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Aurora Overnight Adventure

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Alaska's Aurora Adventures

The Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure departs from Fairbanks by land or air and offers optional aurora viewing, dog sledding, and Brooks Mountain Range excursions from your base camp at Coldfoot, Alaska.

  • Learn the fascinating story of Alaska's Arctic from your guide. Travel through mining areas north of Fairbanks.
  • View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline.
  • Travel the famed Dalton Highway. Traverse the mighty Yukon River.
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
Coldfoot's far north location places it one of the world's best aurora viewing areas. For more information about the aurora, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Also, you can visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute website.

Accommodations: Located halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, Coldfoot Camp provides an excellent base for travelers in Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range. Although rustic by urban standards, Coldfoot Camp is clean and each room features two twin beds and private bath facilities in each of the rooms, a luxury in the remote wilderness of Alaska's Arctic.

 

Aurora Adventure - 4 Day / 3 Night

A four-day / three-night round trip journey by land and air exploring Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range.

    TOUR SUMMARY:

  • DAY 1: Ground tour in the personalized comfort of our ground tour vehicles. Appreciate the low light on the horizon as it shines on the windswept arctic tundra. Traverse the frozen Yukon River and enjoy the snow-sculpted forest as you make your way across the Arctic Circle.  Arrive in Coldfoot and settle in for your 3 night stay.
  • DAY 2: Select from a variety of optional tours which include an excursion along the Dalton Highway, into the Brooks Mountain Range, as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting); a one-hour dog sledding experience with a local musher, and additional aurora viewing in Wiseman.
  • DAY 3: Select from a variety of optional tours which include an excursion along the Dalton Highway, into the Brooks Mountain Range, as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting); a one-hour dog sledding experience with a local musher, and additional aurora viewing in Wiseman.
  • DAY 4: Return to Fairbanks via air.
  • DEPARTS: approx. 9:00 am by ground tour on DAY 1; returns by air approximately 2:00 - 4:00 pm on DAY 4.
  • TOUR SCHEDULE:  Tuesday Only September 19 - April 21   (for a FALL AURORA Overnight tour see Arctic Circle Overnight Adventure - August 21 - September 17)    

       September 19, 2013- April 21, 2014: $799/ person based on double occupancy.

$300 Single Supplement Fee


 
Wiseman

Aurora Adventure - 3 Day / 2 Night

A three-day / two-night round trip journey by air and land exploring Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range.

    TOUR SUMMARY:

  • DAY 1: Ground tour in the personalized comfort of our ground tour vehicles. Appreciate the low light on the horizon as it shines on the windswept arctic tundra. Traverse the frozen Yukon River and enjoy the snow-sculpted forest as you make your way across the Arctic Circle.  Arrive in Coldfoot and settle in for your 2 night stay.
  • DAY 2: Select from a variety of optional tours which include an excursion along the Dalton Highway, into the Brooks Mountain Range, as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting); a one-hour dog sledding experience with a local musher, and additional aurora viewing in Wiseman.
  • DAY 3: Return to Fairbanks via air.   
  • DEPARTS Friday and Sunday: 9:00 am by ground tour on DAY 1; returns by air approximately 2:00 - 4:00 pm on DAY 3.
  • AVAILABLE:  Friday and Sunday September 19 - April 21.    (for a FALL AURORA Overnight tour see Arctic Circle Overnight Adventure - August 21 - September 17)    

  •             September 19, 2013- April 21, 2014: $699/ person based on double occupancy.

$200 Single Supplement


 
Arctic SunriseOptional Tours in Coldfoot:

  • Arctic Mountain Safari: Enjoy an afternoon exploring the Brooks Mountain range on a drive north from Coldfoot on the Dalton Highway as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting). Departs Coldfoot at 10:00 am and returns at 6:00 pm. Meals not included. Box lunch can be purchased at Coldfoot Camp.  $99/ person
  • Arctic Village Aurora: Enjoy an evening tour to historic Wiseman for a unique cabin visit and an opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the Brooks Mountain Range as you scan the northern sky for Northern Lights. Cabin visit includes complimentary hot beverages. Departs Coldfoot at 10:00 pm and returns at 2:00 am. $69 / person
  • Dog Sled Adventure:  Enjoy an afternoon with real Alaskan sled dogs.  Learn what it takes to have a dog team in Alaska.  Enjoy a ride, and, if you wish, drive a team of your own.  Times will vary and will be arranged by the guide in Coldfoot to fit within your schedule - experience takes approximately 1 hour.  $109 / person (this can only be pre-booked December 15 - March 31) 
 

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

Recommendations: 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 day 3 or day 4 is by small plane.  Small plane flying in Alaska's Arctic can be delayed due to weather.

 
 
 
 
           
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