Complete waste of 12-14 hours. Nothing to see and nothing to experience. Yes, one can claim that she/he was on the arctic circle. That's all. The road was brutal and 10 hours on non-paved road took a toll on us.
My wife and I did this trip yesterday and this has to rank among one of the most wonderful trips we have ever taken. We were a little bit perturbed at the length of this trip this being a road trip but the time just flew by. Our tour guide Kaloeb was just amazing, full of knowledge, full of information, ever ready to show us his knowledge of the area and surroundings. His passion showed through and he made this road trip a very enjoyable one. Highly recommended.
My husband and I looked forward to this trip for months and I must say I was disappointed. I read all the wonderful review from previous clients and our trip just did not achieve the same standard. Our driver/guide was very nice and a good driver but as this was his first time taking a group to the Arctic Circle he was poorly organized and had little information to share with the group regarding the area and Alaskan history and lore. We did enjoy seeing the Alaskan Pipeline up close as well as Finger Rock and the surrounding rock outcroppings. There is not much to see at the Arctic Circle, basically the sign shown in the photo, but it was still a great bucket list thing to do. It is a long, bumpy drive, as we expected, and it would have been great to have had some ongoing dialogue from our Guide regarding what we were seeing during our 14 hour day. With a different Guide I would still recommend this tour.
Our Arctic Circle tour was an amazing experience with a nice tour guide Randy, who was very informative and knowledgeable. This was our first day at Alaska and we had lot of scenic views en-route to the Arctic Circle. Do carry a light jacket as it gets cooler during the day and also wear fully covered clothes.