Alaska Arctic Tours, Alaska Arctic Adventure, Alaska Arctic Circle Tour


Far beyond Alaska's main highways and its largest communities, the Arctic is a vast, mostly undeveloped land. Herds of caribou numbering in the thousands migrate across the tundra and residents of Alaska Native villages live life much as they did hundreds of years ago. Arctic tours take visitors off the beaten path to experience this beautiful and rugged region and to learn more about Alaska's traditional cultures. Read on for more information or see below links to view your options for tours into Alaska's Arctic.

What you'll see and do

Most tours to the Arctic include a ceremonial crossing of the Arctic Circle, and several offer the chance to dip your toe in the Arctic Ocean. Driving tours up the 400-mile gravel road known as the Dalton Highway stop in Coldfoot and Deadhorse, two of the nation's northernmost truck stops, en route to the oilfields at Prudhoe Bay. Along the way, you'll pass by millions of acres of federally protected wilderness including Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife viewing is excellent and features species you're unlikely to see in the wild anywhere else in Alaska, including caribou and musk oxen.

What tours are offered into Alaska's Arctic regions

Tours to the Arctic are available for a day or multiple days, and as escorted or independent tours. Departures are available from Fairbanks or Anchorage. Several of our tours feature a drive up the famous "Haul Road," or Dalton Highway, all the way to the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and the Arctic Ocean. Overnight tours feature the Dalton Highway drive experience along with a stay in Barrow, the largest Inupiaq Eskimo community in the United States. Our Nome tour departs Anchorage via plane and includes tours featuring the gold-rush community's scenery, history and wildlife viewing. You can even experience the Arctic as part of a comprehensive, 11-day statewide tour package with travel via the Alaska Railroad as well as a fly/drive segment to Barrow, Prudhoe Bay, Deadhorse and Coldfoot.

Click on any of the links below to view our wide selection of Alaska's Arctic tours exploring the cultures and lifestyle's found in Alaska's Arctic regions.

 Escorted Tours A selection of guided trips into the Alaska's Arctic which provide detailed insight into the rich culture and unique natural environment on the tundra. 
 Independent Packages Travel to Alaska's Arctic communities and crossing the Arctic Circle is a special opportunity available to all Alaska visitors. 
 Day Tours Day trips into the Arctic take you to remote regions and provide an opportunity to experience Alaska's native culture. 
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