Coldfoot's far north location places it one of the world's best aurora viewing areas.
The Arctic Circle Aurora Overnight Adventure departs from Fairbanks by land or air and offers optional aurora viewing, dog sledding, and Brooks Mountain Range excursions from your base camp at Coldfoot, Alaska.
Coldfoot's far north location places it one of the world's best aurora viewing areas. For more information about the aurora, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. Also, you can visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute website.
Accommodations: Located halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, Coldfoot Camp provides an excellent base for travelers in Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range. Although rustic by urban standards, Coldfoot Camp is clean and each room features two twin beds and private bath facilities in each of the rooms, a luxury in the remote wilderness of Alaska's Arctic.
Tour Dates and Rates
August 21, 2022 - September 17, 2022
9:45 AM Departure
Rate: $899 *
* Per person based on double occupancy. Single Supplement $300
September 18, 2021 - October 7, 2021
November 20, 2021 - November 28, 2021
December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022
January 29, 2022 - February 13, 2022
March 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022
9:45 AM Departure
Rate: $999 *
* Peak Rate based on double occupancy. Single Supplement $300
October 8, 2021 - November 19, 2021
November 29, 2021 - December 19, 2021
January 3, 2022 - January 28, 2022
February 14, 2022 - February 28, 2022
April 1, 2022 - April 21, 2022
9:00 AM Departure
Rate: $899 *
* Standard Rate per person based on double occupancy. Single Supplement $300
A round trip journey by land and air exploring Alaska's Brooks Mountain Range.
This adventure is for those who are serious about looking for the Aurora. To increase the odds of seeing them one should stay put for multiple nights in a location as close to the source of the lights as possible so that even on a quiet night the ability is there to see them. Quiet doesn't mean they are not occurring, quiet means the band they occur in is narrow and not visible miles away.
DAY 2 and 3
Departs 9:45am by ground tour on DAY 1; returns by air between 2:00 - 5:00 pm on the final day.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single Supplement $300
Arctic Mountain Safari: Enjoy an afternoon exploring the Brooks Mountain range on a drive north from Coldfoot on the Dalton Highway as far north as Atigun Pass (weather permitting). Departs Coldfoot at 10:00 am and returns at 6:00 pm. Meals not included. Box lunch can be purchased at Coldfoot Camp.
Arctic Snowshoe Outing: Enjoy a guided snowshoe outing on a trail near Clara Creek. The excursion lasts about 2 hours with about 1 hour of snowshoeing (between 1 - 2 miles) Hot drinks included. Departure times vary.
Arctic Village Aurora: 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.
Dog Sled Adventure: Enjoy an afternoon with real Alaskan sled dogs. Learn what it takes to have a dog team in Alaska. Enjoy a ride, and, if you wish, drive a team of your own. Times will vary and will be arranged by the guide in Coldfoot to fit within your schedule - experience takes approximately 1 hour.
For an Arctic Circle Aurora Overnight Tour Program click HERE.
We recommend you prebook any activity you know you want to do. Coldfoot will do their best to accommodate on site reservations; however, not always will you be able to make reservations once in Coldfoot due to space or guide availability.
For information on how to make a reservation, click on the link to our planning page.
Recommendations: For any of our adventures into Alaska's Arctic we recommend planning to arrive in Fairbanks the night prior to joining us and stay in Fairbanks the night returning with us. If you are delayed arriving into Fairbanks and miss your tour departure that equals a non-refundable cancellation. We will do our best to see if there is an alternate available for you; however, there is no guarantee of an equal replacement nor is the tour refundable if missed.
PLEASE NOTE: Guest safety always takes precedence over convenience. The return on the final day is by small plane. Small plane flying in Alaska's Arctic can be delayed or even cancelled on occasion due to weather. If the weather requires us to alter the return method of travel from air to ground it will be done as an equal exchange of travel.
Alaska's Arctic -- premier destination to look for the Aurora -- Coldfoot is located directly under the Aurora Oval, where the aurora originate in the northern hemisphere.
Northern Brooks mountain range, northern half of the Dalton Highway
Trucker's Cafe at Coldfoot Camp