Exploring America's Arctic: From Alaska's Heart To Her Northern Shore
The story of Alaska is as big as Mt. McKinley, colorful as the northern lights and cool as an arctic polar bear. Come see for yourself as you learn about and explore this unique region.
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Program No. 1015RJ
9 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

Begin your northern studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, one of the world’s premier Arctic research institutions. Fly north and stand on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Drive back to Fairbanks through the magnificent Brooks Range and across the legendary Yukon River. Meet the people of Alaska, hike the tundra, and observe the wildlife as you drive, fly and walk over this awesome, primal landscape under the endless sunlight of an Alaskan summer.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a half-mile. Two days of driving about 12 hours over rough gravel roads. No more than two hours between breaks. Elevations up to 4,800 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Traverse America’s Arctic across the Yukon River and up Atigun Pass to the shore of the Arctic Ocean.
  • Visit the home and kennel of Mary Shields, first woman to finish the Iditarod, and explore the Arctic by dog sled.
  • Spend three days and nights above the Arctic Circle under Alaska’s endless summer daylight.

General Notes

Itinerary varies by date.

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