Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive - 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 and travel 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.
  • Stop along the banks 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. 
  • Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrive in Coldfoot Camp in the foothills of the Brooks Mountain Range.
  • Settle into your room at Coldfoot Camp for a good night's rest, periodically scan the skies outside for the northern lights on your own, or purchase an optional evening Arctic Village Aurora tour at a historic cabin of Wiseman, Alaska.


  • Morning time free to explore or purchase an optional Arctic Snowshoe Outing or Dogsled Adventure.
  • Return to Fairbanks by small plane.

Tour Dates and Rates

October 8, 2024 - November 18, 2024

December 2, 2024 - December 20, 2024

January 6, 2025 - January 28, 2025

April 1, 2025 - April 21, 2025

9:45 AM Departure

Days: Monday Thursday Saturday

Rate: $839 *

* Starting at Rate. Range $639- $839

September 19, 2024 - October 7, 2024

November 23, 2024 - December 1, 2024

December 20, 2024 - January 5, 2025

January 29, 2025 - February 28, 2025

March 1, 2025 - March 31, 2025

9:45 AM Departure

Days: Monday Thursday Saturday

Rate: $899 *

* Starting at Rate. Range $699 - $899

  • Arctic Circle
  • Yukon River
  • Arctic Circle
  • 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 28, 2024 or Wednesday, December 25, 2025.

* Rate

The rate for the Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive is a range rate pending space available at the time of your reservation.  The tour price starts at the rate given and goes up from there.  We will let you know what the rate is before you book.

Standard rate range: $639 - $839 / person.  PEAK Rate Range: $699 - 899 / person. Rate will vary pending space available at the time of your reservation.

MEALS are not included; however, you will have a chance to purchase meals.  On Day 1 we will make a quick stop at a grocery store on the way north out of town and all other meals 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.

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

COMPARE ADVENTURES: This adventure is identical to the Arctic Circle Aurora Fly/Drive Adventure Northbound EXCEPT, this one does NOT include the optional Arctic Village Aurora.  You can easily go out right out your door at Coldfoot Camp to look for the aurora on your own if you wish or take a look at booking the Arctic Circle Aurora Fly /Drive Adventure Northbound to have the included Arctic Village Aurora - the optional tour provides then an informative tour experience with your host  while waiting/watching for the aurora. We provide The Arctic Circle Winter Fly Drive Adventure - Northbound as an option for those who wish to go out on their own.   Call and talk with one of our helpful reservation agents if you want to learn more.

OPTIONAL TOURS available to purchase   

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 12:00 am and returns at 3:00 am. (Departure time will be 11:00 PM during Day Light Savings)

Arctic Snowshoe Outing: Travel north with an experienced guide to a snowshoeing trail near Clara Creek. The excursion lasts about 2 hours, with about 1 hour of snowshoeing. (Snowshoe between 1 - 2 miles). hot drinks & snacks included.

  • $39 / per person

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 (maintained) gold mining trail. Bikes and helmets provided. 2 hours.

  • $89 / 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. 

  • $189 / person (Only available December 15 - March 31 - booked only once at Coldfoot Camp.) 

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

Recommendation: 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.

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. 

Winter In Alaska's Arctic Yukon River Bridge On The Dalton Highway

Scene from the Dalton Highway