Day 1 Fairbanks
After pickup from Fairbanks airport, guests will be transferred to hotel. Hotel usually checkin after 15:00. When night falls, we will take bus to the Aurora Viewing Lodge on the outskirts of the city at 22:00 and enjoy the northern lights. It is expected to arrive at the hotel between 02:00-03:00 in the morning.
Day 3 Fairbanks
We will drive through the boreal forest to Chena Hot Springs Resort, where you can soak in the indoor or outdoor hot pools, visit the ice museum and hotel, enjoy "appletini" in a glass carved from crystalline ice (at your own expense). You may enjoy the fine cuisine in the resort dining room (at your own expense), before returning to Fairbanks for your third night of scanning the skies for the mystical Northern Lights at the Aurora Viewing Lodge.
Day 4 Fairbanks
You may choose to purchase an optional activity, including dogsledding, ice fishing or snowmachining. These can be arranged through your guide. Later in the day, we will explore fascinating local culture with a visit to Fairbanks Morris Thompson Cultural Center. You can also visit the Cultural Center gift shop to don traditional Athabascan clothing for photographs. Afterwards we will return back to hotel.
Day 5 Fairbanks - Coldfoot (180 miles)
Today we will head to the Arctic Circle and beyond! Depart from Fairbanks at 10:00am, we will take a comfortable coach for the journey across the Yukon River to the Arctic Circle and Coldfoot, Alaska. We will enjoy the low winter sun on the horizon as it shines on the windswept arctic tundra. Arrive in Coldfoot for overnight.
Day 6 Fairbanks - Coldfoot (180 miles)
Today we can select from a variety of optional tours at your own expenses: an excursion along the Dalton Highway, into the Brooks Mountain Range, as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting); a one-hour dog sledding experience with a local musher; and additional aurora viewing in Wiseman.
Day 7 Coldfoot - Faribanks (180 miles)
Today we will return to Fairbanks via flight, arriving approximately 2:00pm-4:00pm. If flight canceled due to weather, we will return back to Fairbanks via ground transportation at around 2:00am next morning.