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12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Diane from Lincoln City, OR Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 03/12/15 - 03/23/15
If you are adventurous, this program is for you. Each day you experience something new and exciting. The speakers are informative and friendly. My advise is to be sure you have the proper clothing for the cold and dry climate. I highly recommend snow pants, cleats for boots to avoid slipping, and hand warmers to put in your mittens ( toe warmers, if you tend to get cold feet). But no worries, there is a great sports shop across the street from the hotel. Just go in, tell them your activity, and they will suit you up. The Aurora viewing was SPECTACULAR!

Barbara from San Jose, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 03/12/15 - 03/23/15
This program gives participants the chance to spend 3 days with dogs, mushers, and dog sleds. This program includes 5 nights in Coldfoot, 70 miles, north of the Arctic Circle, and one of the best places on this planet to experience the Aurora Borealis. Coldfoot was wonderful! and the Ice Festival in Fairbanks was great!

Elston from Burien, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/12/15 - 03/23/15
The March 12 program was just amazing. Great aurora. Terrific leaders. Terrific food. Please check out my five page review and awesome pictures on my web site: http://www.elstonhill.com/coldfoot.html

Lydia from Redwood City, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/05/15 - 03/16/15
This was a fantastic trip, a true adventure being in the Arctic Circle and staying at Cold Foot, a place like no other place I have ever been. The leader Kathleen was terrific. Although I went there to see the Aurora, it paled next to the experience of experiencing interior Alaska in Winter.

Karen from Morgan Hill, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/07/14 - 03/18/14
If you are at all curious about the Arctic, then this program is for you. I had a wonderful time!!

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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
15 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
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