Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Northbound

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

Tour Summary


  • 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.


  • Morning time free to explore or purchase an optional Arctic Snowshoe Outing or DogSled Adventure (Dog sled - available Dec 15 - March 31).
  • Return to Fairbanks by small plane.

Tour Dates and Rates

October 8, 2023 - November 17, 2023

November 27, 2023 - December 15, 2023

January 3, 2024 - February 9, 2024

April 1, 2024 - April 21, 2024

9:45 AM Departure

Days: Monday Thursday Saturday

Rate: $679 *

* Starting at Rate. Range $679 - $879

September 19, 2023 - October 7, 2023

November 18, 2023 - November 26, 2023

December 16, 2023 - January 2, 2024

February 10, 2024 - February 29, 2024

March 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024

9:00 AM Departure

Days: Monday Thursday Saturday

Rate: $739 *

* Starting at Rate. Range $739 - $939

August 21, 2024 - September 18, 2024

9:00 AM Departure

Days: Daily

Rate: $769 *

* Per person based on double occupancy. Single Supplement $100

  • Arctic Circle
  • Aurora
  • Yukon River
  • Arctic Circle
  • Aurora
  • Yukon River

Departs 9:45 am by ground tour on DAY 1; Depart Coldfoot by air on your final day (average time of return to Fairbanks is 4:30 pm. Departure time can vary based on number of guests/flight resources on day of travel). Most common departure time from Coldfoot is 2:30 pm but can range from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

No departure on Thursday, November 23, 2023 or Monday, December 25, 2023.

MEALS are not included; however, on day 1 we will make a quick stop on the way out of town for you to purchase snacks and food for lunch and all other meals are available to purchase at the Coldfoot Camp Trucker's Cafe (Menu as of 3/23/23).

LUGGAGE: For your small plane flight, you are allowed to bring up to 20 pounds per person.  Your luggage should be in a carry-on size and soft-sided bag, like a backpack, duffle, or tote bag.  Nothing on wheels.  We will weigh all of your bags (overnight and day bags) at the time of check in.


The rate for the Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Northbound is a starting at rate.  Final Rate is based on seats at the time of your reservation. We will let you know the rate before you book. 

2023 - 2024 Standard Rate Range: $679 - $879 per person based on double occupancy

2023 - 2024 PEAK Rate Range: $739 - 939 per person based on double occupancy

2023 Fall Aurora Season: $769 per person based on double occupancy

For an Arctic Circle Aurora Fly/Drive Northbound Tour Program click HERE.


OPTIONAL TOURS available to purchase

Arctic Snowshoe Outing: Enjoy a guided snowshoe outing on a trail near Clara Creek. The excursion lasts about 2 hours with about 1 hour of snowshoeing (between 1 - 2 miles) Hot drinks included. Departure times vary. 

Fat Tire Bike Adventure: Explore the beautiful Coldfoot wilderness area on a fat tire bike. Trip is 6 miles following Slate Creek on an old and rugged (but maintained) gold mining trail. Bikes and helmets provided. 2 hours.

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. 

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.   If you are delayed arriving into Fairbanks and miss your tour departure that equals a non-refundable cancellation.  We will do our best to see if there is an alternate available for you; however, there is no guarantee of an equal replacement nor is the tour refundable if missed.

PLEASE NOTE:  Guest safety always takes precedence over convenience.  The return on second day of the Northbound tour is by small plane.  Small plane flying in Alaska's Arctic can be delayed or even cancelled on occasion due to weather.   If the weather requires us to alter the return method of travel from air to ground it will be done as an equal exchange of travel. 

Arctic Circle Sign along the Dalton Highway

Aurora Coldfoot Camp