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America's Arctic: Fairbanks' Winter Carnival and the 2014 Arctic Winter Games

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15 Days | 14 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.
Experience a festival atmosphere unlike any other in the nation at the Fairbanks Winter Carnival and the Arctic Winter Games. Your full immersion in these celebrations of the Far North include opening and closing ceremonies, as well as gala presentations highlighting the diverse Native cultures of Alaska. Observe the Aurora Borealis while learning the science behind them and visit museums and wildlife research stations for a complete understanding of the natural and human history of the region. After the festivities in Fairbanks, journey 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle for a one-of-a-kind encounter with the Arctic wilderness and its hardy inhabitants.


• Wonder at the spectacular sculptures at the World Championship Ice Art Competition, showcasing the work of premier ice artists from all over the world
• Cross your fingers — you have a good chance of observing the world-famous Northern Lights in Fairbanks and Coldfoot.
• Be your own Arctic athlete in Coldfoot, where you enjoy a dog-sled ride with a musher and take a short snowshoe hike through the woods.

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Moderate walking on flat, snowy, icy terrain in below-freezing temperatures. Elevation up to 4,643 feet. Climb four steps to access rooms in one hotel.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Fairbanks, 9 nights; coach to Coldfoot, 3 nights; coach to Fairbanks, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Denakkanaaga.

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14 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances


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