Utqiaġvik Adventure - Overnight Tour

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Tour Summary

  • Fly north from Fairbanks across the Arctic Circle to the Inupiat Eskimo village of Utqiaġvik.
  • Discover firsthand the lifestyles of Alaska's Arctic Coastal peoples with a tour of the village with a local host.
  • Walk the shores of the Arctic Ocean near the northernmost point on the North American Continent. Bravely dip your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean.
  • Overnight in Utqiaġvik at Top of the World Hotel (included). 
  • Depart Utqiaġvik by air on Alaska Airlines to Anchorage.  (Departure and/or return flights can be arranged from/to Fairbanks.)  NOTE - Flight times have been variable the last couple of years - schedule below is based on current schedule being posted by Alaska Airlines for the mid/late summer of 2022.

Tour Dates and Rates

May 15, 2022 - September 15, 2022

7:30 AM Departure

Days: Daily

Rate: $909

  • Arctic Circle
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Undiscovered Arctic
  • Arctic Circle
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Undiscovered Arctic

Day 1 - START  Depart Anchorage 8:05 am on AS 1489 / 9:59 am arrive Utqiaġvik (Can depart Fairbanks at 5:15 AM on AS 2050 to Anchorage, change planes to AS 1489)

Day 2 - RETURN Depart Utqiaġvik 10:50 am on AS 1479 / arrive Anchorage at 12:34pm 

Flight times are subject to change - we ask guests to call 1-2 days prior to departure to reconfirm times.  The above  times are given as an example - the 2022 flight schedule for Alaska Airlines has and will most likely continue to change over the course of the summer.  

Tour Schedule: Tours operate daily from May 15 - September 15, 2022.  

2022 Starting at Rates: Rates began at $909.00 per person from Fairbanks ($859.00 per person from Anchorage) and are based on double occupancy and subject to change. Rates can and do vary depending on requested date of travel, routing and available categories of seat rates.    

CANCELLATION Policy - Due to restrictions of commercial air travel it is very important for guests to understand the Cancellation Policy associated with both Alaska Vacation packages sold by Northern Alaska Tour Company (Utqiaġvik Adventure).

(Add $130 for Single Supplement)

UPDATED  4/11/20

Note: In respect to the community's recent vote to rename Barrow to Utqiaġvik, the traditional Inupiat name for the community, Northern Alaska Tour Company's Barrow Expedition and Barrow Adventure have been renamed to the Utqiaġvik Expedition and Utqiaġvik Adventure.

Northern Alaska Tour Company is pleased to once again offer our Utqiaġvik Expedition for the summer season.  Visitors are invited to join us for this small group experience to the northernmost Inupiat community of Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow.

The Utqiaġvik Expedition differs from the Utqiaġvik Adventure series by type of aircraft utilized for air transportation and the number of guests in each departure. Due to limitations of smaller aircraft the Expedition is more prone to weather alterations. 

Expedition Series guests generally travel to and from Utqiaġvik in  9-passenger, twin-engine, Piper Chieftains.  This smaller plane travels between 5,000 - 10,000 feet and provides all guests with a window and an aisle seat.  While in Utqiaġvik the guests will visit the residential and commercial areas of the community and stop out along the Arctic Ocean coast. The Utqiaġvik Expedition is a package operated by Northern Alaska Tour Company.

Adventure Series guests travel to and from Utqiaġvik in a 737 jet operated by Alaska Airlines. On any given day the plane can be configured to accommodate up to 111 passengers.  Once in Utqiaġvik guests will have a similar tour experience as the expedition guests in visiting the residential and commercial areas of Utqiaġvik.  

For information on how to make a reservation, click on the link to our planning page.