Arctic Circle Tour
- Single supplement CAD $600
- Prices are per person based on double occupancy
- All transactions are in Canadian dollars.
- 5% GST will be added.
- ACT 01/2020Jan 26 2020 to Feb 1 2020
- ACT 02/2020Feb 9 2020 to Feb 15 2020
- ACT 03/2020Feb 23 2020 to Feb 29 2020
- ACT 04/2020Mar 8 2020 to Mar 14 2020
- ACT 05/2020Mar 14 2020 to Mar 20 2020
Day 1: Are we there yet?
Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. Meet your guide and the other participants for an pre-trip information meeting. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (No meals included)
Day 2: White is today’s favorite colour.
The drive from Whitehorse to Dawson shows us already that tiny glimpse of awesomeness that lies ahead to our way to the Arctic Circle. Snow covered roads, snow covered trees, snow covered mountains and ice covered rivers. And a highway lodge snuggled beneath its white blanket, sleeping and waiting for the warm, endless summer days that will come along eventually. Life slows down significantly in the deepfreeze. Hopefully we’ll have our first encounter with the amazing Aurora Borealis. Overnight in Dawson. (lunch bag included)
Day 3: Sunrise in Dawson City.
We’ll driving the Dempster Highway and get to see what all the fuss is about. Time to experience firsthand why they call Yukon “larger than life”. Be prepared to be amazed.
This is what one of our guest wrote about this day:
“We were prepared to be amazed our first day on the Dempster Highway and we saw indeed what all the fuss is about. Let me tell you that “Yukon; Larger than life” is an understatement. This land is much, much more than “larger than life” We were not only amazed;. It was breathtaking. It was…. Well, actually there are no words to do this land justice. -Lost for words-“.
(lunch bag included). Overnight in Eagle Plains.
Day 4: Across the dotted line.
After an amazing night, with the sky ablaze with twinkling stars and Northern Lights, and with a hearty breakfast in our tummies, we are off to the Arctic Circle. Alas; the dotted line is hidden under a thick pack of snow, but there are lots of other nice features to see. As there are: the Arctic Circle interpretive sign, panoramic views of the Richardson Mountains, snow, mountains, more snow, more mountains, a snow hare and in the far distance hundreds of caribou.
We’ll keep driving north, and the “larger than life” theme gets to a “very, very much larger than life” stage real quick, when we reach the border with Northwest Territories. We'll take the time to explore and photograph the impressive winter landscape. Then we drive back to Eagle Plains for dinner. Weather permitting we can go back to the Arctic Circle to see the Aurora Borealis dancing.
(lunch bag included)
Day 5: Again, but the other way around.
Today you can sleep in before we return to Dawson. Again the amazing views of the snow covered mountains along the road will keep you clicking away! In Dawson City we will go up to the Midnight Dome to see the Northern Lights. (lunch bag included)
Day 6: Was that a toe in my drink?
After visiting Diamond Tooth Gertie’s and getting up close and personal with the famous sour toe cocktail last night, our small band of Arctic Circle explorers is ready to return to civilisation. But before we return to Whitehorse, we'll explore Dawson and we visit the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre.
Once in Whitehorse you'll check in at the hotel downtown. (lunch bag included)
We'll take you to the airport in time for your flight. Or spend a few days in Whitehorse and try ice fishing, snowshoeing, dog sledding or snowmobiling.
- Airport transfers in Whitehorse.
- 6 nights accommodation in hotels and motels.
- All transportation as per itinerary in safe and comfortable SUV (4WD).
- Arctic Circle certificate.
- Bagged lunch where stated.
- Fees and licenses.
- Emergency equipment including satellite phone.
- Experienced driver / guide for the duration of the tour.
- Meals and beverages in restaurants and hotels.
- Arctic Winter clothing (rental is available)
- Trip cancelation & medical insurance: We strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip cancelation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
- The Arctic Circle Tour is part of Destination Canada’s "Canadian Signature Experience" collection.
Tours in the Canadian Signature Experience Collection are vetted by Destination Canada and Yukon Tourism along strict quality criteria, so you can be confident you're getting experiences that are uniquely Yukon.
- Average temperatures at this time of winter are between -2° and - 24° Celsius (28 to -31 Fahrenheit), but extremes may be as low as -45° Celsius (-50 Fahrenheit). We ask you to bring adequate clothing to withstand these temperatures. Upon request you can rent a clothing package from Nature Tours of Yukon.
- Nature Tours of Yukon provides all necessary emergency equipment for traveling in winter conditions, including satellite phone.
- On this tour there is a possibility that there may be last-minute changes to the itinerary due to the nature of the excursion. We may experience unforeseen delays due to weather or other reasons. We'll do our best to provide an alternate program of equivalent importance and value, and of a similar nature.
- You will be required to sign a 'release of claims and waiver of liability' form prior to the departure of this tour.
- see our Arctic brochure or Aurora brochure for more travel inspiration.