Journey Above the Arctic

$465.00

Fly north of the Arctic Circle to visit the remote Gwich’in Athabascan village of Fort Yukon. Your local guide will share his/her personal perspective of Native culture, salmon fishing, subsistence lifestyle, the Yukon River, and other aspects of life in this historic village. Arrive in Fairbanks before the start of the All-Alaska Tour, or extend your stay at the end of the National Parks Tour to join this optional tour.

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Take a memorable 75-minute flight in a small plane to the Gwich’in Athabascan village of Fort Yukon. This historic village is located on the banks of the Yukon River, eight miles north of the Arctic Circle. Your local guide will share his/her personal perspective of Native culture, salmon fishing, subsistence lifestyle, the Yukon River, and other aspects of village life. Your tour will consist of about 2.5 scenic hours of flight time and 1-1.5 hours visiting Fort Yukon. You will also receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. This is an authentic window into Athabaskan culture. This tour departs at 7 pm and returns by 11 pm.

This is Option 8 in the National Park Tour Itinerary and Option 2 in the All-Alaska Tour Itinerary

For All-Alaska Tour participants, this option is scheduled for July 4, before the basic tour begins. To join this tour, you need to arrive on July 3 or earlier.

For National Park Tour participants, this option is scheduled for June 19, following the final day of the basic tour. You’ll need to plan to stay at least one additional night in Fairbanks.

The extra nights lodging are NOT included in the cost of this tour.