Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
Hot weather is great until all the sweat, bugs and scorching heat come in and make people think that maybe winter isn't so bad especially those who live in places such as Arizona or other humid and hot places. This trip will begin in Fairbanks, Alaska as the early morning begins the participants of this tout will be picked up from the designated hotel in the city of Fairbanks after all passengers have boarded the bus the tour will begin lasting a total of 12.5 hours food and drink is to be provided by the purchaser of the ticket to ensure customers have the most fun out of your tour of the artic. Famous sites will be shown to participants of this tour such as the exact road that truckers on the hit tv show Ice Road Truckers have dealt with all to much. As the tour goes on past the Yukon river expect to see a vast array of wildlife as well as familiarizing one's self with the TAPS of Alaska or Trans-Alaska Pipe System as its known formally one of the nations largest pipelines that transport oil into the frostbitten city. The tour is only available on weekdays and will end in the Arctic Circle one of the 5 major circle of latitude found on the planet you don't want to miss this educational phenomenon its essentially a once in a life time opportunity. There is no age limit for this tour one must keep in mind however the treturous terrain and weather that alaska has and plan accordingly blankets and coats are a recommended add on and the tour will begin at 7:00 am.
After pickup from your Fairbanks hotel in the early morning, settle into your seat and relax on the 200-mile (322-km) drive to the Arctic Circle. You'll be provided snacks and drinks to ensure a comfortable drive aboard a climate-controlled van.
Imagine what it's like to be a real Alaskan ice road trucker as you travel along the Dalton Highway, the same highway used in the popular TV show Ice Road Trucker. Cross the Yukon River, where you'll have a good chance of spotting wildlife, and discover the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS), one of the world's largest pipeline systems that transports oil hundreds of miles across Alaska.
Arrive finally at the Arctic Circle, one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth, the others being the Tropic of Cancer, the equator, the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle. Defining the southernmost part of the Arctic region, the climate here is very cold and much of the area is always covered in ice. In the winter, the sun never rises here, and in the summer, the land is graced with 24 hours of sunlight a day, melting the seas and the topsoil.
Hop out to stretch your legs, take a walk, and capture photos of this unique location. Enjoy a local lunch provided by your guide while soaking in your remote surroundings and learning about the history and geology of this area. You'll learn interesting facts about the culture of the indigenous Eskimos who have lived here for more than 9,000 years. You'll have about 1 hour at the Arctic Circle.
With your camera filled with photos and an official Arctic Circle certificate in hand to show off to your friends and family back home, relax on the drive back to Fairbanks.
Pickup & Return:
Tour departs from Fairbanks hotels.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 7:00am
- Local guide
- Transport by van
Homemade stew, sandwich, snacks, and
- Official Arctic Circle certification
- Hotel pickup and drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
- 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.
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- 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.