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Arctic circle

At the tail end of a cruise to Alaska we decided to book a tour to the Arctic Circle. After reviewing trip advisor reviews, we selected Arctic Turtle Tours and were not... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Chip S
Dunnellon, FL
via mobile

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Newington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The person who "runs" this company has no business being in business. Our first tip off should have been his not returning calls. Then when he did, he confirmed our tour for 7:00 AM on Wednesday. We were all ready@ 7 AM and he never showed up. Finally got a hold of him and he said we were scheduled for... More 

Thank Lizr51
Dunnellon, FL
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

At the tail end of a cruise to Alaska we decided to book a tour to the Arctic Circle. After reviewing trip advisor reviews, we selected Arctic Turtle Tours and were not disappointed. RayDean was an excellent guide and inspired confidence in her knowledge of the areas we visited and her driving ability. While we saw only a few examples... More 

Thank Chip S
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Tour was good, guide Kurt was great. I did a day tour....I got to see the pipeline and the Arctic circle. I was happy with the tour (except it would have been nice to have veggie options for lunch). Be prepared for a lot of driving, about 4.5 hours each way. If the weather had been better, we would have... More 

Thank Cynthia S
Brookeville, Maryland
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

It is a 175 mile trek from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle but the terrain and scenery changes constantly. We went in Feb and the Dalton Highway was a ice road a lot of the way yet our driver/tour guide (Jim) drove with skill and safety. Whatever te time of year this is a once in a lifetime adventure for... More 

Thank rla1947
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The trip was amazing and super fun!! We visited the pipeline, Yukon river and the Arctic circle! The scene along the driveway was superbly beautiful, and I took lots of good pictures! Also, we set up a camp fire, and we had an amazing lunch with hot dogs and snacks. I highly recommend it and if I go back to... More 

Thank yingningy
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I didn't realize that we would be driving for 10 hours until that morning, but we had such a great time with Kurt. He was great at adapting to our gang of 8 and pointing out interesting things, joking with us, and generally making 10 hours go by fast! Even if we could have driven ourselves, which you can't in... More 

Thank jimbocpa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We are from Mexico and we love the whole trip. Kurt was an amazing guide, he kept telling us about pipe line, animals and flora of Alaska! He also told us about the maintenance of the road. He was a great driver. The Arctic Circle wasn't that great, but the landscapes we were able to see and admire are worth... More 

Thank Ireri B
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Had a group of 25, along with 11 additional people that he added, promised a tour on a first class coach, with tour guide to explain the sites. Bus arrived with driver, he hired a bus company and was expecting the bus company driver to do the description. He sent none of his own personnel. After 3 hours of nothing... More 

1 Thank Mark H
Wilson, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2015

What a great company to book your tour to the Arctic Circle with. We are from North Carolina and when I booked by phone I got to talk direct to Jim the owner of the company. What a great guy to converse with over the phone. I wish while we were in Fairbanks I could have met him.He went out... More 

Thank Don M
Walhalla, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

The road to the Arctic Circle is rough and the rental car companies forbid renters to drive on it. It has a history of broken windshields, blown tires and vehicles sliding off the washboard surface and it has a high use by truckers. We only saw a couple cars on our trip and their vehicle like ours had a thick... More 

4 Thank Patricia C

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