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Prudhoe Bay / Deadhorse

Prudhoe Bay / Deadhorse

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Flight Time7~12 hours

The flight time to Prudhoe Bay / Deadhorse is approximately 7~12 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Prudhoe Bay / Deadhorse.


Deadhorse is a tiny community on the far northern tip of Alaska in the Unites States. Deadhorse has a permanent population of only 40-50 people, but up to 3,000 people may live there at a time depending on local companies and tourism. Deadhorse was founded to service the nearby oilfields, and later grew into a destination for tourism tickets for people looking for an Arctic experience.

Voice of Travelers to Deadhorse

My Trip to the Top of the World

I love going on crazy adventures, so buying a ticket for Deadhorse made perfect sense. I have bought tickets for a lot of exotic destinations before, but I had never bought a ticket to anywhere that cold and desolate. My tickets for Deadhorse were with Alaska Airlines, who regularly provide tickets in their small planes. These planes can be a little scary your first time, but the staff have a lot of experience at making you feel warm and safe. In Deadhorse you need to buy special tour tickets to travel up to the Arctic circle, and I have to say that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

The Arctic Wildlife of Deadhorse

I convinced my wife and kids that some tickets for Deadhorse to see all the incredible Arctic wildlife would be the perfect family vacation. We got a special family package deal on tickets with Horizon Air, and we all had a really fun time flying in on the small plane from Anchorage. The pilot told a lot of funny jokes which made the kids feel at ease. In Deadhorse we bought the Arctic wildlife tour tickets and spent two whole days traveling around the area in special Arctic buggies looking at all the different wildlife.

A Day Without Night in Deadhorse

My wife's brother and sister in law had bought tickets for their wedding anniversary to experience the Arctic summer days where the sun never sets. After hearing the great stories about their time in Deadhorse, my wife and I decided that we need to buy some tickets for ourselves for Deadhorse to have this experience. We were able to get a great deal on tickets with Ravn Alaska. The flight into Deadhorse on the small plane was pretty neat, and I could tell that the staff were used to making the customer feel comfortable during the strange experience. There are some great Arctic tour tickets available in Deadhorse, but the greatest experience is simply seeing the sun set for less than 30 minutes during the longest days of summer.

Deadhorse Travel FAQs

Q. What is the weather like in Deadhorse?

A. Deadhorse has a semi-arid tundra climate. Deadhorse features some of the coldest temperatures on the planet, and even the warmest days of summer are still very cold. Most tourists for Deadhorse buy their tickets in the warmest few months of summer, but a few tourists prefer to buy tickets to experience the extreme cold and dark of winter.

Q. What happens with the length of the days in Deadhorse?

A. Because of the proximity to the Arctic Circle, Deadhorse experiences extremely short nights in the summer and extremely short days in the winter. These extreme day and night times are one of the draws for many tourists who buy tickets for Deadhorse just to experience these events.

Q. Are there wildlife tours in Deadhorse?

A. Most of the tourists who buy tickets for Deadhorse are making the trip for the Arctic wildlife tours. The tickets for these tours are available throughout most of the year, and they are considered among the most exotic wildlife tours in the world. People who buy tour tickets can expect to see polar bears, elk, Arctic foxes and various other wildlife that are only found around the Arctic Circle in North America.

Deadhorse - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Deadhorse Airport •Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport •Fairbanks International Airport •Wiley Post = Will Rogers Memorial Airport •Barter Island Long Range Radar Service Airport •Nuiqsut Airport  etc.

Flight Routes to Deadhorse

There are no direct tickets to Deadhorse from any large city besides Anchorage, the capital of Alaska. All tickets for Deadhorse must first pass through Anchorage or one of the nearby small Alaskan airports. Tickets for Anchorage are available from a few select cities in North America, and Frankfurt offers seasonal tickets for tourists to fly to Anchorage directly from Europe. All other tickets for Anchorage must first pass through a North America city.