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Prudhoe Bay Tour

North! To Prudhoe Bay
Our Most Popular Two-Day Tour to Alaska’s Oilfields And the Arctic National Wild Refuge

prudhoe bayIf you are adventurous, try a trip to the very end of the road and see the magnificent Brooks Mountain Range, the oilfields of Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Ocean. Your tour will feature all the amenities of the Arctic Circle trip, plus much, much more.

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel or bed and breakfast by 3:00 a.m. Leaving early in the morning will give you the chance to see more wildlife along the roadway. You will follow the same route and itinerary to the Arctic Circle as listed in the Arctic Circle one-day trip.

After lunch, you will venture farther north through the Arctic tundra, with several stops throughout the afternoon at scenic viewpoints and rest areas. You’ll take a break at the historic mining camp and town of Coldfoot. As you continue northward, you’ll drive through the Brooks Mountain Range, one of the most beautiful and awesome sights in the United States.

Sixty miles past Coldfoot, you’ll see the Chandalar River and the farthest north spruce tree along the road. Beyond this area, you’ll see no trees, only the vast, colorful tundra leading to the Arctic Ocean. You’ll come to Atigun Pass, the highest pass in the state. The Continental Divide is located here. Dall Sheep are common in the mountainous to the Arctic flatlands and The Arctic National Wild – Life Refuge where you’re likely to see herds of caribou and possibly musk-ox along the highway. Other animals or birds to watch for include grizzly bear and peregrine falcons.

You’ll arrive for the evening at the small town of Deadhorse and stay at one of 3 different hotels in Deadhorse. We call and make your reservations for you. While Deadhorse was established for the oilfield operations, there are several buildings including a post office and general store. The price of your hotel room is not included in the tour price.

oil pipelineUpon your arrival in Prudhoe Bay that afternoon,  you will have the option to tour the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and learn all about the operations there. You’ll also stop at the Arctic Ocean, which is frozen 10 months of the year, despite its salt content. The price of the tour is approximately $49 per person and lasts and hour and a half.

After your optional tour of the oilfields, you’ll depart for your drive back to Fairbanks and see more magnificent views of the Arctic tundra, the Brooks Range and its wildlife. You’ll eat your lunch at one of the viewpoints along the way and will arrive back at your hotel or bed and breakfast in the evening.

The cost of this two-day adventure to Prudhoe Bay is $1250 per person (with a minimum of two people). We do offer other rates for this tour, and they are as follows: $999 per person for 3 travelers; $899 per person for 4 travelers; and only $799 per person for five or more travelers. These prices include meals, snacks, and soft drink for the two-day tour.

 

Make sure you ask about our Motor Coaches! Great Group Discounts!

 

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