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Itinerary
Start your Arctic tour by making your way to the East Ramp Airport in Fairbanks to meet your guide in the early morning.

Travel by car between landmarks along the famous Dalton Highway, stopping regularly to stretch your legs while taking in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, Arctic Circle Sign, and the rural community of Joy, Alaska. Bring your own food for lunch or purchase a meal at the Yukon River Camp.

Expect to arrive at Coldfoot and the Brooks Mountain Range in the late afternoon. Have time to check out Coldfoot Camp before you catch your flight back to Fairbanks, which takes about one hour on a twin-engine plane with a window seat for unobstructed views of the landscape. 

Your tour ends with touchdown in Fairbanks around 6pm.
Locations visited
Northern Alaska Tour Company
Arctic Circle Trading Post
Overview
Travel by land and air round-trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on this comprehensive full-day tour of Alaska's Arctic. Begin with a drive along the Dalton Highway and landmarks such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, Arctic Circle Sign, and Brooks Mountain Range. Learn from your guide about the region’s history and wildlife, then return by twin-engine plane from Coldfoot to complete your Arctic tour.
Highlights
  • Travel from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle for a day of Arctic exploration
  • Photograph the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, and Arctic Circle Sign
  • See more of Alaska's Arctic tundra on a tour by car and airplane
  • Get a guaranteed window seat on the plane and sweeping aerial views
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great way to get to the Arctic Circle

A friend and I took this trip, an extended drive in a comfortable van up to Coldfoot with a one hour flight back to Fairbanks. We were gone from 5am to about 4pm, all in. The time went by fast, with our guide Ryan peppering...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Bruce M for joining Ryan on your Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure. So glad you were able to achieve your Arctic swim! We appreciate your recommendation and wish you a happy fall! Kathy

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great trip to the Arctic and back

We did the afternoon fly/drive adventure, flying up at 1300 and returning by tour bus on the Dalton Highway. Tim, the tour bus driver, was outstanding with steady commentary on history, technology, geology, botany, wildlife, and stories of life in Alaska for something like ten...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SteveA2220fromAlaskabana for joining Tim on your Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure. So glad you enjoyed the trip -- so much to see and learn and so little time! We would love to have you come back and see and experience more. Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Definitely worth your time and money.

Its a really long tour (12 hrs), but the time flew by. We drove to Coldfoot camp and stopped at various spots to look at Pipeline, Yukon river, Arctic Circle and then flew back to Fairbanks. The driver who is also the guide is amazing!...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear Anshika G we are so glad you enjoyed your time on the Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure. Yes it is a full day but as you discovered so many things to do and see the time does fly. So glad you enjoyed it and...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Fly into Coldfoot and drive back to Fairbanks, crossing the Artic Circle

Wonderful trip flying to Coldfoot and then driving back to Fairbanks. We had to delay our trip one day due to weather and the staff was very efficient and accommodating to reschedule us the next day. Rachel was our guide on the way back. She...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you TravelRNwhileIcan for joining Rachel on the Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure. So glad you enjoyed your time with her as well as the pilots -- who of course got you safely to Coldfoot. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks

Definitely a must-do if you've never been to northern Alaska! Take a one-hour plane ride from Fairbanks to Coldfoot while viewing the Yukon River from above. Then take a seven hour drive back to Fairbanks with a knowledgable guide like Joe Wagner, who knows just...More

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NorthernAKTourCo, Guest Relations Manager at Northern Alaska Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you maddy1142017 for your "must-do" recommendation. We appreciate your evaluation of your experience and are glad you choose Northern Alaska Tour Company for your Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure. Best wishes for a great summer! Kathy

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Response from Cori G | Reviewed this property |
I would say no but we were in a van for about 6 hours and we flew home. If your child can't sit in a car for a long time I would not recommend it. They also might find it boring at times. We flew out of Coldfoot so we didn't... More
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For the trip I took it began at their offices at a small airfield then we drove up to Cold foot. When we flew back we landed at their airfield. Our hotel picked us up from the office/airfield after it was over. So I am not... More
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