This is a 414-mile gravel road that heads straight north to the Arctic Ocean.
Alyeska built the 360-mile haul road section, now known as the Dalton Highway, from
the Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay, to supply the oil facilities on the North Slope. The
pipeline bridge across the 1,875 mile Yukon River is the only span across that river in
This is not a road for the
faint of heart, or those with a brand new vehicle. Most rental car companies will not
allow their cars on the Dalton. Be sure to follow our link and read the warnings before
Fairbanks, Alaska is the site of the World Ice Art Championships every March.
Some ice sculptures are retained in cold storage year 'round for the enjoyment of visitors
and locals alike. Follow the link above to learn more.
Located 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle, this lodge provides a wilderness
experience in a luxury setting. It costs a little more than some adventure outings, as it
is only accessible by float plane, but if you really want to experience
Alaska, you should find it well worth it.
This beautiful phenomenon can only be seen on dark nights, but films, videos
and still photos abound, and there are many multi-media presentations of the Aurora for
your viewing pleasure, if you cannot visit when the real thing is present. Visit our page
for more information.
The Steese is the road that has it all! Whether you are looking for spectacular
vistas, gold camps and history, tundra, the pipeline, the Yukon River, wildlife, or even
hot springs, this is the highway to take.
This was one of the most difficult and remarkable engineering feats of modern
time; one of the largest pipeline systems in the world. It doesn't cost a thing to see it
(gas doesn't count if you are passing by anyway), and you can get lots of information and
photo opportunities free, too.
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