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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

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On this full-day trip from Fairbanks, you'll acquire plenty of bragging rights for friends back home as you cross the Arctic Circle and (hopefully) see the Northern Lights. Take in the landscape of Alaska's unspoiled wilderness while enjoying comfortable transport and narration from a guide. A light meal and hotel transport are included.
  • 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 and other native wildlife. There, snack on provided sandwiches, dessert, and hot drinks. When you reach the Arctic Circle, you’ll 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
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We got picked up at 1230 by Cassie at the hotel and we had a small group going to the arctic circle. During the trip up she explained many things that we saw and answered all our questions. We stopped several times to look at the views, use the restroom, or to get something to
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Words really can not describe how awesome this tour was! Firstly, our guide Caleb was awesome! His knowledge, hospitably and overall vibe set the mood for what was truly an incredible experience. We traveled up the Dalton highway, seeing the landscape and wildlife. Stopping off
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First thing, special thanks to our guide Brooke. She is wonderful. We took this trip on Aug 25 started at 1pm and returned next day 4am. Before starting we thought, this drive would be hectic to stay in that travel van for 14 hrs but hats off to Brooke to keep the drive
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Dave was the tour guide/driver of our small group of 5 strangers from across the globe. We were impressed with his knowledge of the area and the way he made sure we were all looked after and accommodated in his care. He is a very careful and safe driver and at no time were we
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I am widowed and traveling alone. It's bad enough to have lost my husband and traveling companion at such a young age; but to be told this can only be booked with a 2 person minimum is truly heartbreaking. Many other adventures and excursions require the same. I feel even more
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Response from RalfDobrovolny, Owner at Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
Responded May 26, 2019
Thank you for leaving a review, we understand your frustration being a single traveler and having difficulty making reservations. Here at 1st Alaska Tours we strive to be an exceptional tour operator. We do require a minimum of 2 people to operate each of our tours. This does not mean that single travelers cannot make reservations. A single traveler can make reservations and join any existing operating tour. We hope this clears up any misconception and if you are interested in joining one of our tours we look forward to hearing and working with you and earning your business. Please email or call our office info@1stalaskatours.com 907-590-5900. Best Regards, '1st Alaska Tours' Team
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Key Details
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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