Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive - Southbound

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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 on the Dalton Highway, made famous by the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, 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. 
  • Witness firsthand the remarkable wilderness, which is Alaska's Arctic.
  • View the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline. 
  • Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. 
  • Stop along the bank of the mighty Yukon River. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway and learn of the river's storied past.
  • Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post, situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska.


Tour Dates and Rates

October 8, 2024 - November 22, 2024

December 2, 2024 - December 20, 2024

January 6, 2025 - January 28, 2025

April 1, 2025 - April 21, 2025

1:00 PM Departure

Days: Sunday Tuesday Friday

Rate: $529

September 19, 2024 - October 7, 2024

November 23, 2024 - December 1, 2024

December 21, 2024 - January 5, 2025

January 28, 2025 - February 28, 2025

March 1, 2025 - March 31, 2025

1:00 PM Departure

Days: Sunday Tuesday Friday

Rate: $569

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

Departs at 1:00 pm; returns between 1:00 am and 2:00 am.

*2024 - 2025 Rate: 

$529 / person (PEAK - $569 )

For an Arctic Circle Winter Fly/Drive Southbound Tour Program click HERE.

MEALS:  Are not included; however, you can bring your own or during the check in process you can order lunch from Coldfoot Camp (Menu as of 3/23/23) and for dinner you can order a sandwich from Yukon River Camp.  Again, you do not pre-order.  You order during check in.

COMPARE ADVENTURES: This adventure is identical to the Arctic Circle Aurora Fly/Drive Adventure Southbound 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 Fly/Drive will depart the tour and meet a new guide who will stay out later and longer with them to look for the Aurora.  Those on the Arctic Circle Winter Fly/Drive Adventure Southbound will continue back to Fairbanks.

It is important to know the Arctic Circle Winter Fly/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 Fly/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 Fly/Drive Adventure-Southbound.  Please ask our reservation agents if you would like more information.

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