Dempster Highway

Arctic Circle Tour

Nature Tours of Yukon

This trip is a Canadian Signature Experience, showcasing the best Canada has to offer and what makes Canada unique.


Cross the "dotted line" in search of Arctic wildife, snow-covered landscapes and celestial fireworks.

Every nature photographer dreams of shooting the Aurora Borealis. Few have the opportunity to do so north of the "dotted line," the fabled Arctic Circle. Join us on this Canadian Signature Experience, Nature Tours of Yukon's best and most exciting photography winter road trip in the Yukon.

On the drive north over the famous Dempster Highway, the only road that crosses the Arctic Circle in Canada, you have ample opportunity to explore the arctic winter wilderness and experience the majestic beauty of the northern mountain ranges. The most breathtaking landscapes in the Yukon are found along the Dempster Highway! You'll travel to the center of the aurora oval and stay near the Arctic Circle for three days so you can see as much as you possibly can and have the best chance of seeing the northern lights.

This is what one of our guest wrote about day 3 of this trip:

We were prepared to be amazed our first day on the Dempster Highway and we finally saw what all the fuss is about. Let me tell you that Yukon; Larger than life is an understatement. This land is much, much more than larger than life. We were not only amazed;. It was breathtaking. It was... Well, actually there are no words to do this land justice. -Lost for words-.

Join Nature Tours of Yukon's Canadian Signature Experience. Our best photography & winter road trip in Yukon.


  • Canadian Signature Experience
  • Winter wilderness photography
  • Visit Dawson City
  • Explore the Dempster Highway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • See the Aurora Borealis at the Arctic Circle


7 Days

Operator testimonials


Sarah, Chris, Carole and Shaheen

We wanted to send a note regarding our guide Derek. He was such a joy! We actually all really missed him when we had to say goodbye to him, I think it was harder on us than it was on him, haha. He was very informative, very kind, sweet, laid back and just overall a great person. We joked about how we wish we could adopt him into our family. In terms of our tour, the views of the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle were my favourite. The mountains, the landscape was just unreal. I've never seen anything like it. Eagle Plains and Dawson City were so INTERESTING to me! Unfortunately we didn't get to see the northern lights as it was very cloudy but I guess we'll just have to come back sometime. Thank you again all for all your help! All the best.


Hilde and Klaus with Tina

The holiday is over. What remains are beautiful memories. Our Tina was there for the first time in the winter – she too was so facinated. I think we've really infected her with the Canada Winter virus. The only downer: unfortunately we could not experience the finish of Allen Moore – at the time we were already over the Coast Mountain of BC. But Robert drove us the day before departure to Carmacks so we could experience Allen Moore's arrival at the checkpoint. That was really great; I filmed him on his ride over the frozen Yukon River. That was much more interesting than the arrival at the checkpoint. We would like to thank you very much. Nature Tours of Yukon is really a lucky draw in an ever-widening pot of sellers. In a possible rating of five stars, we give you six. In a nutshell, we will definitely recommend you. Greetings. Until we meet again.


Dr. Steve (Scotty, Vince and Logan)

I am back at work at the hospital and have more heart surgeries lined up than I can count. I look back on our recent experience and find solace. I am so appreciative of your work and service. I can't say enough great things about Robert, our guide ... please say hello for me.  I am looking towards next summer. Do you have other backpack trips the Bailey Clan can tackle? We would want Robert and our only request would be smiles all around. Please talk to Joost and see what might work. Thank you again.