Beyond the Arctic Circle

Description

Drive north, all the way to the Northwest Territories border, beyond the Arctic Circle, to a land of snow, ice and northern lights! A comfortable discovery of winter in the north.

dates :February - March 2021
Group size :2 to 6
duration :6 days
difficulty :easy
Price :$ 2720 CAD + 5% GST
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Day after day

Day 0 (March 2nd) : You will be met at the Whitehorse airport and shuttled to your accommodation.
Night in hotel in Whitehorse.

Day 1: We meet you at your accommodation and make sure everyone has all the gear to enjoy this trip properly. Then, we drive north on the Klondike Highway towards Dawson City. We stop at different vista points along the way, like the one overlooking the Five Fingers Rapids and the Yukon River. We arrive in Dawson in the early evening. After dinner, we drive a few kilometers up to the Midnight Dome to try to see our first northern lights!
Night in a hotel in Dawson.  L

Day 2: We start the day by driving through Tombstone Territorial Park. The Dempster Highway offers splendid views of the 2200km2 of subarctic tundra, lakes, rivers and high rugged peaks of the park. While in the park, we have a couple opportunities for small walks, if the snow is not too deep! Tombstone is just the first section of road going through the Ogilvie Mountains. After the park, the Dempster Highway continues its way through the mountains before crossing the Ogilvie River and climbing onto another ridge. From there, we discover a spectacular view of the Ogilvie Mountains and the Peel River Valley. After a total of 310 km for the day, we stop for the night in Eagle Plains, the only gas station/motel on the Yukon side of the Dempster Highway.
Night in Eagle Plains. L - D

Day 3: From Eagle Plains, we drive north for another 40km, until we reach the Arctic Circle. The Dempster Highway is the northernmost highway in Canada, and the only one to cross the Arctic Circle. We actually push a little further; to climb a bit more on the western slopes of the Richardson Mountains, and reach the border between the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. There, we really grasp the vastness and beauty of the arctic tundra! Tonight again, we sleep at Eagle plains.

Night in the motel in Eagle Plains. B – L – D

Day 4: We keep driving south, enjoying once again the landscapes of the Ogilvie Mountains and Tombstone Territorial Park.

Night in a hotel in Dawson.  B – L

Day 5: This morning you can enjoy a walk through Dawson before we head back to Whitehorse. We will be back in Whitehorse in the evening.

Night in a hotel in Whitehorse.  L

Day 6: We drive you to the airport or to your next Yukon adventure.

Let us know if you would like to add a day of dog sledding or snow mobiling in the Yukon. We can easily do that for you!

 

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Included

  • Ground transportation for the whole duration of the trip
  • Airport/accommodation transfers
  • Accommodations as specified in the itinerary above, based on double occupancy (+ $600 for single occupancy)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary above
  • Bilingual guide French/English
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • Winter (-40°c) clothing rental: winter boots, snow pants, parka, mitts, toque

not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

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Travelers' reviews

"I had 1 week with terre boreal to travel in Yukon beyond the Arctic Circle. This trip with Terre Boreal was wonderful and fantastic. During 1 week, I visited, learnt and saw lot of things. This french agency Terre boreale is very professional and passionate for the Yukon Territory. This Yukon trip will be never forget. "
Guillaume S, March 2016

"Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve et d'aventures en traversant le Yukon du sud au nord grâce à Miléna et Max. Terre Boréale nous a apporté, démontré toutes leurs qualités d'organisation, de rigueur et d'inventivités pour nous faire vivre une concrète semaine de découvertes. Max nous a montré ses grandes connaissances dans les domaines aussi variés que la faune, la flore, la géographie et l'histoire du Yukon.Max sait nous emmener sur les sites les plus propices à admirer les aurores boréales, ses conseils techniques photographiques sont des plus utiles. Des rencontres privilégiées,( nous pensons à Gérard le trappeur), des petits plats maison (nous pensons aux délicieux cookies et bien d'autres mets)...... Tout était au top, tout était parfait ! Merci pour ce road trip (le van est très confortable) qui s'est révélé au delà de nos espérances. Max et Miléna, encore merci. Sophie et Denis. "
Sophie et Denis, March 2016

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