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.
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
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 Fly Drive Adventure - Northbound
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 on their own, or purchase a scenic float on the Middle Fork Koyukuk River or a flight of the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Travel to Coldfoot on a guided ground tour north from Fairbanks including the highlights along the Dalton Highway. You'll return the next day by air on a one-hour flight from Coldfoot!
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.
Gates of the Arctic Air Adventure
Fly north of Fairbanks, and land 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle at the community of Coldfoot in the Brooks Mountain Range. Today, this is the gateway to the Gates of the Arctic National Park. You'll get a brief orientation before continuing your journey by air inside Gates of the Arctic National Park before returning to Fairbanks. The trip departs daily at 7 pm, returning between 11:30 pm and midnight. This quick trip is perfect for National Park enthusiasts looking to visit all 8 of Alaska's National Parks but who are short on time.
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.
Prices & Dates
|Season||May - September|
|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|
|Gates of the Arctic Air Adventure // June 1 - August 31 | Daily | $599 per person | 7pm departure|