Arctic Circle & Northern Lights Tour
Northern Lights over trees in Fairbanks
Arctic Circle & Northern Lights Tour
Arctic Circle & Northern Lights Tour
Arctic Circle & Northern Lights Tour

Arctic Circle & Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

By 1st Alaska Tours
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  • Ultimate far-north adventure into the icy Arctic Circle
  • Photo opportunities at the famous Arctic Circle sign
  • Views Yukon River, Trans-Alaska-Pipeline & possible wildlife
  • Spectacular night sky with potential to see Northern Lights
  • Scenic drive about 400 miles(644 km) of James Dalton Highway

Activity location

  • Arctic Circle Sign
    • Mile 155 James W. Dalton Highway
    • Coldfoot, Alaska, United States

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup
    • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedGuided tour to the Arctic Circle
  • What's includedWhat's includedHam or Veggie sandwiches, chips, snacks, and water
  • What's includedWhat's includedComplimentary hot drinks
  • What's includedWhat's includedRoundtrip transportation to and from your Fairbanks hotel in town
  • What's includedWhat's includedSouvenir Cross-the-Circle certificate
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedGratuity

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Maximum group size is 14 people per bus.
  • Please note this tour covers 400 miles (644 km) over 14 hours in a bus/van.
  • Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and can not be guaranteed. There is no refund if the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights can not be seen.
  • We do not pick up from Airbnbs or private residences.

What you can expect

Take advantage of your northern latitude during your stay in Fairbanks and venture even farther toward the pole on this adventure to the Arctic Circle. Soak up the scenery during the drive, enter the Arctic, and admire breathtaking nighttime views of the Northern Lights dancing over the waters of the Yukon River.

Leave Fairbanks in the early afternoon, getting picked up at your hotel in a comfortable van for the drive north. Cruise along the James Dalton Highway, made famous in the TV series “Ice Road Truckers,” as you begin your 400-mile or 644km circuit. Watch for moose, lynx, and fox in the natural habitat as you crisscross the tundra, and learn about the engineering of the Trans-Alaska-Pipeline as you get up close to this massive oil-transporting system.

After about 6 hours of driving, arrive at the Arctic Circle. Pose for photos in front of the landmark sign, and pick up your souvenir certificate before beginning the drive back south. Cross over the Yukon River and get out to stretch your legs alongside this storied waterway, watching the shimmering waves and luminous curtains of the aurora borealis prancing overhead. Continue your starlit journey south for an early morning arrival back in Fairbanks.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
Safety measures
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity location

    • Mile 155 James W. Dalton Highway
    • Coldfoot, Alaska, United States

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEHotel Pickup
    • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States