Winter Arctic Circle Northern Lights Fly and Drive

Fly above the Arctic Circle with nighttime road touring for aurora viewing.

  • Starting at: $459 / per person
  • Duration: 15 - 16 hours
  • Departure Time: 1:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday
  • Dates: September 20, 2017 - April 21, 2018 except Dec 25, Jan 1
  • Child Age: 6 year old minimum

Tour Overview

Enjoy an Alaska Northern Lights day tour with a small group into Alaska’s Arctic region by air and land. Fly from Fairbanks and land in Coldfoot, originally a mining camp but perhaps now more well known from Ice Road Truckers. Take a walk on the arctic tundra and prepare for your bus tour south which will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska’s arctic regions.

Return to Fairbanks with a ground tour on the rugged Dalton Highway. Along the way, you will see and learn about northland’s most famous waterway, the Yukon River and the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Stop along the Arctic Circle and receive an official certificate. Once the sky gets dark, make stops to scan the northern sky for the aurora borealis (northern lights). Tour departs from the East ramp of the Fairbanks airport.

Please note: At least half of the tour will be in the dark to look for the Northern Lights. Aurora viewing is dependent on weather and aurora activity.


What's Included

  • Flight from Fairbanks to Coldfoot
  • Guided Arctic ground tour
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals and transfers to and from your hotel.

Required at Booking

Body weights of each passenger.

Browse Dates & Rates

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

Starting at: $409 / per person

This 2-night Northern Lights Viewing package includes Aurora viewing and a guided tour of Fairbanks's main attractions. Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city and a hub for winter activity. This aurora viewing tour is great for visitors with limited time and works well in conjunction with our other winter tour itineraries.... Read More

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