Arctic Circle Day Tour
- Duration: 13 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
- Product code: ACODT1
Leave the city of Fairbanks behind and travel one of the “loneliest roads in the world”- the
Dalton Highway, featured in the series “Ice Road Truckers.” Along the way, see
Alaska’s famous oil pipeline, the mighty Yukon River, and the amazing storybook
scenery as you journey towards the Arctic Circle. Keep your eyes peeled for an
Arctic Fox! On your return from the Arctic Circle, you will stop at various
locations for Northern Lights viewing. Upon completion of your journey, you
will be presented with two certificates certifying that you have seen the
Aurora and that you made it to the Arctic Circle.
** The Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomenon. There is no way
for us to guarantee that you will see the Aurora. We do our best to provide
premier locations for viewing, should the Aurora come out. Please check weather
and Aurora reports before booking your tour with us. If the Aurora do not
appear, your money will not be refunded.
Round-trip transportation, local guide service and narration. Hot drinks,
one meal, a bottle of water. (To
guarantee a Chinese speaking guide, the group booking the tour must be at least
Tips for driver and guide. (Due to the length of this drive $20
and above is the suggested tip per guest.)
Tour pick-ups begin at 12:00 from various hotels. You will leave
Fairbanks by 1:00; continue your journey north. Your first stop will be to see
the Alaska Pipeline viewing site. Next there will be a stop to add gas (due to
the fact there are very few gas stations on this road, it is better to top off
first) and use the restroom. At 2:30 you will reach a ridge where the White
Mountains will be laid out before you. Take some photos and continue to the
Yukon River Camp which you will reach about 5:30 p.m. depending on road
conditions. Enjoy a quick, hot meal and continue on 2 more hours before
reaching the Arctic Circle. On the
return trip, we will stop once more at Yukon River Tour Contents：
*Please note that pick-ups are at various
hotels. Your exact pick-up time will be determined by our office and you will
be notified 1-2 days before your tour. Make sure to leave contact information.
Winter Day Tours
30 days or more before- 100% is recoverable by client
15-29 days before- 75% is recoverable by client.
7-14 days before 50% is recoverable by client.
Less than 7 days- 0% is recoverable by client.
*We will not refund your money if you missed any activity due to
lateness or your own reasons.
All of our tours require at least 2 people to depart. If you
book as a single person, be advised that your tour may need to be rescheduled
or cancelled if no others book at that time.
In Alaska, winter weather conditions sometimes influence our
scheduled activities. If for reasons of safety, we feel it necessary to cancel
your booked activity, we will first try to reschedule it. If that is not
possible, we will refund your money. This must be initiated by our company and
not the client.
Fairbanks Winter Pick-up Route
Aurora Expeditions provides pick-up for all FIT guests (who
have pre-booked a tour) at the following hotels starting 1 hour before the
beginning of each activity. Guests’ exact pick-up time will not be provided.
Guests must wait in the lobby during their assigned pick-up window, which will
show on their emailed confirmation order. If they would like an estimated pick
up time, they may call the Alaska Operator at: (+907-331-0588). Guides will only
wait for guests for 5 minutes after their scheduled pick-up time. If the guests
aren’t there on time, they forfeit the right to pick-up and their booked
itinerary. No money will be refunded.
Fairbanks South and East
(off of Airport Rd. and Steese Highway): Picked up 30-0 minutes before activity
Regency Fairbanks Hotel
Springhill Suites by Marriott
Best Western Plus Pioneer Park
Fairbanks West and North
(off of Airport Road and University): Picked up 60-30 minutes before activity
Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Extended Stay America
Sophie Station Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites
Walmart Parking Lot near the liquor store
Start Times for
Dogsledding- 10 am
City Tour- 12:30 pm
Arctic Circle Tour- 1 pm
Ice Fishing- 1 pm
Chena Hot Springs: 12:00
or 5:30 p.m. * please check if yours is a morning or evening tour
Aurora Viewing- 10:00 p.m.