1. United States
  2. Alaska
  3. Fairbanks
  4. Arctic Circle, Alaska

Full Day Adventure - Northern Lights, Yukon, Arctic Circle

Product ID: 12802
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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.
About this activity
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Duration: 14 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from Fairbanks. Please confirm your accommodation details during the booking process.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the best Alaska has to offer on this one day tour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle, and receive your very own "Cross the Circle-Certificate"
  • Observe the sprawling Trans-Alaska-Pipeline and decide for yourself its impact on the landscape around it
  • Be amazed by the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on your evening drive back to Fairbanks
Full description
Alaska is a land of constant change. On this full day tour, 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 1 PM, get picked up from your hotel and venture up to the Arctic Circle (66.5622°) north of the Equator, where you can have your pictures taken and receive a "Cross the Circle-Certificate." It is here that explorers have been venturing for centuries, drawn by the power the planet has to offer.

As you continue your day, 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, head straight for the banks of the mighty Yukon River. Walk right up to the edge of its banks, where you will gaze out over the beauty in front of you. From here, head to the high plateau of Finger Mountain, where you will hopefully see moose, fox, bears, and perhaps even a mysterious lynx if you're lucky! Up on the mountain, snack on sandwiches, sweets and hot drinks. Through the night, 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!

Drive through the night, gazing up at the spectacular Northern Lights, before arriving back in Fairbanks around 3 AM.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Sandwiches & Sweets
  • Hot drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is non-refundable unless the supplier cancels the service
• The Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and can not be guaranteed; there is no refund if the Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights do not appear
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Product ID: 12802