Spectacular Dempster Highway, Tuktoyaktuk & the Arctic Ocean
In the next eleven days, you will discover Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, the southern Yukon with Emerald Lake, Carcross with the smallest desert on earth, Carcross Desert and experience the first whiff of the Klondike Gold Rush in Skagway, a small port town in Alaska.
On the way north we drive on the North Klondike Highway, which leads us directly to the capital of the Klondike Gold Rush and former capital of the territory, to Dawson City. We experience the Gold Rush atmosphere of the late 19th century as a gold digger. The journey continues on one of the wildest and most adventurous highways in North America, the Dempster Highway. We experience grandiose landscapes, see the Tombstone Mountains and stay overnight in the only accommodation on the 770km long distance towards the Arctic Ocean, in Eagle Plains.
At the Arctic Circle, we toast to its crossing and pass a short time later the border to the Northwest Territories. The further north we get now, the more barren and less overgrown the landscape presents itself to us. The Richardson Mountains are another highlight before we drive along the Ogilvie Ridge to places like Tsighetchik and Fort Mc Pherson. Inuvik is our base camp for the actual highlight of the tour – our Drive to the Arctic Ocean, to Tuktoyaktuk.