Day trip

From Fairbanks: Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Tour

4.7 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Alaska Wildlife Guide LLC
Day trip

From Fairbanks: Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Tour

Activity provider: Alaska Wildlife Guide LLC
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From US$ 260 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on a guided tour, see the Northern Lights, and witness the landscape of Alaska’s untouched wilderness.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Fairbanks and North Pole hotels.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Drive along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which stretches over 800 miles
  • See the mighty Yukon River Bridge
  • Keep an eye out and try to spot local wildlife
  • Look way up and take a chance to see the northern lights
Full description

Experience Alaska like you have never seen it before while enjoying a scenic drive and narration from your expert guide. Travel along the famous and rugged Dalton Highway (well-known from the TV show Ice Road Truckers) to the Arctic Circle.

Hear about how the summer nights are white and the winter dark. Take a selfie or have your photo taken with your certificate to mark your crossing of the Arctic Circle. Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience comfortable transportation and personalized service.

Enjoy a flexible travel itinerary to ensure guests can take advantage of unique photo opportunities. The tour will incorporate many stops for your viewing pleasure. Please note that seeing wildlife or the Northern Lights is not guaranteed.

  • Pick up from hotels within the Fairbanks or North Pole city limits
  • Sandwiches and snacks
  • Hot beverages
  • Certificate for Crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 9 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Thermal clothing

Know before you go

  • Seeing the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed
  • A minimum number of guests is required for the tour to run and if the minimum is not reached and the tour is canceled, you will receive a full refund
  • Pickup is not provided form the airport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Tony was awesome! He was very patient with our group and all the photo ops. We stopped at the pipeline, Dalton Hwy sign, several great photo ops, saw 3 bears, a special friend Frank, coyote, and a porcupine. The northern lights did not disappoint. We stopped 2x to take photos...even saw them dancing!

August 30, 2022

Who would have thought I could say a 15hr van ride with 9 strangers on a supremely bumpy road, was fun?! It was awesome! All the stops were well timed, informative, and beautiful. The guide, Jake, was knowledgeable, and skilled at navigating the Dalton. And even though the clouds were there,he showed us it was possible to see the Northern Lights burning through in some places. The skies did clear up some on the drive back, and even though it was 3am, our guide still made sure to stop where he could so we could all get out and look up. Had a great time and 10/10 would do again.

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August 30, 2021

I highly recommend. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable with much experience driving the Dalton highway, which was reassuring since it is so dangerous to drive. We took various stops along the way to the Arctic Circle and then stopped again afterwards for the northern lights. The visibility reading was low, but we still saw the lights since it was a clear night and they were beautiful and like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I also highly recommend looking out the window during the car ride back after stopping to see the lights because I saw more lights in the car after we stopped and the they were more impressive too. Plus, you have to added benefit of not freezing outside.

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January 14, 2021

Product ID: 66574