Journey up the famed Ice Road Truckers Dalton Highway and into an ecosytem where people have lived with and off the land for thousands of years. Wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along ice-age-old trails, endless summer days fade into an aurora-lit night sky of winter and cold. Virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature. Many people seek this remote wilderness and find solitude here. Catch a glimpse of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. Grizzly, black bear, wolf, moose, Dall’s sheep, wolverine, muskox, lynx, fox and many others also live here. Gates of the Arctic tour goes above and beyond the Arctic Circle which provides visitors with opportunities for solitude and challenging wilderness adventures within a remote and vast arctic landscape. With a 12,000-year record of human cultural adaptations to high latitude mountain environments an unbroken tradition of living off the land still exists today. Although it may seem untouched, you are not the first one to travel here.
Travel North into the far reaches of the Arctic Circle on this full day tour departing from Fairbanks. Search for moose, carribou, wolf, and bears as you escape civilization and travel through untouched Alaskan wilderness. Explore one of the most remote parts of the United States on a fully-guided, small group tour run by a local Alaskan operator.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Family friendly
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Small group ensures personal service
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Free hotel pick up and drop off included
- passenger minimum numbers may apply to all tours, tour maybe canceled at anytime due to lack of participants, unsafe travel conditions, acts of god, acts of war or other reasons unknown prior to tour departure.
Alaska is the largest and least densely populated state in the U.S. with huge, wild swaths of land covered in mountain, glacier, grassland, and old-growth boreal forest that stretches for hundreds of miles across a vast territory of remote wilderness and untouched backcountry. During the summer, days stretch on in perpetuity with a sun that rarely dips below the horizon while vast fields of snow quickly thaw with the warming temperatures. It is during this brief window between the volatile spring and darkening autumn that adventurous travellers can head north to explore the wild land north of the Arctic Circle.
Your tour beyond the pale begins with an early morning pick-up at your Fairbanks area hotel. Your local guide will pick you up and insure you personalized service for each member of the tour. Even in the summer, weather can change quickly and dramatically, so dress appropriately and be prepared for changing conditions. A brief stop as you head out will allow you a chance to grab any supplies, from drinks and snacks to last minute clothing options, before departing north out of Fairbanks.
This tour is a full-day adventure, departing at 10am , lasting upto 12 hours or more and is designed to squeeze every opportunity to safely seek out wildlife and photo opportunities in the quiet,remote regions you will visit. Hills, mountains, valley and river crossings filled with moose, black bear, grizzly bears, caribou, dall sheep, wolves, wolverines, lynx and fox become more prominent the farther you head north. Cross the mighty Yukon River and pass Finger Mountain along the way, your local Alaskan guide will fill you in on the local history, geology and unique features that make this particular part of the world one not to be missed on any Alaskan vacation. Upon completion of your Arctic Circle tour you will receive an authentic travel certificate verifying your completed passage to the Arctic Circle.