In addition to planning your independent travel on the Dalton Highway, Arctic Outfitters can make arrangements for you to enjoy guided experiences in Alaska's Arctic. Often these can complement your independent travel with local knowledge about the area and people who make Alaska's Arctic what it is.

Be it a guided day tour to the Arctic Circle, an extended adventure that includes hiking near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) or an individual side trip such as a river raft trip down the Koyukuk River or a flight-seeing trip from Coldfoot over the Brooks Mountain Range you are looking for, Arctic Outfitters can help make the arrangements for you.

4 Day / 3 Night Dalton Highway Self-Drive Itinerary

Note: This itinerary is a suggested plan for a trip, and not an actual priced package.


Begin your drive north on the Steese and Elliott Highways. Experience the first gravel road of your journey as you cross onto the Dalton Highway. 140 miles north of Fairbanks you have the option to enjoy lunch at Yukon River Camp or stretch your legs as you marvel at the Yukon River. Proceed up to the Arctic Circle, 200 miles north of Fairbanks. Then the next 60 miles make for a leisurely drive to Coldfoot.

Overnight in Coldfoot at Coldfoot Camp where you will experience rustic accommodations typical of Alaska's Arctic. Feel free to stop into Coldfoot Café for your dining pleasure or the Frozen Foot Saloon for a relaxing evening in an authentic arctic atmosphere.


Continue north and enjoy the landscape of the Brooks Mountain Range. Galbraith Lake, north of the Brooks Mountain Range, is a great stop for a picnic, pictures, or hiking. Finish your trek to Prudhoe Bay by driving through the Arctic Coastal Plain. Arrive in Deadhorse and overnight at Deadhorse Camp.


Travel out through the oilfields to the Arctic Ocean on a British Petroleum security company shuttle. Head back south to Coldfoot for another night at Coldfoot Camp.


Finish your adventure at a relaxed pace. Arrive back in Fairbanks for check-in by 12:00 AM, midnight.

RATES (Approximate Rates based on 2016)

  • Auto Rental: $179-$199 / day + tax
  • Coldfoot Camp: $219/ night (dbl occ.)
  • Deadhorse Camp: $219 / night (dbl occ.)
  • Arctic Ocean Shuttle: $69 -- must be booked at least 24 hours in advance



Complement the freedom of independent travel with optional activities that highlight the scenery, and rich natural and gold rush history along the Dalton Highway.

Wiseman Visit - Coldfoot: $59/ person

Visit a historic gold-mining community and learn of it's dynamic past and present.

8:00 PM departure daily.

Koyukuk River Float - Coldfoot: $119/ person

Enjoy a three-hour leisurely float down the Middle Fork Koyukuk River.

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily.

Anaktuvuk Pass Visit - Coldfoot: $229 / person (4-person min.)

Scenic flight over the Gates of the Arctic National Park to the Nunamiut Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk Pass.



offered by Northern Alaska Tour Company

Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

A One Day Guided Round Trip Journey By Land Across The Arctic Circle

INCLUDES: Guided ground travel from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle, snacks, and an Arctic Circle Certificate.


Early May - Late September: $219/ person


Arctic Circle Air Adventure

A Round Trip Journey By Air Across The Arctic Circle


Early May- Late September: $459 - 559 / person

Arctic Circle Fly / Drive Adventure

A One Day Guided Round Trip Journey By Air And Land Across The Arctic Circle


Late May - Early September: $399 - 449 / person

Denali Adventure

A Round Trip Journey By Air To North America's Tallest Mountain


Year Round (Minimum 4 Required): $389/ person




offered by Northern Alaska Tour Company

Arctic Ocean Adventure

A Three Day Guided Round Trip Journey By Air And Land To Alaska's Arctic Coast.


Late May - Early September

$1139 - $1339 per person based on double occupancy

Arctic Circle Overnight Adventure

An Overnight Guided Round Trip Journey By Air And Land Into Alaska's Brooks Range


Late May - mid August

$549 per person based on double occupancy




offered by Northern Alaska Tour Company

Alaska's Arctic in the winter is a very different destination than Alaska's Arctic in the summer. The position of Alaska's Arctic near the top of the globe bestows upon it extended periods of light in the summer and twilight in the winter. The extreme seasonal climate changes associated with the alternating dearth and intensity of solar energy are the forces that have powerfully impacted the natural and cultural landscape of Alaska's Arctic. As the falling snow turns the landscape white, the long days of the Midnight Sun give way to brisk nights and aurora borealis dancing in the sky.

Arctic Circle Aurora Adventure

Overnight at Coldfoot Camp, your base camp for exploring the Brooks Mountain Range. During the day take a ride behind Alaskan sled dogs or explore the Brooks Mountain Range as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting). Each night scan the northern skies for the brilliant Aurora Borealis. Coldfoot Camp is located directly underneath the Auroral Oval - making it a prime location to search for the Northern Lights.


4 Day / 3 Night: $869+ per person, based on double occupancy: $300 single supplement

3 Day / 2 Night: $769+ per person, based on double occupancy: $200 single supplement.

(+ denotes peak season prices may be higher in cost)

Aurora Adventure Optional Tours

Arctic Village Aurora: $89 / person [2016 winter pricing]

Enjoy an evening tour to historic Wiseman for a unique cabin visit and an opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the Brooks Mountain Range as you scan the northern sky for Northern Lights. Cabin visit includes complimentary hot beverages. Departs Coldfoot at 10:00 pm and returns at 2:00 am.

Arctic Mountain Safari: $129 / person [2016 winter pricing]

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the Brooks Mountain range on a drive north from Coldfoot on the Dalton Highway. Departs Coldfoot at 10:00 am and returns at 6:00 pm. Meals not included. Box lunch can be purchased at Coldfoot Camp.

Dog Sled Adventures: $139 / person [2016 winter pricing]

Enjoy an afternoon with real Alaskan sled dogs. Learn what it takes to have a dog team in Alaska, enjoy a 30minute ride, and if you wish, drive a team of your own. 2-hour experience.


*All rates subject to change by service providers and subject to local taxes