Operates – Daily
May 21 – Sept 17
6:30 am Departure - Return between 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
(TRANSFER FROM HOTEL 5:45 AM)
Includes: Tour, Extra Night Hotel at the Westmark, all transfers.
Meals not included unless specified in Tour.
Tour operates as independent tour
Note* Tour not available for Cruise date – September 7
(4 person minimum)
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Arctic Alaska’s Arctic is one of the last great wilderness regions on earth. It is a remote, wild, and sparsely populated land of vast wilderness expanses. Today’s Arctic Circle Adventure® will be unlike previous travel you have encountered. Experiencing the expansive landscapes and fascinating cultures unique to Alaska’s Arctic requires braving travel along the rugged Dalton Highway through remote country where the amenities common in today’s modern world are rare or nonexistent. Travel in Alaska’s Arctic is always an adventure. Northern Alaska Tour Company prides itself in its reputation for providing a high-quality travel experience which “smoothes out” the “rough edges” of travel in Alaska’s Arctic. Yet it is the spirit of you the adventurer which is unquestionably the key to making the most of today’s travel experience. Travel in Alaska’s Arctic is not for everyone. If you are young at heart, adventurous, have a desire to learn, to explore new territories, and to seek out new experiences, then the rustic aspects of traveling in Alaska’s Arctic will be of little consequence to you. You are certain to come away from today’s experience with a deeper understanding of the culture, greater appreciation of the natural history, and wonderful memories of time spent in Alaska’s Arctic.
5:45 am Hotel transfer pick-up
6:30 am Depart Fairbanks on guided ground tour. Arctic Circle Trading Post. Outhouse restroom facilities available.
11:30 am Arrive Yukon River.
Restroom facilities available.
Lunch on your own. Sack lunch available for purchase.
Arctic Circle. Outhouse restroom facilities available.
5:00 pm Arrive Yukon River. Restroom facilities available.
Dinner on your own. Meals available for
purchase at the Yukon River.
Arctic Circle Trading Post. Outhouse
restroom facilities available.
10:30pm- Arrive Fairbanks for transfer to hotel,
The above is only intended to provide an approximate tour itinerary. The exact schedule of each tour varies day-to-day and is dictated by the interests of the group and unique events of the day not by a rigid pre-set itinerary.
SAFETY IN THE WILDERNESS
It is important that travelers with Northern Alaska Tour Company understand that Alaska’s Arctic is a truly remote wilderness region. Traveling through vast wilderness stretches requires adequate time and preparation. Weather or mechanical factors, albeit infrequent, can result in multi-hour delays. Medical facilities are limited. Limited communication and transportation infrastructure inherently cause evacuation for illness or other emergency situations to take, at the very best, several hours to conduct. For this reason, travelers to this region should be of reasonable health and physical condition.
At the time of reservation, please provide the correctly spelled first and last names of each person in the party for their official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
The tour is typically 16 to 17 hours in length. Approximately 11 to 12 hours are spent in the tour vehicle. The remaining time is spent exploring the sights. The tour departs Fairbanks at 6:30 am and returns between 10:30 and 11:30 pm.
The tour price includes guided ground tour and Arctic Circle Certificate. Meals are NOT included in the tour price. Guests may bring their own or purchase meals at the Yukon River. For lunch, sack lunches are available to purchase to eat at the Yukon River or on the tour vehicle. Dinner is also available to purchase inside the Yukon River Camp Café. Options range from cheeseburgers to salmon, halibut, or steak.
The inside of the vehicle is maintained as a smoke-free environment. There are numerous opportunities to smoke outside the tour vehicle along the tour route. At the time of reservation, please provide the correctly spelled first and last names of each person in the party for their official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
Guest safety is our foremost priority Guides are licensed to operate commercial vehicles. Tour vehicles are CB radio and satellite phone equipped.
Gratuities Policy: As with other service industries tips are not required but are used to reward guides for a job well done. Standard tip amounts for a tour range from:
$10.00+ per guest for excellent service to
$0.00 per guest for poor service.
PLEASE NOTE: Guest safety always takes precedence over guest convenience. On rare occasions, weather or other uncontrollable circumstances may require alteration or cancellation of a portion or all of the scheduled tour itinerary.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress for comfort, not to impress. Wear comfortable walking-type shoes that can get a bit soiled in the event of rain. Dress in layers, and bring a medium-weight jacket.
Northern Alaska Tour Company strives to provide a personalized travel experience. Touring is done in small groups utilizing a 25-passenger tour coach. Occasionally a 10-passenger van is used for smaller groups or special circumstances.
Northern Alaska Tour Company guides are highly-trained Alaskans who are able to share their unique understanding of Alaska with you based on their own personal experiences. We are confident that you will find the level of service provided by your guide to be as high or higher than you have
ever before experienced.
Northern Alaska Tour Company guides are highly-trained Alaskans who are able to share their unique understanding of Alaska with you based on their own personal experiences. We are confident that you will find the level of service provided by your guide to be as high or higher than you have ever before experienced. In the event the tour vehicle is not equipped with a restroom, frequent rest stops are made along the tour route. The longest time period between stops is approximately 2 1/2 hours.
Guest seating is rotated throughout the day. Thus, each guest is provided with a variety of different viewing perspectives and the opportunity to interact with others on the bus.