Alaska’s Arctic is one of the last great wilderness regions on earth. It is a remote, wild, and sparsely populated land of vast wilderness expanses. Experiencing the expansive landscapes and fascinating cultures unique to Alaska’s Arctic requires braving travel along the rugged Dalton Highway through remote country where the amenities common in today’s modern world are rare or non-existent. Travel in Alaska’s Arctic is always an adventure.
There are lots of different ways to explore Northern Alaska, but here are a few popular trips.
This tour travels north from Fairbanks in a tour van personalized for exceptional comfort. See amazing sights like the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Traverse the mighty Yukon River, and visit the rural community of Joy. Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion, and receive your official Arctic Circle Adventure@ Certificate. This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the Arctic Tundra, and feel the veins of ice just underneath the surface. Return to Fairbanks by tour van.
This tour is very similar to the Arctic Circle Drive Adventure, except that it includes a flight back to Fairbanks.
This is a great tour, for those that are a little shorter on time. Fly north from Fairbanks, and wonder at the story of the vast and remote land below. Experience the rugged and magnificent Brooks Mountain Range as the flight route passes just south of the gates of the Arctic National Park. Participate in a ceremonious Arctic Circle landing at a wilderness community on the middle fork Koyukuk River, and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure@ Certificate. Enjoy an orientation, and learn the fascinating story of the surrounding Brooks Range wilderness. See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a landmark of Alaska, and return to Fairbanks by air.
These three day guided round-trip journeys travel by land and air to Alaska’s Arctic Coast, and are available northbound, and southbound.
Begin your journey to the Arctic Ocean in a personalized tour van, traveling north from Fairbanks. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post in the rural community of Joy, and travel on the rugged Dalton Highway, made famous during the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Marvel at the beauty of the northland’s most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of the river’s storied past. Receive your Arctic Circle Adventure@ Certificate, and after a night’s stay at rustic Coldfoot, continue north through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range.
The remainder of this tour includes an overnight stay in Deadhorse, and a visit to the Prudhoe bay oilfields, where you can visit the shores of the Arctic Ocean and if you are brave enough; dip your toes in the near freezing water.
If you choose, you can add on another day to this tour, and fly to the Inupiat Eskimo Village of Barrow. In Barrow, enjoy a cultural program featuring ceremonial song and dance, traditional games, and a demonstration of local native crafts. Get a firsthand glimpse of the lifestyle of Alaska’s Arctic Coastal people with a tour of the village, and walk the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
For a full list of Arctic adventures, you can visit our Northern Alaska page. Happy travels in the arctic!