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Arctic Ocean and Prudhoe Bay Adventure (Southbound)

Explore Alaska's Arctic, cross the Arctic Circle and the Yukon River and travel on the remote Dalton Highway.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a unique Alaska guided roadtrip by van exploring Alaska’s north along the Dalton Highway, one of the most remote roads anywhere in the world. You’ll fly from Fairbanks to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay. Then, enjoy a fully-guided van tour along the Dalton Highway. Alaska’s Dalton Highway is the state’s lifeline to the Arctic Circle and the Far North Region. Get a taste of the Gates of the Arctic National Park, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Brooks Range and Alaska’s North Slope! With rustic accommodations in Coldfoot and Deadhorse, you’ll sample how true Alaskan life is lived in the rural north.

What's Included
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Flight from Fairbanks to Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay)
  • Overland van transportation with driver/guide from Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) to Fairbanks
  • All taxes and fees
What's Not Included

Meals, optional excursions, and gratuities.

 

Tour Itinerary

Due to the tour's varying departure and arrival times, an overnight in Fairbanks before and after this tour are necessary.

Day 1
Fairbanks to Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay)

Fly from Fairbanks to Deadhorse across the Arctic Circle. On clear days, enjoy views of the Brooks Range and Arctic Ocean from the air. Deadhorse serves as the transportation and supply hub for the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and is the farthest north you can drive in the USA. Your guide will share insights about Arctic living and drive you to points of interest. On days when it is accessible, you will also visit the Arctic Ocean, where you can dip your toes in the shallows. Overnight Deadhorse.

Day 2
Deadhorse to Coldfoot Camp

In the morning, you start your guided overland journey on the Dalton Highway. Your experienced driver/guide will provide insight and information about Alaska’s Arctic. The Dalton Highway is also known locally as the Haul Road, or perhaps even more famous as the “Ice Road”, a trucker supply route to the North Slope oilfields. You will explore the amazing arctic tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain up close, where you can feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface. Your tour continues as you traverse the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and pass through the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Keep your eyes open for grizzly bears and caribou! Spectacular peaks and panoramic vistas make this journey a highlight. Travel time is approximately 8 hours this day including frequent stops. Overnight Coldfoot Camp.

Day 3
Coldfoot to Fairbanks - Crossing the Arctic Circle

Today, you will visit the historic gold mining community of Wiseman. After a walking tour of the outpost, continue southward along the Dalton Highway where you cross the Arctic Circle. Other stops in route to Fairbanks include the trading post at Joy, interesting geologic formations, and the mighty Yukon River. Today’s travel time is also approximately 8 hours including frequent stops. You will arrive in Fairbanks at approximately 8:00-9:00pm.

Note: Overnight accommodations for this program consist of very basic, clean rooms that are extremely rustic by urban standards. Rooms do NOT have private bathrooms. Toilets and shower stall facilities are located down the hall. Rooms have 2 twin size beds.

Tour Map

 

Dates & Rates

The tour departs on Tuesday and Friday.

To complete this reservation we will need for each person: Full name, including middle names as listed on identification; issuing country (passport) or state (driver's license), ID number; dates of birth, and body weight.

Please see important notes about the access of the oil field.

Program is available to book for 1 or 2 people per room. For larger parties or families with children, please contact us for pricing and availability.

Important Notes:

    • A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate!
    • Flight between Deadhorse and Fairbanks is in a smaller plane such as a Navajo.
    • Luggage restriction: Guests are limited to one bag per person (preferably soft-sided) with maximum weight of 10-15 pounds. Additional luggage can be stored in Fairbanks.
    • Accommodations: overnight accommodations for this program consist of very basic, clean rooms that are extremely rustic by urban standards.
    • The Arctic Ocean or Prudhoe Bay oil field may not be able to be accessed. If generally accessible, depending on the security regulations, foreign passport holders may not be able to access the Arctic Ocean and Prudhoe Bay oil field.
 

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