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From Fairbanks: Arctic Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

1. From Fairbanks: Arctic Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

Experience Alaska like you've never seen it before on a guided trip. Take a scenic drive along the famous and rugged Dalton Highway (well-known from the TV show Ice Road Truckers) to the Arctic Circle, where the summer nights are white and the winters dark. With exceptional guides, comfortable transportation, and personalized service, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime experience on this Alaskan trip. The travel itinerary is flexible to ensure you can take advantage of unique photo opportunities. The tour will incorporate many stops for your viewing pleasure. By the end of the tour, you can take a selfie or have your photo taken with your certificate stating that you have crossed the Arctic Circle. Seeing the Northern Lights is possible, but not guaranteed. Snacks (chips and granola bar) and bottled water are provided as part of this tour. You're welcome to bring your own lunch and drink items or you can spend 30 minutes (max) at a local grocery store along the way to grab any foods or drinks (costs not included).

Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

2. Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable experience of dog sledding Alaskan Huskies in Fairbanks. Listen to a local guide and musher talk about their four-legged family members, who are raised as puppies and cared for by this elite team. Take in the beautiful scenery while gliding across the snowy Alaskan landscape and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Fairbanks: Guided Ice Fishing Tour

3. Fairbanks: Guided Ice Fishing Tour

Experience a memorable day of ice fishing in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness, as you fish in the cozy environment of a heated cabin. Benefit from all of the equipment you will need for a fun day of fishing, as well as expert tips on how to catch and pull in a fish from the water. Keep yourself warm with complimentary hot cocoa and reindeer sausages to grill in the cabin. Enjoy the fruit of your labor as you eat the fish you have caught, and relax in the knowledge that the guide service practices sustainable fishing methods.

Chena Lake: Aurora Borealis Viewing & Ice Fishing Adventure

4. Chena Lake: Aurora Borealis Viewing & Ice Fishing Adventure

Get ready for a 5-hour adventure in Alaska’s winter wonderland. Travel to Chena Lake Recreation Area to go ice fishing and look for the aurora borealis (northern lights) from the comfort of a cozy heated cabin. Follow your guide to a heated cabin, your base for the expedition, to stay warm in the cold temperatures. The cabin comes with covers in the floors that are moved for perfect ice-fishing spots. Sip on hot cocoa and enjoy reindeer sausage served with bun, directly flown in from Anchorage to grill in the cabins while you ice fish. Receive all the necessary fishing gear from your guide. Get tips for catching and pulling in a fish from the ice-cold water. Once you catch a fish, enjoy a fish cookout, where you can eat the fish you caught. The tour practices sustainable fishing methods. You can keep 1 fish per participant for your guide to cook for lunch or you can take 1 fish home. The rest of the fish are released back into the lake to grow and for others to catch on another day. We target King Salmon, Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout, and Arctic Char.

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What people are saying about North Pole, Alaska

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 28 reviews

It was a very enjoyable ride on a beautiful day. It was a long day & that was expected. There were stops for bathroom breaks & stretching your legs along the way & also opportunities to view & take pictures of the spectacular landscape. Our guide, Dave was extremely knowledgeable & very personable & shared many tidbits of info along the way. Lunch was fun! The mosquitoes appear to rival ours in Minnesota. I have a whole new respect for the men & women who drive The Dalton regularly. We were quite surprised at how warm the weather was & thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The experience is unique and worth doing. Having lived in Sweden and having visited Iceland, visiting the Arctic Circle from Northern America, was a meaningful target. You get to see plenty of unusual landscapes. Jake is very knowledgeable and provided answers to all questions we had. Probably if the fly visitors on one direction would be a more efficient a way of doing this trip.

Our guide Ricky was very knowledgeable of the area. We had a good snack on the trip and excellent lunch (home made stew). And we had people from all over the world on our trip with us

Highlight of our vacation. Jimmy, our musher was “THE BEST”. Also went ice fishing with Clarence and had a blast.

Luther is great! He is very passionate about dog sledding. I learned so much from him.