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Trans-Alaska Pipeline (Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center) Tours

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is a 48-inch oil pipeline that traverses 800 miles (1,300 kilometers). It was built by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in 1977 to transport crude oil from Prudhoe Bay’s oil fields to a port in Valdez to be loaded onto tankers and shipped to U.S. refiners. The cost to construct the pipeline was $8 billion, making it one of the largest privately-funded construction projects in Alaska. Moreover, it’s one of the largest pipeline systems in the world, and because much of the ground that it is laid on is frozen sections of the pipeline are either built above ground or buried and insulated.

It’s astonishing that the pipe has withstood the harsh Alaska weather for so long. Today, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline is a popular tourist attraction, especially for those who want to get a photograph of themselves touching it.

The Alyeska Pipeline Visitor Center on the Steese Highway at milepost 8.4 between Fox and Fairbanks is also worth a visit. This free-to-enter attraction provides a great introduction to the pipeline as it gives historical and background information as well as fun facts. For example, did you know the pipeline’s highest elevation is 4,739 feet (1,444 meters) at Atigun Pass? After leaving you’ll really understand what makes the Trans-Alaska Pipeline such an engineering marvel.

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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch, Fairbanks, null
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Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Journey to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude in one of our climate-controlled vans. ...  Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Day Trips
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Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Travel along one of the world’s most isolated roads from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on this memorable 14-hour tour through the Alaskan wilderness. In the ...  Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Nature & Wildlife
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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

On this full-day trip from Fairbanks, you'll acquire plenty of bragging rights for friends back home as you cross the Arctic Circle and (hopefully) see the ...  Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.00
Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Day Trips
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Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Visit the famous Arctic Circle and walk through the stunning landscapes around the Mighty Yukon River and high above the treeline on Finger Mountain during ...  Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Fairbanks City Highlight Tour, Fairbanks, Day Trips
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Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Enjoy a day out on the town in Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit the main highlights and attractions in the "Golden Heart City". Travel through time as you ...  Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Fairbanks Winter City Tour, Fairbanks, City Tours
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Fairbanks Winter City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover Fairbanks during the winter months, on this 5.5-hour tour with driver/guide. Visit the Santa Claus House, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors ...  Read more

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $115.00

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