Northern Alaska Tour Company Arctic & Arctic Circle Tours

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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.

Tour Options

Arctic Circle Fly / Drive Adventure

This 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.

Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

A large wooden sign that says "Arctic Circle".

Take your photo by the famous Arctic Circle sign.

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.

Arctic Circle Air Adventure

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.

Arctic Circle Brooks Range Adventure

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.

Arctic Ocean Adventure

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.

What to Bring

  • Dress for comfort. Wear comfortable, walking-type shoes that can get a bit soiled in the event of rain, dress in layers, and bring a warm, medium-weight jacket.
  • During spring (mid-May to mid-June) and fall (mid-August to early September), bring a warm cap and gloves or mittens.

Getting There

3820 University Ave South
Fairbanks, AK 99709

By Car: Located on the East Ramp of the Fairbanks International Airport. The terminal for Northern Alaska Tour Company can be found at 3820 University Avenue, just beyond the Flight Control Tower

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May - Septemeber
Duration Half Day to Multi-Day Excursions
Rates Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Adventure // April 22 - May 20 | Sun/Tues/Fri | $379 per person | 1pm departure
Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Adventure // May 21 to June 17 | $459 per person | 5:30am departure, $409 per person | 1pm departure
Arctic Circle Fly/Drive Adventure // June 18 to Sept 17 | $479 per person | 5:30am departure, $429 per person | 1pm departure
Fall Arctic Circle Aurora Fly & Drive Adventure // Aug 21 - Sept 18 | $489 per person | 13 hrs | departs 1:00 pm
Original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure // May 21 - June 17 | $179 per person
Original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure // June 18 - Aug 20 | $199 per person
Original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure // Aug 21 - Sept 18 | $219 per person
Arctic Circle Air Adventure // May 15 - Sep 15, and 1-3 times per week early May & late September | $509 | 7am departure in June - August Only
Arctic Circle Air Adventure // May 10 - Sep 30, and 1-3 times per week early May & late September | $589 | 1pm departure
Arctic Circle Air Adventure // May 15 - Sep 15, and 1-3 times per week early May & late September | $489 | 7pm departure
Arctic Ocean Adventure // May 28 to June 17; Tuesday, Friday (Southbound) | $1039 per person based on double occupancy
Arctic Ocean Adventure // June 18 to September 7; Tuesday, Friday (Southbound) | $1139 per person based on double occupancy
Arctic Ocean Adventure // May 26 to June 17; Sunday, Wednesday (Northbound) | $1239 per person based on double occupancy
Arctic Ocean Adventure // June 18 to September 5; Sunday, Wednesday (Northbound) | $1339 per person based on double occupancy

Northern Alaska Tour Company Arctic & Arctic Circle Tours