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Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks provided by 1st Alaska Tours

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Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks

Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks
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Tour snapshot
Look for moose, fox, and bear while hiking Finger Mountain 
Duration:
12–15 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    12–15 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12-15 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10606P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
12–15 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all major hotel in Fairbanks, not Airbnb nor private residences. All other locations we ask to meet us at one of the pick-up hotels.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all major hotel in Fairbanks, not Airbnb nor private residences. All other locations we ask to meet us at one of the pick-up hotels.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12–15 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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aJKH
Middleburg, FL7 contributions
Our tour guide Josh is witty and awesome. He made the long trip to Artic circle fun. We were a party of 8 and were picked up at our hotel. We had a great snack pack and didnt even eat everything in it. We hit the Dalton Hwy, artic circle, Yukon river, finger mountain park, and more. Unfortunately it started to snow and clouds moved in so we didn’t see the northern lights. Mother Nature at work. But Josh found us some moose to see, wild berry bushes, and shared personal stories and just made the trip enjoyable. He is a talented driver and we had the utmost confidence in him to tackle the challenging dalton hwy to the artic circle. Highly recommend you ask for Josh as your tour guide!
Written September 21, 2021
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fl0ridagirl5
Tampa, FL29 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
This was a long excursion, culminating with looking at a sign - but it was interesting with the stops and commentary that accompanied. Justin did a great job and even showed us where wild blueberries were growing at one of the stops. And, we ended up in the Arctic Circle :)
Written July 24, 2021
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Greg L
Hopkinsville, KY1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
By far, the best part was seeing the northern lights. Tips would include bringing layers of warm clothing. Josh was an outstanding guide. He was knowledgeable, helpful and patient. I never once felt rushed on this tour as I have on others.
Written September 7, 2021
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Rufina R
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Trip was great. Driver Joe picked up on time. Gave us lots of information on the drive and stopped anytime we asked for pictures. I was traveling solo, yet never felt lonely. The beauty of Alaska is amazing. Thanks Joe!😁
Written June 8, 2021
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Rochi0201
Dallas, TX19 contributions
It was a really good trip. Joseph was excellent. It is a long drive, but we had many stops so you don’t feel the time. Excellent views and things to learn. A little bumpy road. I would recommend it to every one who travels to Fairbanks.
Written May 24, 2021
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Sudha R
6 contributions
Oct 2021
We had Shawn as our driver to theArctic circle it was snowing heavily and part of the roads were in bad shape He was a very good and careful driver Has keen eyes to spot wildlife
Despite the poor road conditions, he made our trip pleasant and stopped often for breaks
When we got to the arctic circle le sign, the clouds cleared, stopped snowing and the sun emerged
That was the best chance for us to view the northern lights

Unfortunately Shawn refused to stay , as we were supposed to go back to the lodge in Fairbanks where it was snowing , to view the northern lights
Jason the owner was really very understanding. He agreed to refund part of the amount .
I will recommend this trip highly in spite of the poor condition the weather.
Appreciated the owner with a compassionate attitude
Written October 4, 2021
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Tyra W
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
What a awesome day!!! Josh is a absolutely great tour guide and safe driver. He is very experienced, told us about Alaska, patiently answered all our questions. We learned a lot about Alaska. On our way back to hotel, he stopped 3 different places, where he thinks the best spots for the northern lights. He helped us to take good pictures in the very cold temperatures. I’m very thankful. I highly recommend this tour company and this excellent tour guide.
Written December 4, 2021
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Buckielf
Oxnard, CA16 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
We had the Arctic Tour scheduled for today, and another tour for Friday, the 17th. Unfortunately my husband became ill and we flew home Tuesday night, 3/13. I called them to cancel both tours due to medical reason. I was told there are no refunds. I reread my email confirmation and website info, and could not see any refund policy. I did notify the company, but was not offered any type of reimbursement compensation. Doesn’t seem correct.
Written March 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Buckielf, We were sorry to hear that your husband had become ill and the 2 of you were not able to join our tours. We do have a non-refundable policy unless we were to cancel the tour. This policy is told to all of our guests who book over the phone and it is on our website for guests to read prior to making an online reservation. In addition to notifying guests of our policy prior to payment, we also include the policy on our confirmation e-mails. If you would like to contact us at our office we can forward your original confirmation e-mail and highlight the refund policy as well as the follow up e-mail that you requested after cancellation. We hope your husband is feeling better.
Written March 19, 2018
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do_the_freddy
Los Angeles, CA149 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
One of the best trips I ever had. The views were incredible. It really puts the size and beauty of Alaska into perspective. Its a long drive. But the drive makes a few stops along the way. The driver was knowledgeable and very friendly. The van was very comfortable. They had plenty of water. Its really a great trip but I don't think its meant for little kids.
Written October 30, 2018
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400ugh
Clarksville, TN38 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
So-get ready for a wild ride from Fairbanks down the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Circle Sign! Yeah-that's pretty much it. But-for bragging rights you gotta do it if you're here. After all you'll never be closer. So be prepared for about a 1230 pickup and then hit the road. There are plenty of stops along the way to stretch your legs, read about the pipeline or stopping at the Yukon River Camp. He's on the lookout for anything and we managed to spot a lynx jumping across the highway. Anyhow's the trip is long, there are a lot of get bundled up, jump out, get back in, unbundle, repeat. But-our driver/guide was Aaron. He's a great guy-and a secret Aurora Borealis seeker society member. Seriously-we stopped, he looked at the sky and said "I see potential" And an hour later we had dancing light shows going crazy. Sometimes you get the Northern Lights, sometimes you don't. It is a show sponsored by Mother Nature. They provided SubWay sandwiches for the day trip. We were dropped off back at our hotel at 3:15am. Oh yeah-when you see the gas gauge hit empty, don't worry-there's a 5-gallon jerry can for reserve.
Written January 17, 2018
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