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Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure

The Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive provides an opportunity to experience Alaska's Arctic by air one way and guided ground tour the other way.  This tour is available the full length of the Aurora Season broken down into two sub seasons - FALL AURORA from August 21 - September 18 and WINTER AURORA from September 19 - April 21.  


 

FALL Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Southbound Ground Tour

A Guided Round Trip Winter Journey By Air and Land Across The Arctic Circle. 

Tour Summary:

  • Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Mountain Range. The flight provides an aerial view of the vast Alaska wilderness 
  • Upon landing, ground tour south from Coldfoot back to Fairbanks in the personalized comfort of our tour vehicles. 
  • Learn the story of Alaska's Arctic both while traveling in the tour vehicle and at the various stops along the way. 
  • View the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 
  • Travel the rugged Dalton Highway made famous by the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 
  • Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. 
  • Witness firsthand the remarkable wilderness, which is Alaska's Arctic. 
  • Stop along the shores of the mighty Yukon River. 
  • Once the sky gets dark, the guide will make one or two stops along the road to scan the northern sky for the aurora.

  • FALL SCHEDULE

    Available Daily August 21, 2017 - September 18, 2017
    Departs at 1:00 pm; returns between 1:00 and 2:00 am.
  • FALL 2017 Rate: $459 / person
  • Fall Aurora Fly/Drive Tour Program: LINK
  • ADD HOMESTEAD AURORA to the Fall Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive. Stay out later on your Arctic Circle Fall Aurora Fly Drive during the time right before and after Solar Midnight. This is the time the scientists have identified as the most active in Alaska. As your Arctic Circle Fall Aurora Fly Drive returns to Fairbanks there is a stop at approximately 11:00 PM in Joy, Alaska at the Arctic Circle Trading Post.  There guests who have added the Homestead Aurora will meet their new guide who will share more information on life in Alaska's Arctic while you scan the darkened sky for the Aurora Borealis.
  • FALL HOMESTEAD AURORA ADD-0N:  $50 per person


 


 

WINTER Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Southbound Ground Tour

A Guided Round Trip Winter Journey By Air and Land Across The Arctic Circle. 

Tour Summary:

  • Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Mountain Range. The flight provides an aerial view of the vast Alaska wilderness 
  • Upon landing, ground tour south from Coldfoot back to Fairbanks in the personalized comfort of our tour vehicles. 
  • Learn the story of Alaska's Arctic both while traveling in the tour vehicle and at the various stops along the way. 
  • View the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 
  • Travel the rugged Dalton Highway made famous by the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 
  • Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. 
  • Witness firsthand the remarkable wilderness, which is Alaska's Arctic. 
  • Stop along the shores of the mighty Yukon River. 
  • Stop in Joy Alaska at the Arctic Circle Trading Post which will become your stop for scanning the darkened skies for the Aurora. The location is 60 miles outside of Fairbanks away from the city lights.  
  • Stay out around Solar Midnight, the time the scientists have determined are the most active in Alaska's Arctic. 
  • WINTER/AURORA SCHEDULE
    Available Sunday, Tuesday and Friday September 19, 2016 - April 21, 2017
    Departs at 1:00 pm; returns between 3:30 and 4:30 am.
  • WINTER/AURORA 2017 - 2018 Rate: $459 (PEAK $479) / person
  • Winter Aurora Fly/Drive Southbound Tour Program: LINK

PEAK November 20 – 26, 2017  / December 21 – 31, 2017 / February 16 - March 31, 2018

WINTER Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Northbound Ground Tour

A Guided Round Trip Winter Journey By Air and Land Across The Arctic Circle. 

Tour Summary:

  • DAY 1: Depart by ground tour north from Fairbanks to Coldfoot in the personalized comfort of our tour vehicles. 
  • Learn the story of Alaska's Arctic both while traveling in the tour vehicle and at the various stops along the way. 
  • View the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
  • Stop along the shores of the mighty Yukon River.
  • Travel the rugged Dalton Highway made famous by the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 
  • Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. 
  • Witness firsthand the remarkable wilderness, which is Alaska's Arctic. 
  • Arrive in Coldfoot Camp in the foothills of the Brooks Mountain Range.
  • In the late evening depart Coldfoot for the historic community of Wiseman, Alaska on the included Arctic Village Aurora tour.
  • Watch for the Aurora Borealis in the solitude of the Brooks Mountain Range while experiencing a unique cabin visit with complimentary hot beverages.
  • Return to your room at Coldfoot Camp for the remainder of the night.
  • DAY 2: Morning time free to explore or experience an optional dog mushing tour (available Dec 15 - March 31 for additional cost).
  • Late-morning to mid-afternoon, return via air from Coldfoot to Fairbanks.

  • WINTER/AURORA SCHEDULE
    Available Saturday, Monday and Thursday September 19, 2017 - April 21, 2018, other dates PEAK as well as dates listed below.
    Departs at 10:00 am on Day 1; returns between 11:30 am and 4:30 pm on Day 2.
  • WINTER/AURORA 2017 - 2018 Rate: $559 - $749
  • Aurora Fly/Drive Northbound Tour Program: LINK

PEAK November 20 – 26, 2017  / December 21 – 31, 2017 / February 16 - March 31, 2018

 

 

For information on how to make a reservation, click on the link to our planning page. 

Recommendation on the Northbound tour: For any of our adventures into Alaska's Arctic we recommend planning to arrive in Fairbanks the night prior to joining us and stay in Fairbanks the night returning with us.  The return on the second day is by small plane.  Small plane flying in Alaska's Arctic can be delayed or even cancelled on occasion due to weather.  

 

 

 
 
 
           
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