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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch provided by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours

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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

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To be in compliance with the CDC and the State of Alaska: We recommend that guests provide their own face masks and hand sanitizer. We also urge you to review the updated Health Mandate 10.1 regarding interstate and international travel at .
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Updated 07/09/20
Overview
Travel to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks on a trip that follows the Dalton Highway across the Yukon River and beyond. View the rugged arctic landscape that's a dramatic contrast with Fairbanks, eat a hearty stew in the open air, and watch for wildlife in a natural environment. Group size is limited to nine travelers for a more personal experience as you explore Alaska’s extreme north.
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  • 1
    Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Hilltop Restaurant & Marketplace
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    YUKON RIVER CAMP
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Finger Mountain
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    BLM Arctic Circle Monument Sign
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Enjoy spectacular Arctic Circle views while someone else drives
  • Get beyond Fairbanks to see remote Alaskan landscape
  • Round-trip transportation in a climate-controlled van for a comfortable trip
  • Snacks, drinks and the stew is offered for free.
What to Expect
Meet a guide at your Fairbanks hotel and then board a climate-controlled van for the 200-mile (322-kilometer) trip across the Arctic Circle. You’ll be traveling the Dalton Highway, first built as a supply road for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and you’ll sometimes see the massive pipeline system along the way. Snacks and drinks are provided on the road, and there’s lots to spot from the vehicle, including native wildlife and gorgeous scenery. When you reach the Arctic Circle, stretch your legs, snap some photos, and enjoy an Arctic picnic of beef stew and a sandwich (vegetarian option also available). Here, spend some time learning about indigenous Alaskan cultures, before returning to Fairbanks with an official Arctic Circle certificate.
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Important Information
Duration
12h 30m
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by van
  • Free homemade stew, sandwich, snacks, and beverages. (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Official personalized Arctic Circle Certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole (Any address is possible, as long as it is in the city limits)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • pick up outside the city limits
  • no gluten free or vegan meal option available. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch and snacks.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Please dress appropriately. During the winter months, temperatures are usually very low, so please dress in layers and wear warm winter clothing. During the summer month it could get very warm and rain might be always possible. We recommend to bring sturdy shoes and a rain/weather jacket.
  • The weather conditions are in no way predictable in our area and we will not offer a refund in case of too many clouds.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Please no small children under 5.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation due to dangerous weather and/or road conditions. If this occurs, an alternative date or full refund will be offered.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required. We are not able to provide gluten free or vegan options.
  • Type of transportation: Van
  • The group size is limited to 9 guests for each Transit Van and up to 12 guests for our mini coach. Bigger group bookings are possible and multiple Van's will be used in this case.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Venkat Puranam wrote a review Sep 10
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was an amazing trip. The best fall colors I have ever seen in my life is on the Dalton Highway. There are multiple scenic views along the road. The tour guide ,Ms Lynley Pair was very friendly and the hot stew she served at the arctic circle was fantastic.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 6 days ago
Good to hear! Come back for the Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Tour. AC is even more amazing in the snow.
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MGStickler wrote a review Sep 9
Lehigh Valley, PA213 contributions49 helpful votes
I've been trying to make it above to Arctic Circle for a long time, but failed for various reasons in the past including a mechanical failure of a ferry in Iceland and having to cancel a trip to Svalbard due to COVID-19. The third attempt was a charm thanks to Alaska Wildlife
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for joining us. Glad to hear that the third time was the charm!
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AjBud wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a great trip. Our tour guide Jacob was the best. He answered all our questions and gave us so much information about Alaska. He really made the trip seem to fly by. We were even lucky enough to see a couple moose. I recommend this trip to everyone.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded Jul 30, 2020
Good to hear! Glad you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for your kind remarks. Come back soon.
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Steve P wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A really fun and interesting tour. It was very informative. Jake was great and funny. He made the long ride seem much faster.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 6 days ago
Jake is definitely a star! Glad you enjoyed the tour.
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runnerrunner2016 wrote a review Jul 2020
Atlanta, Georgia8 contributions1 helpful vote
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One word.... AMAZING !! Where to begin..... First off, the guide, JAKE was the best!! He's a former Ice Road Trucker so he provide unique insight and stories about the Dalton Highway. Colorful stories about icebound truck trips - one on a particular steep downhill stretch
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded Jul 9, 2020
Really happy that you were really happy! :) Thank you for your very kind remarks. Come back soon!
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By: Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours
HarmonKillabrew
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A Night at the Spa
This was a great trip even if the Northern Lights no-showed us. Our tour guide Bob was quite personable and knowle
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annetteg638
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Fun!
Enjoyed the Ice Museum..what a hoot. Really loved soaking in the hot springs. Our friendly guide Bob was enthusiast
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michelvoltaire
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Very good experience.
Very friendly host , Jake was very informative and provided a lot of information and rest stops along the way.
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Vineet18
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A wonderful Arctic Circle Tour
We were a small group of 6 and went over through Yokon valley, Alaska pipeline and on Dalton Highway. It was. 13 ho
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HM8026
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Best guide in Alaska Wildlife
Bob tour guide is very helpful and showed us northern lights even TPX index is 2. He is the best guide I will sugge
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Jeep4fun
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Well worth it!
Watching the sunset at midnight was pretty awesome for Florida residents. Unfortunately by the time the sun set wh
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M4680CQaarona
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A must try
Jake was a great guide. Knows the roads very well. Got us to the Artic Circle right on time for an awesome sunset
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alcalamonica
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Artic Circle trip
The trip went by so fast. Jake was amazing and very knowledgeable. He got us to perfect photo opportunities along t
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britany762
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Great guide, lovely vistas, lots to see and discuss
Fun but very long excursion. The pipeline stuff was more interesting than expected. Our guide was awesome - Grace i
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Q2730ARjanek
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Wonderful tour
My cousin and I took the tour today with Grace. It was amazing, we seen moose. Even a baby and mother. A golden and
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CharlieOscarPapa
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Excellent outfit
My husband and I went out twice with Alaska Wildlife Guides looking for the northern lights. The first night, we w
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pierrefv345
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Viewing the northern lights
I spent three interesting days at Bettles Lodge in Bettles Alaska. It all started with a one hour flight from Fair
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ThompsonClan4
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Scary Icy Fun on the Dalton Highway
The scenery was gorgeous!! The turkey sandwich and snacks hit the spot and were delicious! Even though we did not m
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nobum2019
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Great experience
Visited Pipeline, Yukon River Camp, Arctic Circle, etc. The guide Jake was very friendly and polite. Finally, I cou
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nobum2019
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Great tour
The guide Bob was very gently and I was truly relaxed and enjoyed resort. The hot spring was good and spacious. Ice
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  • Duration: 12h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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