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Visit the Arctic Circle and explore Alaska’s vast wilderness on a full-day guided tour from Fairbanks. Take walks along the Yukon River and above the tree line on Finger Mountain, pass by part of the massive Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and take a commemorative photo at the iconic Arctic Circle sign. You won’t miss a thing when you travel along the Dalton Highway with a guide who shares commentary about the region’s history and landscape.
- You'll get picked upSee Important Information for details
- 1Alyeska Pipeline Viewing PointStop: 20 minutesSee details
- 2BLM Arctic Circle Monument SignStop: 45 minutesSee details
- Look for moose, fox, and bear while hiking Finger Mountain
- Stop to see the Yukon River and Trans-Alaska Pipeline
- Cross the Arctic Circle and snap a souvenir photo there
- Learn more about Alaska’s wildlife and history from your guide
What to Expect
Start your day with pickup at your Fairbanks hotel in the early morning. From there a comfortable van takes you along the Dalton Highway. Pause at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the planet's biggest crude oil pipelines, and then stop at a rustic truck stop for breakfast. Next, continue across the Yukon River to Finger Mountain, where you hike a high plateau with sweeping views. Upon arrival at the Arctic Circle, have your photo taken in front of the Arctic Circle sign, and receive your official Arctic Circle certificate. Venture back across the Yukon River and stop for a look around the riverbank. Purchase dinner at Yukon Camp and stop in the tiny town of Joy to visit the Alaska Arctic Circle Trading Post. Expect to return to Fairbanks around 10pm after a long day that showcases the magic of remote Alaska.
- Bottled water
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 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 12 travellers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Our tour guide Mel was absolutely amazing. She was very informative and accomdating. Although it was a long and grueling day Mel and everyone else made it a once in a life time experience.
Date of experience: December 2020
My husband and I had been wanted to visit Alaska for years and we were finally able to get up there this winter. Caleb was our guide and did an amazing job! He told us so many great stories and gave us so much information, answered all of our questions and really went into depth…
Date of experience: December 2019
I just got home from the full day Arctic Circle Adventure and had such a remarkable experience. I'm not much of a guided tour person as I've backpacked solo in many places around the world successfully, but I researched what it would take to do a similar trip on my own with a…
It’s a wonderful tour! I saw the Aurora and moose. And our guide Caleb is a good tour guide! Very recommend this tour!
Date of experience: October 2019
1 Helpful vote
After reading what all of the competing companies offered I chose1st Alaska Tours because I liked that they pick you up at your hotel and provide lunch. We were promptly picked up at the designated time. Our guides name was Cassie. She was so nice and a total pro! The ride…
Date of experience: October 2019
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- Duration: 12–15 hours
- Mobile Ticket Accepted
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- Pickup offered
- Languages Offered: English
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