Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure

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A One Day Guided Round Trip Journey By Land Across the Arctic Circle

Tour Summary

  • Ground tour north from Fairbanks in the personalized comfort of our tour vans and coaches.
  • View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline.
  • Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska.
  • Travel the rugged Dalton Highway made famous by the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline.
  • 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.
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
  • Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface.
  • Witness firsthand the remarkable wilderness scenery blanketed in snow.


Tour Dates and Rates

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

9:45 AM Departure

Days: Sunday Tuesday Friday

Rate: $309

October 8, 2023 - November 18, 2023

November 27, 2023 - December 15, 2023

January 3, 2024 - February 9, 2024

April 1, 2024 - April 21, 2024

9:45 AM Departure

Days: Sunday Tuesday Friday

Rate: $269

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


Departure: 9:45 am; returns between 1:00 and 2:00 am.

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

Winter Drive Adventure Tour Program click HERE.

COMPARE ADVENTURES: This adventure is identical to the Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure EXCEPT, this one does NOT include the Homestead Aurora.  At approximately 11:00 PM as you are returning to Fairbanks the tour will stop at the Arctic Circle Trading Post, those on the Arctic Circle Aurora Drive will depart the tour and meet a new guide who will stay out later and longer looking for the Aurora.  Those on the Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure will continue back to Fairbanks.

It is important to know the Arctic Circle Winter Drive is NOT an Aurora Adventure.  It will not make intentional stops to wait, watch, and see if the lights will come out nor does it stay out during the peak activity time of the Aurora.  If the lights are out during the tour and the guide has a safe place to stop off the road they will; however, it is important to understand the intent of the Winter Drive is not to wait out and look for the Aurora. If you wish to increase your chances you may want to take a look at the Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure.  Please ask our reservation agents if you would like more information.