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Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks - with unbiased reviews

Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks

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Overview
Travel by land and air round-trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on this comprehensive full-day tour of Alaska's Arctic. Begin with a drive along the Dalton Highway and landmarks such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, Arctic Circle Sign, and Brooks Mountain Range. Learn from your guide about the region’s history and wildlife, then return by twin-engine plane from Coldfoot to complete your Arctic tour.
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You'll start at
3788 University Ave S
3788 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA3820 University Avenue, South / East Ramp Airport
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  • 1
    Northern Alaska Tour Company
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Arctic Circle Trading Post
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    James Dalton Highway
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Coldfoot Airport
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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You'll end at
3788 University Ave S
3788 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA3820 University Avenue, South / East Ramp Airport
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Highlights
  • Travel from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle for a day of Arctic exploration
  • Photograph the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, and Arctic Circle Sign
  • See more of Alaska's Arctic tundra on a tour by car and airplane
  • Get a guaranteed window seat on the plane and sweeping aerial views
What to Expect
Start your Arctic tour by making your way to the East Ramp Airport in Fairbanks to meet your guide in the early morning. Travel by car between landmarks along the famous Dalton Highway, stopping regularly to stretch your legs while taking in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, Arctic Circle Sign, and the rural community of Joy, Alaska. Bring your own food for lunch or purchase a meal at the Yukon River Camp. Expect to arrive at Coldfoot and the Brooks Mountain Range in the late afternoon. Have time to check out Coldfoot Camp before you catch your flight back to Fairbanks, which takes about one hour on a twin-engine plane with a window seat for unobstructed views of the landscape.  Your tour ends with touchdown in Fairbanks around 6pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3788 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned 25 passenger coach or 15 passenger van, depending size of group
  • One-way flight from Coldfoot to Fairbanks in a Piper Navajo Cheiftain or Caravan
  • Entry/Admission - James Dalton Highway
  • Entry/Admission - BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a $4 parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking. the maximum number of guests on the tour may be 25 - but the maximum number in a Viator booking for this tour is 7. If you have more then 7 you will need to make 2 separate bookings via Viator.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 4 or younger do need a car seat per Alaska State Law. Guests need to provide their own car seat appropriate for the age and size of their child.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Maximum dressed weight 340 pounds
  • Checked for the return flight bags should be limited to 5 to 10 pounds (2 to 4.5 kg.)
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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RogandNette wrote a review Sep 2019
22 contributions8 helpful votes
Took this tour just so we could say we had taken the Dalton across to the Arctic Circle. Did not expect much more than a bumpy ride and a beautiful fight back. We got so much more. Our driver/guide, Don K., was awesome. Very informative and enthusiastic. A great mix of
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Thank you RogandNette -- you are spot on. We are often asked in a questioning way of ... what are we going to see on a 12 hour tour? We do our best to describe how the guide will share Alaska's Arctic while in motion and at the various stops; however, your first hand knowledge sharing what you saw and did is spot on. It is a combination of all of those aspects that make up Alaska's Arctic...not just the bumpy road. Which the highway is the reason the area is open for us to visit; however, it isn't the only aspect we are sharing along the journey. Thank you for choosing us and thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes, Kathy
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theresaf983 wrote a review Aug 2019
24 contributions8 helpful votes
We flew from Fairbanks to Coldfoot. The pilot was great. For the drive back on the Dalton Highway our driver was Tim. He was very interesting and made the trip ride very enjoyable for all. We loved experiencing the "real" Alaska. It was a long day but one of our favorite
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Thank you theresaf983 for joining us on the Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure. You have joined a group of fewer than 2% of Alaska visitors which cross the Arctic Circle on any given summer -- Congratulations! Kathy
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winkme wrote a review Aug 2019
28 contributions6 helpful votes
We did the fly to Deadhorse then drive south on the Dalton Hwy. We saw a lot of wildlife near and in Deadhorse even though it's a big oilfield. We saw a lot of different birds, musk ox, caribou, fox. Had a small tour of oilfield area on the way to the Arctic Ocean interesting
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks
Responded 4 Aug 2019
Thank you winkme for joining Mike on your Arctic Ocean Adventure. So glad you had the time for the 3 day adventure as it is a great way to get out and really experience the sights of Arctic Alaska. Thank you again for spending your vacation with us! Kathy
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travelbat13 wrote a review Aug 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
We did the three-day tour at the end of June 2019. We drove north two days along the Dalton Highway, and saw lots of wildlife, including muskoxen, caribou and many different kinds of birds. John, our guide and driver, was skillful and knowledgeable. We had one other couple with
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks
Responded 2 Aug 2019
Dear travelbat13, Thank you for joining us on the Arctic Ocean Adventure. It is the one adventure that does cover the full length of the Dalton Highway really getting a true look at Alaska's Arctic. than you for joining John on this adventure! Kathy
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wendybla wrote a review Jul 2019
10 contributions
Our tour was small. We drove from Fairbanks to Cold Foot and then flew back to Fairbanks. It’s a long rough drive but we knew that going in. Our driver Matt made several stops and was very informative. We loved hearing all his stories. When we got to the Arctic Circle he rolled
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks
Responded 2 Aug 2019
Thank you Wendybla for our "Awesome" review. So glad you enjoyed your time with Matt -- he is getting ready to head out to share Alaska's Arctic on another Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure -- Thank you for joining him on yours. Happy Travels! Kathy
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