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You have to drive the Dalton highway to get here, (highway is a tongue and cheek term by the way); but this is a cool little sign you want to see and take your picture in front of it. Because if you made it this...More
Looking back I am glad we made the trip, but it is a LONG DRIVE and truly a day-long commitment. The road is very rough at spots and our bus had a flat tire at the sign location. Thankfully our driver was able to change!...More
This is an all day drive but worth the trip. The road was mostly gravel. Nice travelling on. Its the tarred areas that are rough. There is no gas until Coldfoot so tank up before attempting. The circle and sign are about 70 miles before...More
While the area is basically just a sign and rest area, it does mark the start of the Arctic Circle in the United States. If you are visiting with a tour group, they are happy to help you take pictures and they will roll out...More
An Arctic Circle visit had been on my bucket list for awhile so I finally was able to check it off my list. It's not much - just a sign - but what it represents is quite interesting.
It could use a bit of sprucing...More
From Fairbanks it takes about 5 hours during March to come to the Arctic Circle Sign from Fairbanks, it is a side road on the right hand side on Dalton Highway. Those people take you over there will even give you an certificate for the...More
Some auto rental places will let you drive their car on the Dalton Hwy, but check first. This is about a 3 1/5 to 4 hour drive from Fairbanks to a beautiful spot along the highway where the Arctic Circle intersects the highway. You cross...More
Actual visit date: June 2017 - Hubby did not like the bus trip - it was an uncomfortable ride for him. I loved it! It was a 12-hour day, but we got to see so much on the way up and back from Fairbanks. There's...More
The above subject says it all. The expedition “beyond the wall” was absolutely phenomenal. We ventured out to the real North (above Fairbanks) in November. If you value your life and are planning on crossing the Arctic Circle, please take the following few tips very...More
Response from C943BHelizabethm | Reviewed this property |
This answer may be late for you but I just saw your question. The car we rented was unlike cars we drive around in cities. The wheels seemed to raise the car higher off the ground because there are potholes and all sorts of... More
This answer may be late for you but I just saw your question. The car we rented was unlike cars we drive around in cities. The wheels seemed to raise the car higher off the ground because there are potholes and all sorts of problem spots on the permafrost surface. It is not a well drained roadway, so you will encounter big puddles(it rains frequently) and splashes from the supply trucks and other vehicles. We had no flat tire but the car did come with a spare tire and tools. Only thing that was shocking was the high price of gas in the only gas station on the route. I think it was a quite a scenic drive.
Response from Michelle N | Reviewed this property |
We drove up in the summer so the road was a little rough but not too bad. We stopped along the way for pictures but it took us 6 hours to get to the sign, (we stopped at Hot Spot Cafe for lunch), then we continued on to... More
We drove up in the summer so the road was a little rough but not too bad. We stopped along the way for pictures but it took us 6 hours to get to the sign, (we stopped at Hot Spot Cafe for lunch), then we continued on to Coldfoot which took another 2 1/2 hours. We spent the night further up at Marion Creek Campground just north of Coldfoot and the drive back to Fairbanks the next day was 7 hours.
Response from outsidenow | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely scenic but dangerous to drive in the summer so the winter must be frightful. Leave it to a professional who do not drive their own vehicles on that road. They rent from a limited supply since many firms will... More
It is definitely scenic but dangerous to drive in the summer so the winter must be frightful. Leave it to a professional who do not drive their own vehicles on that road. They rent from a limited supply since many firms will not rent vehicles to use on that road.
That should tell you something.