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Arctic Ocean Adventure - Southbound

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What to Expect

Day 1: Fly north from Fairbanks to Alaska's North Slope

Stop At: Northern Alaska Tour Company, Fairbanks, AK 99708
Experience Alaska's Arctic wilderness on a 3 day journey with Northern Alaska Tour Company. On Day 1 fly from Fairbanks to Deahorse -- departure will be 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM - multi types of aircraft is used pending weights and final numbers of guests.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Deadhorse, Alaska, Deadhorse Dr, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734, USA
Travel out past the security gate onto the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and begin the journey by dipping your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Since we are going past the security gate we do need your driver's license or passport information as part of the reservation for your security check.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Deadhorse Camp in Deadhorse, the service community for the site of North America's largest oil discovery.

Day 2: Ground tour from Deadhorse south Coldfoot

Stop At: James Dalton Highway, Fairbanks, AK
Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra of the vast Arctic Coastal Plain and feel the veins of ice just below the surface. Continue across the Arctic Coastal Plain before climbing through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and over the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Coldfoot Camp in rustic Coldfoot nestled in the Brooks Mountain Range.

Day 3: Continue the ground tour south from Coldfoot to Fairbanks

Stop At: James Dalton Highway, Fairbanks, AK
This morning continue your ground tour south to Fairbanks. Visit the historic community of Wiseman. Stop at the actual Arctic Circle sign and celebrate your crossing and make your way down to the Yukon river.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Yukon River Bridge, Alaska
Experience the mighty Yukon River. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway and learn of the river's storied past.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arctic Circle Trading Post, Mile 49.5 Elliott Hwy, Fairbanks, AK
Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated int he rural community of Joy, Alaska. Learn of early homesteading in Alaska.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tundra Copter, 3868 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA
Departure Time
7:00 AM
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only) for a fee.
  • Rate is per person based on double occupancy. Singles will be contacted for a single supplement of $200.
  • Entry/Admission - Deadhorse, Alaska
  • Entry/Admission - James Dalton Highway
  • The listed price does not include a $4 per day parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Food and drinks - can be purchased along the way
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult - children 4 or younger or lighter than 65 pounds require a car seat by Alaska Law.
  • Dress code is comfortable and should be in layers for the weather
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 carry-on overnight bag and 1 day bag (i.e. purse, camera bag, or small day backpack). All bags will be weighed at check in and goal per person is 15 - 20 pounds.Operator provides free storage of large/heavy items while travelling with them.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participant along with birth date.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Maximum weight 340 pounds.
  • 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 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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My husband and I took an 8 seater plane ride from Fairbanks to Deadhorse with Todd as our pilot. He was knowledgeable, professional and had a good sense of humor. The weather cooperated so we were able to see breathtaking sites. I enjoyed the literature and maps Todd provided.
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Response from NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Arctic Ocean Adventure - Southbound
Responded Aug 20, 2019
Dear 123travelintime, Thank you for taking the time to share information about your Arctic Ocean Adventure with the pilot Todd and your guide for the 3 days John. We appreciate you taking the time to share your recommendation with others. Kathy
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Northern Alaska Tour Company
667 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Amazing trip with Claire, the BEST tour guide one could ever expect.
Before sharing any other moments about my trip to Fairbanks, I have to make this post happen first as my promise
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Bucket List Item! Check!
1st of Claire was our tour guide and she was absolutely amazing! She was a great communicator about logistics,
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Greenwich, Connecticut
best tour guide ever
It is a 16 hour trip, I feel lucky not try to do it myself. The road is unpaved, partially icy and a lot
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We did a trip to Denali with Mike as our guide. He was amazing, very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would
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Pendleton, Oregon
Took the 3 night tour to Coldfoot
We took the extended 3 night tour to Coldfoot, driving north on the Dalton Hwy across the Yukon River and the
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Kathy R
Winter drive to Arctic bCircle
Such a beautiful drive, very long, but beautiful. The winter conditions were difficult but I felt so safe with
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San Jose, California
Aurora viewing tour guide went extra miles
Our guide Dallas shows up at our hotel lobby on time for pick up. It took about 1 1/2 hours to get to the wooden
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Maya H
New York City, New York
Winter Trip to the Arctic Circle and Aurora Viewing
It was a long and difficult trip due to the recent heavy snowfall but our guide, Claire, provided excellent
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Worst tour for Aurora watching
We took the Arctic circle Aurora adventure tour. The Arctic circle tour was a very good experience and I want to
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Seattle, Washington
Northern Lights Tour to Joy, Fairbanks, Alaska
The bus was broken. There were air gaps in the doors, heating was not working. It was a cold 120 miles drive. The
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Canton, Ohio
Arctic Circle Air Adventure
Were told when we were ready to take off to our Arctic Circle tour at Coldfoot camp we would be diverted to
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Saint-Cloud, France
Unforgettable excursion to the Arctic Circle
What an awesome excursion ! Everything was perfect from start to finish. I had not been able to confirm our
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Austin, Texas
Great adventure to see the Northern Lights!
Our tour guide Sabrena filled the trip with interesting facts and videos about Alaska and the Northern Lights.
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San Francisco, California
Amazing tour!
I did the Arctic Circle Winter Drive... what an incredible experience! I found the tour company simply excellent
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Nancy H
Webster, Florida
Unforgettable Trip
They flew us up to Fort Yukon above the Arctic Circle. The views from the plane were breathtaking. The pilot was
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