We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

Select Date and Travellers
From
US$ 200.00
Date
2 travellers
Options
Overview
Journey to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude in one of our climate-controlled vans. Here, in the summer and winter, the sky is completely dark or light for 24 hours a day! Travel along the famous Dalton Highway and spot wildlife (no guarantee) as you cross the Yukon River. When you arrive, learn about the area’s indigenous culture, take a walk with your guide, snap photos of the arctic landscape, and enjoy a free delicious warm stew amidst the incredible surroundings. You’ll take home an official Arctic Circle certificate to commemorate this amazing Alaska experience.

Make sure to dress weather appropriate and we recommend to wear some sturdy shoes to be able enjoy this trip.
Highlights
  • Enjoy spectacular Arctic Circle views while someone else drives
  • Get beyond Fairbanks to see remote Alaskan landscape
  • Round-trip transportation in a climate-controlled van for a comfortable trip
  • Snacks, drinks and the stew is offered for free.
What to Expect
Meet a guide at your Fairbanks hotel and then board a climate-controlled van for the 200-mile (322-kilometer) trip across the Arctic Circle. You’ll be traveling the Dalton Highway, first built as a supply road for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and you’ll sometimes see the massive pipeline system along the way. Snacks and drinks are provided on the road, and there’s lots to spot from the vehicle, including native wildlife and gorgeous scenery. When you reach the Arctic Circle, stretch your legs, snap some photos, and enjoy an Arctic picnic of beef stew and a sandwich (vegetarian option also available). Here, spend some time learning about indigenous Alaskan cultures, before returning to Fairbanks with an official Arctic Circle certificate.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up will occur between 7 am and 8 am, depending on the hotel location. Please contact us around 20 hours before tour start to figure out your exact pick up time.
We can pick you up at any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. If you are staying at alaska-wildlife-cabins-and-hostel, no pick up is necessary and you can hop right into our tour vans.
If you are staying outside the city limits, we are able to meet you at the local Walmart parking lot for pick up.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Duration
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by van
  • Free homemade stew, sandwich, snacks, and beverages. (vegetarian option available upon request)
  • Official personalized Arctic Circle Certificate
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole (Any address is possible, as long as it is in the city limits)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • pick up outside the city limits
  • no gluten free or vegan meal option available. You are welcome to bring or buy your own lunch and snacks.
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Please dress appropriately. During the winter months, temperatures are usually very low, so please dress in layers and wear warm winter clothing. During the summer month it could get very warm and rain might be always possible. We recommend to bring sturdy shoes and a rain/weather jacket.
  • The weather conditions are in no way predictable in our area and we will not offer a refund in case of too many clouds.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Please no small children under 5.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation due to dangerous weather and/or road conditions. If this occurs, an alternative date or full refund will be offered.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required. We are not able to provide gluten free or vegan options.
  • Type of transportation: Van
  • The group size is limited to 9 guests for each Transit Van and up to 12 guests for our mini coach. Bigger group bookings are possible and multiple Van's will be used in this case.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
172Reviews9Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 74
  • 7
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
The five stars are 100% for our guide, Lynley. She made sure there wasn't a single dull moment throughout the 12 hours we were on the road, despite the fact that the tour starts so early in the morning. She didn't rush us at any point and was more than happy to take pictures for
Read more
Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 2 days ago
Hello from North Pole, Thank you for your review of your tour and Guide Lynley. We always love to hear how our guides are doing. We do hope that you will visit us again! Warm Regards, Amber
Read more
i booked this last minute as another company let me down and had to cancel. Despite this, it was a great adventure. i was very tired and hoped to snooze a littlein the van on the way to the circle, but the guide was interesting all the way up - despite it being a long drive.
Read more
Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 2 days ago
Hello From North Pole, Thank you for your review, We always strive to give our Customers the best experience whether they booked a year in advanced or last minute. We do hope that you will visit with us again. Warm Regards, Amber
Read more
It is true that it is a long trip on rough roads. Also, it is not Disney with animals showing up at a snap of the fingers. However, if you want a bucket list adventure, this is it. The scenery is beautiful. We did see wildlife with moose, caribou, birds and highly active
Read more
Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 2 days ago
Hello from North Pole, Thank you for the Excellent Review of your tour and Guide Clark. It is never a guarantee that you will see Wildlife or the Northern Lights on the tours, but when you do it is absolutely amazing. We do hope that you will visit us again soon! Warm Regards, Amber
Read more
Really wonderful experience. Lynley is very nice and knowledgeable. Even the tour is not about the Aurora, she gave us very useful information to reach the best place to see it. And with her information we were lucky to see the aurora in the midnight. Tips, if you don’t have a
Read more
Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch
Responded 2 days ago
Hello from North Pole, Thank you for your excellent review of your tour and guide Lynley. We hope that you will visit us again soon! Warm Regards, Amber
Read more
Our trip started on a cloudy and rainy day, so we knew we might not see as much as we hoped. Lynley, our guide, made the trip interesting, fun, and had a wealth of information and stories to share along the way. We were happy to make it to the Artic Circle, it was a trip to
Read more
Previous
Key Details
  • Duration: 12h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: 000-0800-100-6999