Dempster Highway | Less Explored Yukon

Arctic Road Trip – Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk

Ruby Range Adventure

Experience the ultimate winter road trip: from Whitehorse to Tuktoyaktuk; the Arctic Ocean during this thrilling season!


The dream of the Arctic Ocean is one that has been fascinating visitors for a very long time. 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 first head 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.


10-day roundtrip from/to Whitehorse/Inuvik

Personalized guidance and interpretation during the entire trip

9 nights hotel accommodation in superior middle-class double room

All overland transportation

Meeting Inuit-Families in Tuktoyaktuk

Flight from Inuvik to Whitehorse alternately from Whitehorse to Inuvik


10 Days
From $6,360 per person

Operator testimonials


Ruth S.

This tour was perfect! I can’t imagine a better way to visit "the last frontier." Our driver–guide was a joy to be with and full of interesting and funny stories. The itinerary and the included excursions were very well done; the majority of the optional excursions that I participated in were well worth the additional money spent, especially the Kenai Fjords tour.


Jennifer A.

Such a great Yukon adventure we went on!!! The guides Benny, Simon and Jonas were AWESOME!!! Taking great care of us, with safety and fun the top priorities. Highly recommended, and can’t wait to go again – Thanks!


Michal O.

Yukon and Alaska tour with Ruby Range Adventure was one of my best experiences ever. Professional organization, friendly and willing tour guide who was knowledgeable about the history of the places and cities we visited. The trip filled all of my expectations plus we were a good group having fun and a good time on the way. If I went to Alaska and the Yukon again, I would choose Ruby Range Advanture again, for sure. I can really recommend this company.