Begin your day meeting an informative, friendly Alaskan guide who is certain to make your day a memorable one. Take part in a brief tour orientation to set the stage for your adventure in Alaska's Arctic.
Head north in the personalized comfort of a tour coaches and vans. Your guide will share the story of Alaska's Arctic both while you are in motion and at the various stops throughout the day. The final number of stops and length of stops will vary since it is a tour. If all guests are ready to go the tour will continue, if you have more questions for the guide or more photos to take the stop will be longer before you continue on. For your comfort and safety the guide will operate at a speed on the Dalton Highway appropriate for the weather and road conditions.
As you make your way out of town begin to learn the history of the gold rush and what brought early pioneers to Interior Alaska.
Throughout the day the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline will shadow your journey and the guide makes a stop to take pictures and to explain in detail the history and the workings of this engineering marvel.
Visit the Arctic Circle Trading post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska. You are now 60 miles out of Fairbanks. Here learn about life in rural Alaska.
Begin travel on the rugged Dalton Highway, the solitary land route of Alaska's Arctic wilderness. The Dalton Highway begins 84 miles out of Fairbanks.
Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of the river's stored past. You will stop at the Yukon River twice during your journey. Your first stop will be approximately 11:30 am. During this time you will have a chance to pick up a sack lunch if needed. The second stop will be on your way south and will be approximately 5:30 pm. At this time you have a chance to order a sit down dinner. Each stop will be about 45 to 60 minutes. This will give you enough time to learn from your guide the important role the Yukon River plays to transportation and communication to the villages along the river, explore and take photos on your own, and purchase lunch and /or eat dinner.
Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra and feel the veins of ice just beneath the Sometime along your journey your guide will make a stop for you to explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. They will explain the science of the tundra but they will also invite you to reach in to the earth and touch the veins of ice just below the surface.
Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. For many, this is the reason to take the journey and your guide is sure to make it a memorable stop. This is the turnaround point for the day and will take place at approximately 2:00 pm. But not to worry, the guide still has a wealth of information they will share on the southbound journey.
Northern Alaska Tour Company
Arctic Circle Trading Post