Winter Arctic Circle Flight and Driving Tour Experience

Winter Arctic Circle Flight and Driving Tour Experience
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$409
Duration: 12 hours
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Description

Discover winter in Alaska’s Arctic! Experience for yourself the legendary hospitality and authentic interpretation that made the original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure famous. Begin your journey with a small plane flight north across the Arctic Circle to a landing strip along the Dalton Highway at Coldfoot.  Travel south on the famed Dalton Highway. View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the mighty Yukon River. Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.

Begin your day with a brief tour orientation to set the stage for your adventure in Alaska's Arctic. A large map is used to share with you whre you will be travelling and what the highlights are along the way.

Fly north in a Piper Navajo Cheiftain and experience the remote air ways of Alaska's Arctic.  All guests will have window seats on this flight north.  

Upon landing in Coldfoot, a remote outpost along the Dalton Highway in the Brooks Mountain Range, meet a guide who will share with you the history of this region.  Learn of the historic past of Coldfoot and the present day life at this northern truck stop.  Guests will have time to purchase a hot meal before heading south.


During your journey your guide will share with you the story of Alaska's Arctic throughout the day both while you are in motion and at the various stops throughout the day. The final number of stops and length of stops will vary since it is a tour. For your comfort and safety the guide will operate at a speed on the Dalton Highway appropriate for the weather and road conditions.

Throughout the day the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline will shadow your journey and the guide will make a stop to take pictures and to explain in detail the history and the workings of this engineering marvel.

Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. For many, this is the reason to take the journey and your guide is sure to make it a memorable stop. This stop will take place at approximately 6:00 pm. But not to worry, the guide still has a wealth of information they will share on the southbound journey.

Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of the river's stored past. Depending on the time of winter you visit you may have the opportunity to walk out on the frozen river and learn of its important role in village life along its route.

While the amazing arctic tundra will be covered with snow and/or ice the guide will still make a stop for you to take picture and to learn about the flora and fauna of the region. They will explain the science of the tundra but they will also invite you to reach in to the earth and touch the veins of ice just below the surface.

A highlight of travelling in Alaska's Arctic this time of year can be the incredible images the low level of light will make on the snow and ice. The sun sits low on our southern horizon during the winter months but does provide light during the day.

Discover winter in Alaska’s Arctic! Experience for yourself the legendary hospitality and authentic interpretation that made the original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure famous. Begin your journey with a small plane flight north across the Arctic Circle to a landing strip along the Dalton Highway at Coldfoot.  Travel south on the famed Dalton Highway. View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the mighty Yukon River. Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.