Transportation to/from Toolik
- Overview of Travel to/from TFS
- Science Support Truck
- Prudhoe Bay Toolik Taxi
- Dalton Highway Express
- Rental Vehicle
Local Toolik Transportation
Overview of Travel to/from TFS
Toolik Field Station is located at mile 284.5 of the Dalton Highway, 370 miles north of Fairbanks. Travel to the station by road takes roughly 8-12 hours and requires travel on a largely unpaved industrial artery that serves operations at Prudhoe Bay. The majority of our researchers and staff travel to TFS via an NSF-owned Toolik-managed Science Support Trucks that travel to and from the station twice weekly. However, there are several methods of travel one may select:
Option 1: Toolik-managed Science Support Truck from Fairbanks (requires truck reservation)
Option 2: “Toolik Taxi” shuttle from Prudhoe Bay (requires advance notice)
Option 3: Externally operated Dalton Highway Express service from Fairbanks
Option 4: Commercial rental truck (driven by user)
Please use the links at left to your organize your travel to/from Alaska and Toolik Field Station. Each user must arrange transportation to and from the station prior to arrival in Alaska.
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