A 32-mile, early morning ATV ride through the Boreal Forest. Climb hills and switchbacks while enjoying the views of scenic overlooks and wildlife.
- Duration: 5 hours
- Passengers: 1 per ATV (1 additional for $90)
- Age: 16+ with a valid driver’s license
- Experience level: Beginner or experienced
- Tour dates: May 7 – Aug 18 | (Starting August 18, this becomes the Fall Mid-Day Tour, which runs at a different time to accommodate our diminishing daylight.)
- Where to meet: Entrance of Pioneer Park before 6:10 p.m.
Enjoy the Sunshine in the Alaskan Wilderness
Come and experience one of the unique benefits of living in the last frontier: extra hours of daylight! While others are tucking themselves in for the night, get out and enjoy the sunshine in the Alaskan wilderness!
This ride is suitable for adventurous people new to ATVing as well as experienced drivers. Drivers must be 16 or older with a valid driver’s license. Complimentary snack and drinks will be provided. If you have specific needs for snacks or drinks, please feel free to bring them. Non-alcoholic drinks only. Drinks must be in a plastic container. No glass bottles.
The Midnight Sun Tour leaves the front entrance of Pioneer Park at 6:15 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:10 p.m. We plan on being back in town around 11:30 p.m. We meet at the front entrance of Pioneer Park off of Airport Way.
We drive 18 scenic miles north of Fairbanks. Ride in our shuttle bus to the trailhead to start your adventure. The guides point out sights along the way, discussing the history of Alaska and looking for wildlife. At the trailhead, get on your ATV, receive safety instruction from your guides, and practice driving before we hit the trail. Helmets, gloves, and goggles are provided. All our machines are equipped with power steering and automatic transmissions for an enjoyable ride!
We ride on a winding trail through the boreal forest for a total of 32 miles. The trail crosses prospector routes, climbing hills, and switchbacks along the way. The trail leads to a scenic overlook where we can enjoy snacks and drinks while watching the sun on its way down. When the tour is over, we load up and head back to town. Please allocate about five hours for the trip.
Here are key dates for when sunset occurs:
May 20 – 11:24 p.m. – Scheduled opening day
May 31 – 11:59 p.m.
June 21 – 12:47 a.m. – Summer Solstice
June 30 – 12:40 a.m.
July 30 – 11:07 p.m.
August 31 – 9:14 p.m.
September 16 – 8:08 p.m. – Scheduled last day of the season