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Need Recommations for crossing the Arctic Circle

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Need Recommations for crossing the Arctic Circle

We will be in Alaska from Aug 2 - Aug 15

We will arrive in Anchorage go to Denali/Healy and then to Fairbanks at which time we would like to be able to at least cross the Arctic Circle - we will rent a car but understand the limits to that travel. What has some of you done to get to Coldfoot and or Prudhoe Bay?

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I'ved done the drive myself and understand why rental cars aren't allowed - its not too bad a road by Alaska standards but by anywhere else, I'm sure its considered pretty bad. Its mostly primitive pavement but there are lots of potholes and areas of construction and mud. Best bet without a car is to find a tour. Try google or dogpile search for Arctic Circle tours and it should find some options for you. Be sure to pack some snacks and beverages, there aren't many places to stop.

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Here are a couple of companies that offer Arctic Circle tours as well as a couple of other links I have kept for future reference.







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I really appreciate all the input. This is truly a great service to everyone. A great website!! Reading everyone's comments as made me much more exicted about our trip - thank you all...

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Once you get to Fairbanks, you may want to contact The Northern Alaska Tour Company. They offer a tour that goes to the Arctic Circle. If you want a do-it-yourself tour, they also rent vehicles for the Dalton Highway. Most car rental companies will not rent cars for the Dalton. The rental cars from Northern Alaska Tour Company come equipped with two spare tires, first-aid kit, tools, and a CB radio. Their tour is in either a 12-passenger van or a 25-seat coach. I would suggest taking the tour as the Dalton Highway can be a challenge for some drivers. If it is beautiful country you wish to see, leave the driving to someone else. It is a very beautiful trip.

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Thank you for your suggestions. We did book a Tour to fly to Barrow and spend the night. Anxious to go - we go in August. Have heard so many good things about what we are about to venture into. Alaska must truly be beautiful. Every place sounds great. This web site is go helpful with such nice folks responding. Thank you

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