Summer Tours in Alaska
Visit the Arctic Circle – Tour Historical Fairbanks
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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 Tours.
After you get picked 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 12 – 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, stretch your legs, and watch for wildlife. There is an excellent chance to see moose and occasionally a bear! Cross over the Yukon River, 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.
Schedule Stops Include:
- Fred Meyer’s™
- Trans-Alaska Pipeline
- Yukon River Bridge
- Finger Mountain
- Arctic Circle Monument (Certificate Presentation)
$195 per person
Minimum tour size of 3
Fairbanks Historical City Tour
Looking for the perfect Fairbanks city tour at an affordable price? Set out to explore the historical highlights of Fairbanks with an expert guide from Airlink Alaska. Take a picture with the famous Trans-Alaska Pipeline, visit muskox at the Large Animal Research Station and tour the world-class University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North.
Your Fairbanks city tour starts by getting picked up directly at your hotel. Heading eight miles north of town our guide will share facts and stories about the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Snap a photo of your group underneath this engineering wonder of the world. The pipeline is a 48 inch (1.22m) thick, 800 mile (1,287 km) long steel pipe that carries oil from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, Alaska. The pipeline has withstood massive earthquakes and frigid arctic weather for over 40 years.
Large Animal Research Station
Make a stop at the University of Alaska’s Large Animal Research Station (LARS), where you can get close and person to two unique arctic animals: the muskox and caribou. Learn about qiviut and all of the wonderfully soft products made from muskox wool. These animals are cared for year-round and researched by university staff.
Museum of the North
Finally, wrap up your excursion at the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North. Your guide drops you at the museum, where you can spend as much time as you’d like learning about Alaska’s rich culture, artistic heritage, and natural history. Finished in 2006, this museum showcases many one-of-a-kind exhibits. When your group is finished, give dispatch a call and we’ll take you back to your hotel.
The Fairbanks city tour costs $20 per person with a minimum of three guests ($60) and does not include the Museum of the North entrance fee. Our Fairbanks city tour will take approximately two hours, not including the time you spend at the museum.
$20 per Person
Minimum tour size of 3