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America's Arctic and Fairbanks' Winter Carnival

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Program #7340RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Discover America’s starkly beautiful Arctic and enjoy the famous Fairbanks Winter Carnival’s championship sled-dog races and larger-than-life ice sculptures. As the spring equinox nears, temperatures are moderate and the northern lights may be seen. Venture to Coldfoot to grasp the enormity and beauty of the pristine Arctic by seeing it with your own eyes.


• Attend the Fairbanks Winter Carnival, a tradition since 1934, and view the spectacular ice sculptures entered in the World Ice Art Championship.
• Journey north above the Arctic Circle, cross the legendary Yukon River and continue into the magnificent Brooks Range where you can ride on a dog sled and take a snowshoe hike.
• Learn the science behind the fantastic displays of the aurora borealis.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a half-mile a day on flat, potentially icy paths. Driving in vans up to 10 hours with breaks every 60-90 minutes. Expert-led snowshoeing excursion in Coldfoot.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Fairbanks, 4 nights; van to Coldfoot, 5 nights; van to Fairbanks, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Denakkanaaga.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Mar 7 — Mar 18, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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