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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

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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.
  • 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.
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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
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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)
  • 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.
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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 8 to 9 people for each Van. Bigger group bookings are possible and multiple Van's will be used in this case.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
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We had Clark as our guide. He was informative and articulate and also had a good sense of humour. The trip up to the Arctic Circle was beautiful but wildlife sightings were disappointing The hot stew at the Arctic Circle was great and the snacks...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a 14 hour trip from Fairbanks to Arctic Circle to watch the northen light. The road to Arctic Circle was tough, but our guide Dave drove very carefully. We've seen spectacular northen light on the way back to Fairbanks. It's a great trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide, Lynley, was great. She shared many interesting facts about the area we were driving through. My husband and I were happy to leave the driving to someone else and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Alaska north of Fairbanks along the Dalton...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Rainer Z, Owner at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello from North Pole, Thank you for the kind words about your tour and guide Lynley. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour and hope that your visit us again in the future! Best regards, Amber

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had amazing trip to the Arctic Circle. The scenery was unbelievable. Our tour driver Clark was very knowledgeable and ready made the day enjoyable. The food was first class. The dinner rolls were great with the stew, a cookie would have been nice for...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Rainer Z, Owner at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello from North Pole, We are glad that you enjoyed your Arctic Circle Day tour, and that our tour guide Clark contributed to your great time. We do appreciate the feedback and will work towards a solution for a desert possibly in the future. Best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

She was a wealth of information and with much knowledge. She gave me some insight what and how people live up north. The famous stew was delicious as well, but by now I repeat what many others already wrote before me. I highly recommend the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Rainer Z, Owner at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello from North Pole, We are sorry that rained most of your tour, but are happy to hear Lynley help you make the best tour even with the weather. We do hope you will visit with us again in the future. Best Regards, Amber

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Response from TravelGuyToo_Hou | Reviewed this property |
There are several breaks, but if things got bad he could pull over and you’d have tree cover. Most toilets are outhouses so bring toilet paper. Overall, not bad and I recall at least 3 breaks each way.
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