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Alaska Arctic Tours

Want to make an Alaskan jealous? Complete your vacation with a tour of the Arctic Circle. One third of Alaska lies above the Arctic Circle, but it is so vast and so remote, that most residents don’t get the chance to explore it. Also, many guests don’t put this option on their itinerary due to time constraints. But if you have the extra time, this is an opportunity that should not be missed. You will witness the vast wilderness north of the Arctic Circle and the fascinating cultures who call this region home.

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Arctic Tours

Season: Year Round $149+

The folks at Arc­tic Out­fit­ters are trav­el spe­cial­ists, and they’ll work hard to help you plan a trip to fit your needs. Arc­tic Out­fit­ters rents reli­able, sta­ble vehi­cles that are spe­cial­ly equipped for remote travel.

Season: Jun 01 to Aug 31 $599+ 5 hrs

You’ll spend three hours, round-trip, in the air with a one-hour walk­ing tour of the com­mu­ni­ty, led by a local Alaskan guide. Learn of the local Nunami­ut Eski­mo cul­ture and get a first­hand glimpse at vil­lage lifestyle as it exists today in rur­al Alaska.

Season: May - September $199+ Half Day to Multi-Day Excursions

North­ern Alas­ka Tour Com­pa­ny offers sev­er­al tours that trans­port vis­i­tors to the Arc­tic Cir­cle. You can fly, dri­ve, or do a com­bi­na­tion of the two, depend­ing on your trav­el pref­er­ence and how much time you have. The most pop­u­lar tour is the fly-and-dri­ve excur­sion, which gives you incred­i­ble views from the air and a tour of the town of Cold­foot, fol­lowed by a dri­ve back to Fairbanks.

Season: Year Round $350+ an hr 1+ hours

Expe­ri­ence the thrill of flight­see­ing in areas that most tours can’t reach. Go with Gold­en Eagle Out­fit­ters and enjoy ful­ly cus­tomized flight­see­ing tours from Kotze­bue or Delta Junc­tion — or take advan­tage of their air-taxi drop-off and pick­up ser­vice to access some of the most beau­ti­ful and remote parts of Alaska.

Season: May 15 to Sep 15 $489 4 hrs

Fly from Fair­banks and trav­el 80 miles above the across the Arc­tic Cir­cle on a scenic and his­toric adven­ture. Depart­ing in the evening, you’ll pass over the stark ter­rain of north­ern Alas­ka and land at the Athabas­can vil­lage of Fort Yukon. Then, with your guide, you’ll spend an hour learn­ing all about this fas­ci­nat­ing area — the his­to­ry, how peo­ple take care of them­selves in a pun­ish­ing envi­ron­ment, and some of the char­ac­ters who have called this  ...more