Arctic Circle - Fly Drive Adventure
Operates Daily – May 22 – Aug 20
Hotel transfer pick-up: 12:15pm Departure 1:00pm – Return between 1:00am and 2:00am
Tour operates as independent tour
(4 persons minimum) The tour is subject to cancellation if the minimum required is not met
Call for prices: 800-624-7718
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.
• Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Mountain Range. The flight provides an aerial view of the vast Alaska wilderness.
• Ground tour south on the Dalton Highway made famous during the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline.
• Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
• Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface.
• Experience the mighty Yukon River. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland’s most famous waterway and learn of the river’s storied past.
• View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline.
• Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post, situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska.
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.
Guest safety is our foremost priority. Guides are licensed to operate commercial vehicles. Tour vehicles are CB radio and satellite phone equipped.
Weather conditions always dictate safe flight altitude. At times it is necessary to fly above cloud cover, thus reducing or even eliminating aerial visibility.
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 convenience. On rare occasions, weather or other uncontrollable circumstances may
require alteration/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 and dress in layers. In May and
September bring a warm jacket, gloves, headwear, and a water/windproof outer garment.
At the time of reservation, please provide the correctly spelled first and last names of each person in the tour party. Each name provided will appear on an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
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.
Northern Alaska Tour Company guides are highly trained Alaskans who are able to share their unique understanding of Alaska with you based on their
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 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.
At the time of reservation, please provide the individual weight of each member of the tour party. The weight is required for proper balance of aircraft
used for the flight portion of the tour.
WEIGHT LIMIT: Guests are limited to 5—10 pounds per person. Guests with luggage over 10 may be asked to leave items in storage.
The tour is typically 12 to 13 hours in length. Approximately 7 to 8 hours are spent in the tour vehicle, and 1 hour is spent in the aircraft. The remaining time is spent exploring the sights. The tour departs Fairbanks by ground at 5:30 am and returns by air approximately around 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Due to rapidly changing weather conditions in Alaska’s Arctic it is not unusual for afternoon flight, departure time to be delayed from 15 minutes to over an hour. Guest safety is our foremost priority and potential delays are simply an unavoidable aspect of flying in Alaska’s Arctic.
The tour price includes guided ground tour, air transportation, and Arctic Circle Certificate. Lunch is NOT included in the tour price. Guests may bring
their own bag lunch or purchase a sack lunch at the Yukon River.
Northern Alaska Tour Company strives to provide a personalized touring 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. The flight portion of the tour is typically conducted in 8-passenger to 19-
passenger twin-engine aircraft.
Guest seating is rotated throughout the day. Thus, each guest is provided with a variety of different viewing perspectives and the opportunity to interact