On the Road: Interior Alaska — Life at Latitude 65 North
Come discover what it’s really like in Alaska, from discussions with indigenous people to explorations of national parks, from an Iditarod race to a journey to the Alaskan Interior.
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Program No. 14205RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Explore landscapes of awesome grandeur and beauty in Fairbanks, Nome and Denali National Park. Learn how the environment shapes the lives of the people of Latitude 65 North, from the ancient Native cultures to 20th-century immigrants. Study Alaskan history and the flora, fauna and resources of the Interior and the Bering Sea coast.
Activity Level
Walking a few blocks on level terrain; some stairs.
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 ...

  • Journey over 1,000 miles to experience the complex ecological diversity of the vast Alaskan Interior.
  • Meet with members of two of Alaska’s indigenous groups, the Athabascans and the Inupiat (Eskimo).
  • Fairbanks field trips include the Large Animal Research Station, home of musk-oxen and caribou, and a field trip to the world famous trans-Alaska pipeline.
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Neal Brown
Neal Brown came to Fairbanks in the fall of 1963 to undertake graduate studies on the aurora borealis at the world famous Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). He remained at the Geophysical Institute as a researcher/scientist for 47 years before retiring. He was director of the UAF Poker Flat Rocket Research Range from 1971 through 1989, taught science for non-science majors at UAF and initiated several education outreach programs. While at UAF, he was the director of the State of Alaska Space Grant Program from 2002 through 2008. He has appeared on several national television programs; Discovery Channel, Newton’s Apple and Good Morning America. He and his wife Fran raised their combined family of five children here in Fairbanks and now delight in traveling Outside to visit family and especially grandchildren each year.
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