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Arctic Cirle air tours

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Arctic Cirle air tours

Has anyone done an air tour to the Arctic circle? We have a free day in Fairbanks on July 14th, and I want to do this, but do not know which trip to take. Tours offerred by Princess include an Artic Circle air adventure that goes to the Koyukuk river, and another that visits a village near Ft. Yukon. Both are about 4-5 hours and the same price. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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You don't give us a reference we can look at to compare the Princess offerings, so I can only make general comments. I used to work on airports in this region and brought family up to Fort Yukon one summer, where they were able to cross the Arctic Circle and visit me in an Indian Village as well as see the Yukon River. They had me as a tour guide instead of the regular tour.

You don't say where on the Koyukuk the tour takes you, but that is also a beautiful part of interior Alaska. Perhaps Allakaket, which is directly on the Arctic Circle? Well, they relocated the village after a major flood, so it is a wee bit south of the Circle, depending upon the wobble of the earth's axis. Evansville / Bettles is the other likely place to stop. If so, I suggest Fort Yukon, as Evansville is just a transportation hub, while Fort Yukon is a living village with a live culture.

You might also check with Warbelows at

http://www.warbelows.com/

and Frontier at

http://www.frontierflying.com/index.shtml

for individual Arctic Circle tours. Yes, I recommend taking one of these tours, it should be a great and genuine Alaskan experience most people miss out on.

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Ive been on the tour to Ft Yukon, and I enjoyed it a lot! The flight was fun and beautiful. The town was neat to see. The river was awesome!

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3. Re: Arctic Cirle air tours

One more vote for a tour to Ft. Yukon with Warbelows. Very professional service

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