Begin your day meeting your informative, friendly Alaskan guide who is certain to make the day a memorable one. Prior to departure take part in a brief tour orientation to set the stage for your adventure in Alaska's Arctic. Meals are not included; however, you are more than welcome to bring along your own food or know we will make a quick stop at a grocery store on the way out of town.
Head north in the personalized comfort of our tour coaches and vans. The guide will share with you the story of Alaska's Arctic throughout the day both while you are in motion and at the various stops throughout the day. The final number of stops and length of stops will vary since it is a tour. For your comfort and safety the guide will operate at a speed on the Dalton Highway appropriate for the weather and road conditions.
As you make your way out of town you will begin to learn the history of the gold rush and what brought early pioneers to Interior Alaska.
Throughout the day the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline will shadow your journey and the guide will make a stop to take pictures and to explain in detail the history and the workings of this engineering marvel.
Begin travel on the rugged Dalton Highway, the solitary land route of Alaska's Arctic wilderness. The Dalton Highway begins 84 miles out of Fairbanks.
Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of the river's stored past. Depending on the time of winter you visit you may have the opportunity to walk out on the frozen river and learn of its important role in village life along its route.
While the amazing arctic tundra will be covered with snow and/or ice the guide will still make a stop for you to take picture and to learn about the flora and fauna of the region. They will explain the science of the tundra but they will also invite you to reach in to the earth and touch the veins of ice just below the surface.
Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. For many, this is the reason to take the journey and your guide is sure to make it a memorable stop. This is the turnaround point for the day and will take place at approximately 6:00 pm. But not to worry, the guide still has a wealth of information they will share on the southbound journey.
A highlight of traveling in Alaska's Arctic this time of year can be the incredible images the low level of light will make on the snow and ice. The sun sits low on our southern horizon during the winter months but does provide light during the day.