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Nome & the Bering Land Bridge by Car

Explore three amazing roads in three days, highly recommended for travelers desiring unusual off-the-beaten-track experiences.

Tour Code: 212CTA

Tour Overview

Visit the fascinating and historic town of Nome, Alaska, near the Arctic Circle on the Bering Sea coastline and Nome-Bering Land Bridge on a 3-day self-drive itinerary by car. Alaska’s history is everywhere. Take day trips to nearby towns including the tiny subsistence village of Teller, where traditional Alaska Native cultures thrive. Pilgrim Springs and Council are also fascinating destinations. You’ll discover old roadhouses from past decades along well maintained gravel roads and even Wyatt Earp’s original cabin may be found in Dexter. Your hotel is comfortable and a perfect base for three nights. Around the world, Nome made its name as a “wild west” tent city during the the Alaska Gold Rush and is also famous as the finish line for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, the epic 1,000-mile Alaska dog sledding race. With round-the-clock Midnight Sun daylight during the summer, you can set your own schedule for wildlife viewing around Alaska’s Far North region while you explore Alaska’s “last frontier” where gold prospectors can still be seen working sluice boxes on Nome’s beaches. Nome is located in a beautiful sub-arctic region of mountains, tundra, and remote valleys. Alaska birders will find the region rich in rare and unusual species and outdoor enthusiasts will love the nature and pristine environment of this area. Animal lovers may see musk ox, moose, and caribou.

What's Included
  • Round trip scheduled flights Anchorage to Nome
  • 3 days SUV rental vehicle with unlimited mileage
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Dredge Nr. 7 (located outside of the town of Nome, perfect for exploring the area)
  • All taxes and fees
What's Not Included

Meals, transfers in Anchorage and Nome, optional excursions, gratuity. Car rental coverage (such as LDW or additional liability), additional driver fees and gas.

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Anchorage to Nome

Transfer on your own to the Anchorage Airport in the early morning. Around 7:30am, depart Anchorage on a scheduled flight to Nome. Upon arrival in Nome take a taxi (on your own) to the vehicle rental location to pick up your SUV vehicle and start touring! Drive north to Teller, through the sub-arctic country and the Kigluaik Mountains. Teller is a fascinating traditional village where Native handicrafts may be purchased from the local people. Overnight in Nome.

Day 2
Nome

Spend the day touring the Nome – Council Highway that follows the coastline of the Bering Sea. Looking west on a clear day, you can see the Russian coast just across the Bering Strait. The highway ends at the Niukluk River, near the tiny settlement of Council. Overnight in Nome.

Day 3
Nome

Summer in these latitudes brings around-the-clock daylight; drive day or night in sunlight! Traveling the Nome – Taylor highway takes you north through Kigluaik Mountains to Kougarok. Plan to visit Salmon Lake or Pilgrim Hot Springs for a picnic en route. The raw beauty of the land is waiting to be experienced; no other self-drive tour captures this magic. Recommended highly for birding enthusiasts and nature lovers. Overnight in Nome.

Day 4
Nome to Anchorage

“There is no place like Nome” as the locals say! In the early morning, drop off your rental vehicle today before departing on a scheduled return flight to Anchorage. (Flight departure from Nome typically is around 12:45pm.)

NOTES: 1) Roads: All roads are gravel roads but well maintained. In the spring during the breakup and after heavy rain fall, roads can be rougher than usual. 2) Rental vehicle: Valid driver's license and credit card required for car rental in Nome. Rental vehicles may not appear to be the usual quality as elsewhere, but are reliable and well maintained. 3) Accommodation: The included accommodation is located outside of Nome. It is located on the Teller Highway approx. 1.5 to 2 miles from the Nome airport and offers travelers a unique experience.

Tour Map

 

Dates & Rates

To complete this reservation we will need for each person: Full name including middle name(s), gender, and date of birth.


Prices for 3 or more people or families with children are on request. Please contact us.

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.

 

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