Winter Season: Arctic Circle Northern Lights Driving Adventure

Explore frozen landscapes and scan the night sky for the aurora borealis.

  • Starting at: $319-359 / per person
  • Duration: 18 - 19 hours
  • Departure Time: 9:45am
  • Dates: September 20, 2022 - April 21, 2023
  • Child Age: 6 years old minimum

Tour Overview

This day tour from Fairbanks in the winter transports you on a guided road trip up the Dalton Highway into the Alaskan Arctic. As you depart Fairbanks, you drive alongside the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Then, walking on the Arctic tundra will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska’s Arctic Region. You’ll then drive all the way north to the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Certificate. On the way back to Fairbanks, marvel at the scenic beauty of Alaska and Canada’s famous waterway, the Yukon River. Stop in Joy Alaska at the Arctic Circle trading post to scan the darkened skies for the Northern Lights.

Please note: this Arctic Circle Northern Lights Driving Tour in the Winter returns to Fairbanks in the middle of the night (between 3:30 am and 4:30 am) in order to maximize your opportunities for viewing the Northern Lights. At least half of this tour’s duration will be spent at night looking for the Northern Lights.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip transportation from Fairbanks
  • Guided tour to Arctic Circle
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals and transfers to the Fairbanks Airport departure point.

Special Terms

A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate. Children must be 6 years old to participate in this tour.

Please note that aurora viewing is dependent on weather and aurora activity. Refunds due to poor or no visibility are not available.

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