Arctic Circle

Barrow, Prudhoe Bay, Caribou, Musk Oxen, Deadhorse & Coldfoot

Alaska’s Arctic region and the Arctic Circle is a vast, mostly undeveloped part of America’s “Last Frontier”. Herds of caribou numbering in the thousands migrate across the tundra and residents of Alaska Native villages live life much as they did hundreds of years ago. Arctic tours take visitors off the beaten path to experience this beautiful and rugged region and to learn more about Alaska’s traditional cultures.

Most Alaska tours into the Arctic region include a ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle, and several offer the chance to dip your toe in the Arctic Ocean. Driving tours up the 400-mile gravel road known as the Dalton Highway stop in Coldfoot and Deadhorse, two of the nation’s northernmost truck stops, en route to the oilfields at Prudhoe Bay. Along the way, you’ll pass by millions of acres of federally protected wilderness including Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife viewing is excellent and features species you’re unlikely to see in the wild anywhere else in Alaska, including frequent sightings of caribou and musk oxen.
Tours to the Arctic are available for a day or multiple days, on escorted or independent bus tours. Departures are available from Fairbanks or Anchorage. Several of our Arctic tours feature a drive up the famous “Haul Road,” or Dalton Highway, all the way to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and the Arctic Ocean. Overnight tours feature the Dalton Highway drive experience along with a stay in Barrow, the largest Inupiaq Eskimo community in the United States. Our Nome tour departs Anchorage via plane and includes tours featuring the gold-rush community’s scenery, history and wildlife viewing. You can even experience the Arctic as part of a comprehensive, 11-day statewide tour package with travel via the Alaska Railroad as well as a fly/drive segment to Barrow, Prudhoe Bay, Deadhorse and Coldfoot.

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Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1250 / per person

Bettles Lodge is a remote and beautiful Alaska wilderness lodge, rustic in style yet modern in terms of its facility, built originally in 1948 and located 35 miles north of the Arctic... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $489 / per person

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** Fly north from Fairbanks on a one-hour evening flight to above Alaska’s Arctic Circle. Land along the Yukon River at the Athabaskan... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $989 / per person

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** This Alaska day tour from Fairbanks to Barrow takes a small group of travelers on a scenic flight by small plane. The 9-passenger planes... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1090 / per person

Alaska’s Bettles Lodge is a remote, beautiful, simple yet comfortable facility built originally in 1948, located 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle and easily reached from... Read more.