Alaska Arctic Tour

Study Political Sciences & Climate Change in Alaska

Did you know Alaska has about 100,000 glaciers? That covers 5% of the state! Take part in an impact project working with a local scientist to study the impacts of climate change on these magnificent geographical sites across the state.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Welcome to Alaska! Upon arrival in Anchorage, your group will transfer to Seward, a quaint harbor town, to check in to your accommodation for the night. Spend your free time today exploring the town and meeting your guide for the duration of your trip.

After your first group breakfast, you will set out for an exciting day out on the water for a gray whale watching tour! Strap on your sea legs and enjoy your ocean adventure on a zodiac boat to get up close with these majestic creatures.

In the afternoon, your group will make its way back to Anchorage for the night and to gear up for another adventurous day tomorrow.

Today your group will have the opportunity to choose from two fantastic excursions. Your first option is to explore the Anchorage Museum — a place dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art and history of Alaska. Your second option is to join an expedition to the Mantanuska Glacier — a great opportunity to study climate change up close and in-person or capture some spectacular photos.

Today is the day! Your group will board the Alaska Railroad’s Aurora Winter Train, your mode of transportation for the next several days of in this incredible tour of the Arctic.

The train heads to Talkeetna today where you’ll make it just in time to catch the sunset from the base of Denali. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tonight, you’ll be staying in a cozy lodge at the base of Denali!

Your group is in Denali for the day, and you’re in for some incredible sightseeing. Start the day by hopping on a plane for some “flightseeing” around Denali. Get a birds-eye view of this magical place.

Spend the afternoon exploring the town of Talkeetna, meeting with a climate expert, debriefing from your flightseeing tour, or adding in an impact project to your trip.

Hop back onboard the Aurora Winter Train to head to Fairbanks! En route, enjoy the incredible winter landscape and prepare for your arrival in Fairbanks.

Upon arrival in Fairbanks, your group will visit the Museum of the North where you’ll be greeted by a professor from the University of Fairbanks. Enjoy your time exploring the museum’s many exhibits alongside an expert on Alaska and the Arctic Circle.

Spend the evening enjoying an authentic meal and staying at a local lodge for the night.

Today, your group will travel by plane to a remote oil pipeline camp called Coldfoot. As one of the world’s northernmost towns, the opportunity to catch arctic wildlife and the aurora borealis is extraordinary.

Travel along the Dalton Highway to your remote accommodation for the night.

Your group will venture back to Fairbanks today for a thrilling adventure to check off your bucket list. Head to the lodge to gear up for your dog mushing tour and trail ride!

Tonight is your final night in Fairbanks, so let’s make it an unforgettable one!

Get back aboard the train today to head back to Anchorage! Upon arrival in Anchorage, your group will head to a seminar and interview with a local climate expert in partnership with the Anchorage Municipality Climate Action Plan. Get out your journal and prepare your questions ahead of time — this will be a good one!

Tonight, your group will celebrate an incredible trip to the Arctic Circle and back with a final celebratory dinner in Anchorage before turning in for the night.

It’s time to return home today. Before heading to the airport, if you have time be sure to explore more of what Anchorage has to offer. This city doesn’t disappoint! 

Take a ride on the Aurora Winter Train during Spring break. Learn about climate change first hand along the Alaska Railroad starting in Anchorage and concluding in Fairbanks. Enter the arctic circle for 2 days on this incredible adventure and enjoy a grey whale watching tour, a visit to one of the northernmost cities, explore the Anchorage Museum, flightsee in Denali, witness the aurora borealis and trek Fairbanks by dog sled.


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