This is your chance to experience the Arctic. Vast wilderness, fascinating cultures, unique animals-there's simply nothing like crossing the line that marks the top of the world. All of Northern Alaska Tour Company's excursions focus on creating an experience that results in each guest coming away from the experience in Alaska's Arctic with a deep understanding and appreciation of the natural history and cultural heritage of the region.
The Arctic Circle Fly / Drive Adventure is the most popular one-day tour, offering visitors a chance to experience Alaska's Arctic both by air and by guided ground tour. A one-hour flight north of Fairbanks provides guests an aerial view of the vast wilderness below, landing in the town of Coldfoot, nestled in the Brooks Mountain Range. The rest of the day is spent with a guide who shares the story of the Arctic as you work your way south back into Fairbanks. 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. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post in the rural community of Joy, Alaska.
For the ultimate Native culture experience, visitors can take the Arctic Circle Native Culture Adventure. This experience has all the highlights of an Arctic Circle Fly/ Drive Adventure, plus a visit to the Nunimuit Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk Pass. This community of 300 is nestled in the heart of the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and circled by the Gates of the Arctic National Park.
For guests who prefer to keep both feet on the ground, the Arctic Circle Drive Adventure provides a full-day, round-trip guided ground journey from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle. Guests spend the day with an informative guide exploring the wonders of the Alaskan Arctic.
For visitors who have a limited time, the Arctic Circle Air Adventure is a quick, 5-hour hit of the Arctic. Guests fly one hour north from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, nestled in the Brooks Mountain Range. Once on the ground a guide meets the guests and shares with them the golden history of the Koyukuk Gold region and what life is like year-round in this northern region.
You can stay overnight in Coldfoot, Alaska on an Arctic Circle Brooks Range Adventure. This two-day experience provides free time for visitors to explore the Brooks Mountain Range by foot on a guided hike, with a scenic float on the Middle Fork Koyukuk River, or on a flight of the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Travel to Coldfoot is by a one-hour flight from Fairbanks and the return on day two includes all the highlights of a guided ground tour south on the Dalton Highway.
Get the ultimate Arctic experience. Discover the entire region on a 3-day Arctic Ocean Adventure. Two full days are spent with a knowledgeable guide sharing the story of Alaska's Arctic between Fairbanks and the Arctic Ocean along the Dalton Highway. A third day is spent traveling out to the Arctic Ocean and flying between Prudhoe Bay and Fairbanks.
No experience necessary. No minimum age requirement, but small children may get restless on the longer tours.