Cross the Arctic Circle, see the Northern Lights, and enjoy the landscape of a lifetime in Alaska's unspoiled wilderness. This full day trip will give you a taste of the best Alaska has to offer in a comfortable and pleasant tour.
What to Expect
Alaska is a land of constant change. On our full day together, you will have the chance to experience some of the best and most unique things that make your Alaska trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Beginning at 14.00, we will pick you up from your hotel. We venture up to the Arctic Circle (66.5622°) north of the Equator, where we have our pictures taken and receive a "Cross the Circle-Certificate." It is here that explorers have been venturing for centuries, drawn by the power our planet has to offer.
As we continue our day together, we will soon pass the Trans-Alaska-Pipeline. Here you can glance one of the world's largest pipelines, which stretches over 800 miles (1,287km). It is a crude oil pipeline privately owned by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, and here you will learn the engineering and building process of this epic land-crawling beast. Judge for yourself its impact on the landscape around it.
After the pipeline, we head straight for the banks of the mighty Yukon River. We walk right up to the edge of its banks, where we will gaze out over the beauty in front of us. From here, we head to the high plateau of Finger Mountain, where we will hopefully see moose, fox, bears, and perhaps even a mysterious lynx if we're lucky! Up on the mountain, we'll snack on sandwiches, sweets and hot drinks. Through the night, we will travel back to Fairbanks. Soon, if we're lucky, the Aurora Borealis appears. This natural light display is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms high in the atmosphere. The result is a breathtaking display of light that can be bright enough to read a newspaper by!
We drive through the night, gazing up at the spectacular Northern Lights, before arriving back in Fairbanks around 04.00.
- Sandwiches & Sweets
- Hot drinks
Know Before You Go
Please note that this tour is non-refundable unless the supplier cancels the service.