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Take an Aurora Tour – Visit the Arctic Circle
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Aurora Borealis Tour at Viewing Lodge
Venture out of Fairbanks to our cozy lodge for unobstructed views in an ideal spot for viewing the Aurora Borealis. Stay warm in the van, or hop out to breathe in the fresh air during a night spent star-gazing and marveling at this natural phenomenon. This Aurora Borealis Tour takes you away from city lights.
Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and head out of the city. Escape the city light pollution as you make your way to our secluded lodge. Our guide will bring you back to your hotel around three o’clock in the morning. Watch for shooting stars and chat with your guide about the science behind the Aurora Borealis. Set up your camera equipment to take photos of the aurora as it dances.
Northern Lights Tour at Murphy Dome
Venture out of Fairbanks to Murphy Dome for unobstructed views in an ideal spot for viewing the Northern Lights. Stay warm in the van, or hop out to breathe in the fresh air during a night spent star-gazing and marveling at this natural phenomenon. This Northern Lights Tour takes you away from city lights, and is often above the temperature inversion during cold spells.
Murphy Dome is located 20 miles Northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. At 2,890 feet, Murphy Dome is 2,500 feet above the city of Fairbanks. It is also one of the highest peaks in the Fairbanks area. At this elevated viewing location, you can gaze out over the treetops and take in 360 degree views of the vast night sky.
Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and head out of the city. Escape the city light pollution as you make your way to Murphy Dome. The best time to start your tour in between 9:45 – 10:15 p.m. Our guide will bring you back to your hotel around three o’clock in the morning.
Watch for shooting stars. Chat with your guide about the science behind the Northern Lights. Set up your camera equipment to take photos of the aurora as it dances. If you get chilly, you can cozy up in the van and wait for an unforgettable kaleidoscope of color.
Winter Arctic Circle Tour
Take off for the ultimate Alaskan roadtrip as you venture north on the famed Dalton Highway to reach the Arctic Circle. Absorb the immensity of the Alaskan tundra, see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, and cross over the Yukon River on Airlink’s scenic Arctic Circle Tour.
After pick up from your Fairbanks hotel, head north towards the Arctic Circle. We’ll stop at a local grocery store for food and water before driving across vast and barren stretches of the immense tundra. The road loosely follows the Trans-Alaska Pipeline as it snakes its way across the landscape. This adventure will last 14 hours.
Most of this journey takes place on the famed James Dalton Highway. The Dalton Highway is the lifeline between Fairbanks and the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean. The sights will be familiar to those who watch the show “Ice Road Truckers.”
Cover a total of 400 miles (640 km) of wild northern terrain, making stops along the way to snap photos and stretch your legs. Walk on the frozen Yukon River near the only bridge in Alaska that crosses it. Spot the promontory of Finger Mountain and arrive at the Arctic Circle Sign, where you can collect a commemorative Arctic Circle certificate before the return drive to Fairbanks. The Northern Lights are often visible on the return trip to Fairbanks. This Arctic Circle Tour can double as an Aurora Borealis Tour as the ride home offers many wide open views of the night sky.
Scheduled Stops Include:
- Fred Meyer’s™
- Trans-Alaska Pipeline
- Yukon River Bridge
- Finger Mountain
- Arctic Circle Monument (Certificate Presentation)