Alaska: Arctic Circle Adventure

Travel To The Arctic Circle!

About Our Arctic Ecotour

Travel north into the remote Alaskan wilderness beyond the Arctic Circle. After your flight on a small Alaskan bush plane, spend several days exploring the Arctic village of Bettles, population 12. Relax in the sauna, play a game of billiards, and indulge in delicious home cooked meals at the cozy Bettles Lodge. Explore the area by foot, snowshoe, dog-sled, or cross country skis during the day, and watch the skies at night for unrivaled Aurora-viewing. With a local as your guide and round the clock service from lodge staff, you will learn so much about life in the far North and have plenty of opportunities to explore it first-hand.

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Get Ready To Travel Experience The Alaskan Arctic Circle!
3 Nights4 Nights5 NightsSingle SupplementTrip CapacityAvailability
$1,890
(per person)
Until $2,425
(per person)
$2,895
(per person)
$200* Single SupplementTrip Capacity: 12Contact To Book
Available Dates

Starts March 26, 2017
Starts April 2, 2017
Starts September 29, 2017
Starts October 27, 2017
Starts November 16, 2017
Starts December 8, 2017
Starts January 3 , 2018
Starts January 25, 2018
Starts February 18, 2018
Starts March 4th, 2018
Starts March 17, 2018
Starts March 26, 2018

*Single Supplement: $200 per night in Bettles Portion of the Experience

View dates for the Northern Lights Alaskan Adventure to complete your package.

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What’s Included In The Alaskan Arctic Circle Extension
  • Roundtrip flight to Bettles
  • All your airport transfers
  • All your meals in Bettles
  • Your accommodations in Bettles and Fairbanks
  • Aurora watching with wake-up service (wake-up service provided until approximately 2AM)
  • Arctic gear rentals
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • A village tour
Arctic Circle Ecotour Accommodations

These hotels and lodges have been hand picked in order to satisfy your need to safely relax in friendly locations that are close to the day’s activities.

Bettles Aurora Lodge

  • All of the luxury you need while away from home is waiting for you in the Aurora Lodge. Deluxe rooms offer Jacuzzi bath tubs and private bathrooms. After a day of hiking or a night of watching the Northern Lights heat up with a wood-fired sauna, ready at your convenience. A full service kitchen is also located in the Aurora Lodge. Relax in the lobby during the day between activities with wireless internet, up-to-date Aurora Activity on the lobby computer, or play DVD’s & Board games. Hot chocolate, tea & coffee are available anytime as well as homemade baked goods. Enjoy a glass of wine or a local Alaskan Beer while you await the Aurora.

Sophie Station Suites

  • A great spot to start your trip in Fairbanks. It’s close to the airport and a 5 minute walk to several grocery and department stores; an ideal location. With comfortable, spacious rooms, you can’t do much better for your first night in Fairbanks.
Meet & Depart

A Gondwana representative will drive you to the airport hanger to depart for Bettles. When you return to Fairbanks after your trip, a Gondwana representative will be waiting for you to drive you to Sophie Station Suites for you last night of this trip. Sophie Station Suites has a complimentary airport shuttle service that will take you to the Fairbanks International Airport for your departing flight.

We offset the emissions from your round-trip flight to Alaska through Carbon Fund and you will receive a certificate in your name upon arrival. Want to learn more about Carbon Offsetting? Read our short post about carbon offsetting.


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Travel To The Arctic Circle!

Gallery From The Alaskan Arctic Circle Ecotour

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A caribou in the early fall
A caribou in the early fall
A guest’s catch all cooked up
A guest’s catch all cooked up
An arctic hare in the early fall
An arctic hare in the early fall
Before take off
Before take off
The sled dogs in action
The sled dogs in action
Dogsledding in the remote tundra
Dogsledding in the remote tundra
Cozy and clean rooms in the Aurora Lodge at Bettles
Cozy and clean rooms in the Aurora Lodge at Bettles
Strong Northern Lights activity in Bettles
Strong Northern Lights activity in Bettles
Guests enjoying the Arctic while icefishing
Guests enjoying the Arctic while icefishing
Guests deboard a flightseeing tour plane to explore
Guests deboard a flightseeing tour plane to explore
The view from above the Arctic
The view from above the Arctic
The Gates of the Arctic National Park from a plane
The Gates of the Arctic National Park from a plane
The historic Bettles Lodge with Aurora
The historic Bettles Lodge with Aurora

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Arctic Travel FAQ

Our Arctic Circle Extension does not require high levels of physical fitness. Nearly all components of the trip are optional. Guests must be able to comfortably board a six-passenger airplane, and should be prepared to do a small amount of walking in potentially extremely cold and snowy or icy conditions. Contact us for more information.

What Our Amazing Guests Have To Say


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“The Alaska tour was wonderful. Our local guide, Daniel, was knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend the Arctic Circle Extension. It was an amazing 24 hours in a remarkable place. The dogsledding there was fantastic!” —Nancy D.

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“We chose extremely well for our Alaska Northern Lights trip!”
—Lynn S.

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“Returned from Alaska last week feeling thrilled at seeing the Northern Lights and being able to dog sled.” —Susan F.

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This Tour Is An Extension To Our Northern Lights Tour

Join us on our Northern Lights tour in Alaska! Get a dose of local culture by day, and by night look for and photograph the Aurora Borealis under the massive Alaskan sky!

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