The unpaved Dalton Highway connects with the state's paved highway system and traverses the Arctic, but it only leads to the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay. For those looking to tackle the journey north by road, prepare for flat tires, cracked windshields, and a slow-going drive. Check with your rental-car company to confirm you are permitted to take the vehicle on the Dalton Highway. If so, consider investing in additional auto insurance as well as a basic roadside repair kit and a satellite phone. Pack extra food, gear, gas, and supplies in case of an accident or breakdown.