Arctic Circle Northern Lights Overnight Adventure

Travel the famed ice road trucker route and cross the Arctic Circle.

Tour Code: 230CTA

Tour Overview

This 4-night Arctic Circle Northern Lights tour from Fairbanks is ideal for those Alaska travelers seeking a unique Northern Lights viewing adventure in Alaska’s Far North during the fall or winter seasons. Located above the Arctic Circle, a visit to Coldfoot offers unique winter outdoor activities and an excellent opportunity to see Alaska’s Northern Lights. You’ll journey north of Fairbanks by van on the famous Dalton Highway to Coldfoot, a rest stop for Alaska’s “Ice Road Truckers,” headed to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. Then fly from Coldfoot back to Fairbanks by small plane as you delight in scenic flightseeing over snowy winter landscapes.

What's Included
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Scheduled ground transfer from Fairbanks to Coldfoot
  • Scenic small plane flight from Coldfoot to Fairbanks
  • All taxes and fees
What's Not Included

Meals and gratuities.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Fairbanks Arrival

Arrive into Fairbanks on your own. Transfer from the airport by hotel shuttle or on your own. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 2
Fairbanks to Coldfoot

This morning, you will depart on an escorted small group program that takes you deep into Alaska’s Arctic. The full-day ground tour north is in the personalized comfort of a tour van (about 8 hours including frequent stops) and takes you along the rugged Dalton Highway and over the Arctic Circle to Coldfoot. Stops en route include the trading post at Joy, the Yukon River, and a ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle. An experienced driver/guide will provide insight and information about Alaska’s Arctic. Overnight in Coldfoot, rustic accommodations with shared bathrooms.

Day 3

Spend time experiencing Alaska’s Arctic with a variety of optional tours, such as an excursion farther north into to the Brooks Mountain Range along the Dalton Highway, or Aurora viewing in Wiseman (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight at Coldfoot Camp.

Day 4
Coldfoot to Fairbanks

Depart Coldfoot on a scenic small plane flight to Fairbanks. This tour can also operate in reverse with a flight to Coldfoot on Day 2 and a driving tour to Fairbanks today. Upon arrival in Fairbanks, transfer to your hotel by shuttle. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 5
Fairbanks Departure

You may have time this morning to sightsee. Take your hotel shuttle to the airport to meet your departing flight.

Tour Map


Dates & Rates

August 20 - September 16, 2024: Daily Departures

September 19, 2024 - April 19, 2025: Thursday and Saturday Departures Only

* For parties of 3 or more people, please inquire for rates. Minimum age for this program is 8 years!

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.


Reluctantly, our family returned from our trip to Alaska last Sunday.  We had a marvelous time all along the way!  Even though we kept up a steady pace from train to excursion to hotel to excursion to train, you had planned everything perfectly so that our connections all worked out very well.... Read more  

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