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Arctic Circle Journey Tour

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    What to Expect
    As you head north of Fairbanks and across the famous Dalton Highway, the heart of America's largest state becomes a wild land of untamed wilderness and wide open spaces. Comprising river valleys with moose, caribou, and other wildlife, the distant mountains of snow capped granite, the far north is a harsh land with dark, frozen winters and summers full of constant golden sunshine. It is a land of contrast, most accessible and safely visited during a specific, established window each year.

    Your visit to this quiet wilderness starts at 9 am during the spring and early summer and at 12 noon late in August. After being picked up from your Fairbanks-area hotel or vacation rental, you will meet your driver/guide for the day who will introduce his or herself to you and the rest of the group before leaving the town for your 12 hour trip. Your 15 passenger van may have up to 8 others on the trip, ensuring lots of space and personal attention as you head north beyond the interior. 

    Over the course of your day, you will pass by the White Mountains and over the Yukon River, passing natural barriers that separate the interior from the pristine boreal forest and wild back country that comprise the majority of the state. You will stop at notable landmarks for photos and further exploration as your guide teaches you the history of the road and the state and you search for the abundant wildlife native to the area. Although snacks and water will be provided, you will need to bring a sack lunch to compliment the items provided by your host. During August, the trip will run later in an effort to capture views of the Northern Lights, returning you three hours later than the normal drop off time of 9:00 pm to downtown Fairbanks for a your complimentary evening drop off back at your hotel or vacation rental.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers in the Fairbanks area hotels and B&B's.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 12-hour tour from Fairbanks and back along the Dalton Highway
    • Snacks and various beverages
    • Fully-narrated tour
    • Hotel pickup/drop-off from select Fairbanks locations
    Exclusions
    • Lunch (food enough for your party for the long day)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A MINIMUM of 2 people per booking is required. Viator/Tripadvisor should verify
    • A MINIMUM of 3 people booked per tour is required for the tour to operate
    • Solo travelers should verify with the tour provider prior to booking.
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking. Discounts provided for 5 or more. Must call service provider for details
    • Reminder that all tours beginning the 22nd of August will depart at 12AM (noon) and return by 12PM (midnight) for potential Aurora viewing opportunities.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Check your cell phone provider for service in Alaska. Double confirmation for your tour is normally done by text and then by calling.
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I took my father on this tour since he has never been beyond the arctic circle. I did a similar tour with a larger company many years ago and was bored to death. This time, I decided to go with SkyFire Tours because of their smaller group size. I was not disappointed. From
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Arctic Circle Journey Tour
    Responded 14 Oct. 2019
    Thank you for your kind words and for selecting SkyFire for your most recent adventure. Come back anytime.
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    Mr. Bill made the trip to the Arctic Circle a lot of fun and an educational experience. He told us many stories about the Alaska Pipeline, the Ice Road Truckers and many other anecdotes from his first hand knowledge of the reason. He was the consummate professional and great fun
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Arctic Circle Journey Tour
    Responded 11 Sep. 2019
    Enjoyed our day up the North road. More Alaskan adventure awaits your return.
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    We took the Arctic Circle tour that started with pickup at noon and ended at midnight in the hopes of seeing the Aurora Borealis on the way back. The trip to the Arctic Circle allowed us to see breath taking scenery. We stopped frequently for picture taking opportunities and
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Arctic Circle Journey Tour
    Responded 5 Sep. 2019
    Totally enjoyed my day with the sisters. Come back anytime for more Alaskan adventure.
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    This was the best tour I have ever been on. 12 hours flies by because you are laughing and talking with new friends. We saw incredible scenery on this small group tour. Mr. Bill was a fabulous host. The Northern Lights were out to top off our trip. If you only do 1 tour, do
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Arctic Circle Journey Tour
    Responded 5 Sep. 2019
    Enjoyed the laughter and time spent with your family. I look forward to your return for more Aurora in the future.
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    Excellent adventure. Mr, Bill is very personable and has a vast knowledge of the history of the area. It is a long, tough drive but he made it very enjoyable. Lots of good stories and personal interaction made for a great trip. I would highly recommend booking this tour with
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Arctic Circle Journey Tour
    Responded 28 Aug. 2019
    Had a wonderful day and journey with you all. Come back for more Alaskan Adventure.
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    By: SkyFire In Focus Tours
    madisonhines00
    Gainesville, Florida
    40
    SO amazing
    If you are wondering which lights tour you should pick- go with this one hands down. Mr. Bill is the most
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    Weddingparty2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    2521
    Best Value in Aurora Tours
    I chose SkyFire in Focus after reading dozens of Trip Advisor reviews. To chase an aurora is a gamble that Mother
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    skmamitag
    51
    Loved Aurora Northern Lights Photography!!
    My husband and I had just recently went to Fairbanks Alaska. We booked Aurora Northern Lights Photography. We have
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    choochootrain2
    Vilseck, Germany
    41
    Best tour ever
    Bill was very flexible and accommodating in all aspects of the tour from the pick up time to the drop off time. I
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    Xdu
    21
    Brilliant experences
    Mr. Bill is professional, responsible, and he is a great story teller to make whole trip interesting. Following
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    GavinPortland
    2516
    Well run tour that delivered
    Mr. Bill was very professional and his equipment top notch. He had us leave early to escape the clouds and took
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    mlhaupt11
    Denver, Colorado
    42
    No Northern Lights, No Pay
    Mr. Bill, the owner, tried to get us out to see the northern lights three different nights during our recent visit
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    Gabriel M
    10
    Great experience
    Mr. Bill was awesome since day one we had communication he always help me to try to get me there exactly the day
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    Marshall J
    52
    Best Aurora Photo Tour
    Scheduled an Aurora photography tour with SkyFire for early in the week. Mr. Bill contacted us to say the
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    Kymkymkym
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    3014
    Great experience from an incredible host!
    I made a last minute booking and Bill was kind enough to accommodate. And I'm so glad I went! He was such a fun
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