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From Fairbanks: Yukon Northern Lights Full-Day Trip

4.6 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours

From Fairbanks: Yukon Northern Lights Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours
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From US$ 288 per person

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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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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is provided from all major hotels in Fairbanks within city limits. Please provide your Fairbanks hotel name during the booking process.


  • 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.
  • Pickup and drop-of from major hotels in town (not Airbnbs or private residences)
  • Sandwiches and sweets
  • Hot drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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
  •  This tour does not provide pickup and drop-off from Airbnbs or other private accommodation only major hotels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Above all, the guide was very friendly. Sincere. The work ethic was outstanding. I was wondering if the person who wanted to see the aurora was a guide or us because I was carrying the participant back and forth until 3 am to show the aurora. :-)

December 30, 2016

September 6, 2021

A great journey, the leader is very kind. It is a pity that the sky is not beautiful, and the aurora is not seen.

March 8, 2020

Product ID: 12802