A dream in white: our Arctic Road Trip takes you from Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon, to Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean during the thrilling season of winter. We head first to Dawson City, the gold rush capital, where we catch a bit of the gold fever ourselves by touring the historic town and visiting its dance halls and restaurants.
From here we head north on the famous Dempster Highway through the Tombstone Mountains, which are some of the newest and rawest peaks in North America. Almost entirely alone as we travel this remote winter road, we’ll reach Eagle Plains and spend the night in a warm hotel, before crossing the Arctic Circle early the next day, where a little celebration is planned. Leaving the Ogilvie Mountains behind us we pass over immense arctic tundra before climbing up and over the Richardson Mountains and into the Northwest Territories and our first hint of the Arctic Ocean. We’ll cross two ice bridges before reaching Inuvik, a modern town on the edge of the Mackenzie River Delta.
From Inuvik we’ll take a side trip on the strange and fascinating Ice Road to the old arctic town Aklavik, across the Delta. Finally, we’ll head north on the newly completed highway to Tuktoyaktuk, an Inuvialuit hamlet on the arctic coast. Here we’ll join a local family for a few traditional snacks and stories of life in the far North. Back in Inuvik, we also have the option of an unforgettable dog sled tour.
(This tour is also offered in a reverse itinerary, beginning in Inuvik)
08.03.2023 – 17.03.2023 – Whitehorse to Inuvik
15.03.2023 – 24.03.2023 – Inuvik to Whitehorse
You do not want to drive this far? Take a look at our Trondek Klondike Dawson City experience here.