Tour Company
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We drove to Coldfoot on the guided tour bus and returned by Air. Spent 2 nights in Coldfoot and had a great time. S
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We went on the Denali winter drive, and had a great time! Our guide, Don, was very friendly and informative - he ma
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This was just incredible. Weather matters alot and we had the best. At the first turn out from Fairbanks, we could
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Pranjal K
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What a great day we had with Mr Rob!
Rob was our driver cum guide for this tour to drive up to Arctic Circle monument and back in Fairbanks. He was very
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FarAway213527
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Winter Artic Circle Drive/Fly
Totally amazing! The guide (Tim) who drove us up was very knowledgeable and an excellent driver. I never felt that
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ericoftheeeast
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Great views of Yukon river and Brooks Range
My daughter and I took the 3 hour trip- 1 hour fight to Coldfoot, AK (above arctic circle), 1 hour tour in Coldfoot
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melaneychen
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Denali Winter Drive and Hike - amazing experience!
We were a small group of 6 guided by Mike down to Denali park. We stopped by many scenic points to take pictures an
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YUKON RIVER CAMP
We went to Yukon River Camp tour in Jan,2020. Claire was our tour guide and driver. She is super friendly and has a
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Ginny E
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Amazing trip to Kaktovic to view Polar Bears in their natural habitat!
Our day started in Fairbanks and from there we flew to Deadhorse to refuel and stretch our legs. From there it was
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445cherie
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Great
We did a trip to Denali with Mike as our guide. He was amazing, very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would highly
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irbp
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Took the 3 night tour to Coldfoot
We took the extended 3 night tour to Coldfoot, driving north on the Dalton Hwy across the Yukon River and the Arcti
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meowcat007
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Aurora viewing tour guide went extra miles
Our guide Dallas shows up at our hotel lobby on time for pick up. It took about 1 1/2 hours to get to the wooden ca
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Maya H
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Winter Trip to the Arctic Circle and Aurora Viewing
It was a long and difficult trip due to the recent heavy snowfall but our guide, Claire, provided excellent driving
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umeshchandrasatish
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Worst tour for Aurora watching
We took the Arctic circle Aurora adventure tour. The Arctic circle tour was a very good experience and I want to th
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Key Details
  • Duration: 16h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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