Arctic Ocean Adventure

3 days and 2 nights from/to Fairbanks

This Arctic Ocean Adventure travels from Fairbanks to Alaska's Arctic Coast by air and land. Visit the Prudhoe Bay oil fields, see the Arctic Ocean, travel along the famous Dalton Highway, and cross the Arctic Circle. You will also visit rural communities like Coldfoot, Wiseman and Joy on the way. The tour is available as a Fly/Drive (Southbound) and a Drive/Fly (Northbound), and can be extended with a flight to the Inupiat Eskimo Village of Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow).

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Fly/Drive (Southbound Tour)

Day 1

Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay

Departure is approximately 7AM with a flight north from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay. Visit the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and begin the journey by dipping your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Overnight at Deadhorse, site of North America's largest oil discovery.

Day 2

Prudhoe Bay to Coldfoot

Travel by van along the rugged Dalton Highway made famous during construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the amazing arctic tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface. Continue across the Arctic Coastal Plain before climbing through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and over the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Overnight at rustic Coldfoot nestled in the Brooks Range.

Day 3

Coldfoot to Fairbanks

Visit the wilderness community of Wiseman. Cross over the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of the history. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy. Complete your adventure with a southbound ground tour back to Fairbanks. Arrival between 7PM and 8PM.

Departs Fairbanks by air approximately between 7 and 9AM on day 1, and returns by land approximately between 7 and 8PM on day 3
May 30 to September 10, 2017 on Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

Overnight accommodations have two twin beds. The restrooms and showers are shared down the hall in Coldfoot and in a separate building in Prudhoe Bay (separate men's and women's rooms).

Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) Extension

If you choose to add the Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) Extension, on day one you will depart Deadhorse by air around 9.30 - 10.30AM for Utqiaġvik. You will participate in a tour of Utqiaġvik residential and commercial areas and will include a stop along the Arctic Ocean. You will not visit the Arctic Ocean in Deadhorse, but in Utqiaġvik instead. Afterwards return to Deadhorse to continue the adventure as described above.

Please be advised that the flight requires a 4 passenger minimum. The flight may get canceled on the spot if the minimum of participants is not met.

Drive/Fly (Northbound Tour)

Day 1

Fairbanks to Coldfoot

Start approximately 8:30am with a ground tour north in a tour van. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy. Begin travel the rugged Dalton Highway made famous during construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River, and learn of its storied past. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an Official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Overnight at rustic Coldfoot nestled in the Brooks Mountain Range.

Day 2

Coldfoot to Prudhoe Bay

Visit the historic community of Wiseman. Pass through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and over the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Explore the amazing arctic tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface. Overnight at Deadhorse, site of North America's largest oil discovery.

Day 3

Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks

Visit the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and complete the journey by dipping your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. Return to Fairbanks by air, arrival between 6pm and 7pm.

Departs Fairbanks by land approximately 8.30AM on day 1 by ground tour, and returns by air approximately between 12.30 and 4PM on day 3
May 28 to September 08, 2017 on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday

Overnight accommodations have two twin beds. The restrooms and showers are shared down the hall in Coldfoot and in a separate building in Prudhoe Bay (separate men's and women's rooms).

Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) Extension

If you choose to add the Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) Extension at the beginning of your excursion, you will depart Deadhorse by air around 9.30-10.30AM for Utqiaġvik on day three. There you will participate in a tour of Utqiaġvik residential and commercial areas and will include a stop along the Arctic Ocean. You will not visit the Arctic Ocean in Deadhorse, but in Utqiaġvik instead. From there you will then continue your flight to Fairbanks.

Please be advised that the flight requires a 4 passenger minimum. The flight may get canceled on the spot if the minimum of participants is not met.

Rates 2017

Available from May 30 to September 10, 2017 (Soutbound)
Available from May 28 to September 9, 2017 (Northbound)

Fly/Drive (Southbound Tour)

  • Double

    $1788 per person
    Booking Code NAT24
  • Single

    $1988 per person
    Booking Code NAT23

Drive/Fly (Northbound Tour)

  • Double

    $1339 per person
    Booking Code NAT22
  • Single

    $1539 per person
    Booking Code NAT21

Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow) Extension

Include a flight to the Inupiat Eskimo village of Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow). Get a firsthand glimpse of the lifestyle of Alaska's Arctic Coastal people with a tour of the village, and walk the shores of the Arctic Ocean near the northernmost point in North America. The price below is in addition to the South- or Northbound tour.

Please be advised that the flight requires a 4 passenger minimum. The flight may get canceled on the spot if the minimum of participants is not met.

  • Price per person

    $649

Use this form to request a non-binding quote for the Arctic Ocean Adventure. One of our destination specialists will contact you shortly with specific pricing and itinerary information. You can then choose to confirm the reservation.

You can use the box below to let us know about any additions or changes you would like to make to the tour.

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Use this form to request a non-binding quote for the Arctic Ocean Adventure. One of our destination specialists will contact you shortly with specific pricing and itinerary information. You can then choose to confirm the reservation.

You can use the box below to let us know about any additions or changes you would like to make to the tour.

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