We started our massive USA trip in Fairbanks Alaska in November 2013. Snow everywhere, so for a couple of Aussies from Queensland Australia, driving was not an option. After some quick research we found 1st Alaska and we were not sorry.
Firstly, the booking process was really impressive - we booked a total of 3 tours, would have been 4 but the reindeer tour i wanted wasn't available on the day i wanted, anyway...
The Arctic Circle tour was such a blast! Pick up from our hotel was easy and it was such a pleasure to meet Joseph, our tour guide who is super knowledgable and just a really nice guy!
We drove out of Fairbanks and stopped at the Alaskan Pipeline for some info and photos, then it was on to the Dalton Highway - Ice road truckers!
The drive was long, but there was a lot to see and Joseph was very good at keeping us all interested on the way, not to mention what a good driver he was in the icy conditions.
We finally made it out to the Arctic circle and it was just such a great experience, so quiet and a night sky like we've never seen before!
Side note, sandwich provided on the tour, yum!
If you are thinking of taking this tour, do it! It's a long long day / night but you are after all, driving to the arctic circle - this company is great and we enjoyed our other tours with them - Chena Hot Springs and Fairbanks City Tour