Slate Creek Inn Coldfoot Camp
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Coldfoot Camp is a good 10-hour drive away from Fairbanks, even further north of the Arctic Circle. The road is not so easy to drive in the harsh winter, but there are many reasons to take the trip. Now it is one of the crucial stops for Dalton Highway truckers (the was a show, 'Ice road Truckers,' that featured Dalton Highway truckers). There is also a high-quality temporary home for short-term visitors. This is the only food stop between here and Fairbanks.
Comefoot Camp is also a good place to base yourself for Arctic activities. The Northern Alaska Tour Company, the only tour operator who runs tours this far up north, offers three official tours: Arctic Village and Aurora Tour, Dog Mushing (sledding) Tour, and Mountain Safari.
Once the clock hits 11 pm, if the weather is clear, the sky is covered with a shield-like magnetic field, well known as the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. Its appearance is highly unpredictable, but between October and April, the chance of seeing the Aurora is quite high. It's all up to the sun and wind.Recommended for: