Northern Lights Viewing, Fairbanks Winter Experiences – Alaska Tours

FAIRBANKS WINTER EXPERIENCES

Arctic Circle Driving Adventure
Tour up the Dalton Highway into the Alaskan Arctic. As you depart Fairbanks, you will pass gold mines and drive alongside the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Walking on the Arctic tundra will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska's Arctic regions. Drive all the way north to the Arctic Circle, where you will receive an official Arctic Circle certificate. On the way back south to Fairbanks, stop and marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River.
Not included: meals and transfers to and from your hotel (tour departs from the East ramp of the Fairbanks airport).

NOTE: there is a 4-person minimum in order to operate this tour. Children have to be at least 6 years old to operate this tour.

Season: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday departures only: September 23, 2016 - April 30,  2017 (no tour on Dec 25 and Jan 1)
DepartureTime: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: approx. 15 - 16 hours

Price:
 USD 219 per person

Fairbanks Northern Lights Viewing Tour (October only)
You will be transferred 30 - 45 minutes from your hotel to a prime Aurora viewing destination away from the city lights. We recommend that you dress warmly for this tour, so you may view the Northern Lights from outdoors. If you become cold, you can warm up inside. Hot beverages and roundtrip transportation are included. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 2:30H.

Good to know: Reserved tour date may change due to weather, Aurora activity, or other considerations, even after the tour has been confirmed. You will be consulted regarding any changes.

NOTE: There is a 2 passenger minimum in order to operate this tour. Children have to be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks

Season: October 11 - 31, 2016
Departure Time: between 10:00pm and 11:00pm (between 22 and 23:00H)
Duration: approx. 4 to 4.5 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 85 per person (2 or more) /USD 170 for single

Northern Lights Viewing and Dinner Tour from Fairbanks
This tour offers the perfect Aurora Borealis viewing opportunity as well as the chance to be personal dinner guests at an Alaska cabin. You will be transferred 30 - 45 minutes from your hotel to a prime Aurora viewing destination away from the city lights. At a warm cabin, you will enjoy a home cooked, Alaskan meal. While you are waiting for the natural wonder of the Northern Lights, relax around a warm wood stove and listen to interesting Alaska stories including dog mushing, stories about the lifestyle and people of the North, and more. Please note that the cabin is comfortable and warm yet also rustic and without indoor plumbing. There is an outhouse close by. Arctic winter clothing is available to watch the Aurora outside. The north-facing windows of the cabin also allow for optimal viewing even from indoors. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 3:00am.
Included: Midnight dinner, hot beverages and roundtrip transportation.

Good to know: Reserved tour date may change due to weather, Aurora activity, or other considerations, even after the tour has been confirmed. You will be consulted regarding any changes.

NOTE: There is a 2 passenger minimum in order to operate this tour. Children have to be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks

Season: Daily departures August 21 - October 10, 2016 and November 1, 2016 - April 10, 2017
Departure Time: approx. 10:00pm (22:00H)
Duration: approx. 5 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 180 per person

World Ice Art Championship Tour from Fairbanks
See the world's best ice art up close on this tour. Every year, ice artists from around the world gather in Fairbanks, Alaska to compete and create the finest ice art. The guided tour includes narrated transportation along single block classic and multi-block classic displays. You will also visit the “kid's park” where there are huge slides, an ice maze, mini-golf, and many other ice attractions. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and visit the souvenir shop before you return to your hotel.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks

Season: Daily departures March 3 - 26, 2017 (depending on weather condition)
Departure Time: between 3:30pm and 4:00pm (between 15:30H and 16:00H)
Duration: approx. 4 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 85 per person (2 or more) / USD 170 for single

Northern Lights Viewing and Chena Hot Springs from Fairbanks
Enjoy the Aurora Borealis, the Ice Museum and hot springs! You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred 1.5 hours to Chena Hot Springs. After arriving, you will take a guided tour of the Ice Museum. Afterwards, soak and relax in the natural hot springs. At around midnight, look for the Northern Lights to dance across the sky. Depart at 2:30am, arriving at your hotel around 4am.
Tour includes: Roundtrip transportation from/to Fairbanks, tour of the Ice Museum, admission to the hot springs.
Not included: Please note that alcoholic beverages at the ice bar in the Ice Museum, meals, and towel rental for the hot springs are not included.


Good to know: Reserved tour date may change due to weather, Aurora activity, or other considerations, even after the tour has been confirmed. You will be consulted regarding any changes. Please bring your own towel and swimsuit.

NOTE: There is a 2 passenger minimum in order to operate this tour. Children have to be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks

Season: Daily departures August 21 - October 10, 2016 and November 1, 2016 - April 10, 2017    
DepartureTime: approx. 5:00pm (17:00H) 
Duration: approx. 11 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 190 per person

Arctic Circle Northern Lights Driving Adventure
Tour up the Dalton Highway into the Alaskan Arctic. As you depart Fairbanks, you will pass gold mines and drive alongside the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Walking on the Arctic tundra will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska's arctic regions. Drive all the way north to the Arctic Circle, where you will receive an official Arctic Circle certificate. On the way back south to Fairbanks, stop and marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River. The Aurora Driving Tour returns at night (between 3:00am and 4:00am) for the best opportunities to view the Northern Lights. Therefore at least half of the tour will be in the dark to look for the Northern Lights. 
Not included: Meals and transfers to and from your hotel (Tour departs from the East ramp of the Fairbanks airport).

NOTE: A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate. Children have to be at least 6 years old to participate in this tour.

Season: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday departures only: September 20, 2016 - April 19, 2017 (no tour on Dec 25 and Jan 1) 
Departure Time: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: approx. 18 - 19 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 269 per person

Fairbanks Winter Adventure
During this guided tour, you will first stop at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center. From there the tour continues through the heart of downtown Fairbanks where you learn about the history of the Golden Heart City. After travelling through some of the unique Fairbanks residential areas, you view the Trans Alaska Oil Pipeline. The Museum of the North will be next on the schedule. Marvel at the natural and cultural history of Alaska and discover the science behind the majestic Northern Lights. A short 20 minute drive will bring you out of town to North Pole and the Santa Claus House. (Santa Claus House may be closed on weekdays; however, you will be able to take pictures of Santa Claus House from outside and may be able to meet Santa's reindeer team.) 
Included: roundtrip transportation from downtown Fairbanks hotels and UAF Museum admission.
Not included: Lunch and guide gratuity.

Season: October 15, 2016 - April 15,  2017 (except Sundays and holidays)
Departure Time: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: 5 hours

Price:
 USD 113 per person (2 or more) /USD 138 for single

Chena Hot Springs Day Tour with Snow Machining from Fairbanks
Travel 60 miles west of Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs. Chena Hot Springs Resort is internationally known for its natural mineral hot springs. Visitors can relax and revitalize in the outdoor hot springs, hot tubs, and indoor pool. After arriving, you will take a guided tour of the Ice Museum. Then depart on a 45-minute guided snow machining tour on the trails around the resort (depending on snow conditions). Afterwards, warm up and relax in the natural hot spring (please bring own swimsuit & towels).
Tour includes: roundtrip transfer from/to Fairbanks, Ice Museum, guided snow machining and admission to hot springs.
Not included: Alcoholic beverages at the ice bar in the Ice Museum, meals, and towel rental for the hot springs.

NOTE: There is a 2-person minimum in order to operate this tour. Must be 16 years or older to ride the snow machine!

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks.

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Departure Time: 11:00am (11:00H)
Duration: 7.5 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 265 per person

Fairbanks Northern Lights Viewing Tour
You will be transferred 30 - 45 minutes from your hotel to a prime Aurora viewing destination away from the city lights. We recommend that you dress warmly for this tour, so you may view the Northern Lights from the outdoors. If you become cold, you can warm up inside. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 2:30am.
Included: Hot beverages and roundtrip transportation.

Good to know: Reserved tour date may change due to weather, Aurora activity, or other considerations, even after the tour has been confirmed. You will be consulted regarding any changes.

NOTE: There is a 2 passenger minimum in order to operate this tour. Children have to be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks

Season: Daily departures August 21 - October 10, 2016 and November 1, 2016 - April 10, 2017
Departure Time: between 10:00pm and 11:00pm (between 22:00H and 23:00H)
Duration: approx. 4 to 4.5 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 115 per person (2 or more) /USD 230 for single

Arctic Circle Northern Lights Fly/Drive Adventure from Fairbanks
Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot, north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Mountain Range. Upon landing, begin your ground tour south from Coldfoot back to Fairbanks on the Dalton Highway. Learn the story of Alaska's Arctic both while travelling in the tour vehicle and at the various stops along the way. View the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline, cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate and stop along the shores of the mighty Yukon River. Once the sky gets dark, stops will be made to scan the northern sky for the aurora.
Not included: Meals and transfers to and from your hotel (Tour departs from the East ramp of the Fairbanks airport).

Good to know: Please note that at least half of the tour will be in the dark to look for the Northern Lights. Aurora viewing is dependent on weather and aurora activity.

NOTE: A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate. Children have to be at least 6 years old to participate in this tour.

Required at time of booking: Body weights.

Season: Daily departures Aug 21 - September 18, 2016 and Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday departures September 20, 2016 - April 21,  2017 (no tours on Dec 25 and Jan 1)
Departure Time: 1:00pm (13:00H)
Duration: 12 - 16 hours

Price:
 USD 449 (Aug-Sep)/419 (Sep-Apr) per person

Ice Fishing Day Tour from Fairbanks
Today you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day of guided ice fishing. While catching fish in a warm hut on a beautiful lake you can still safely enjoy the brisk, clear air and peaceful environment of Interior Alaska, home to some of the best ice fishing Alaska has to offer. Learn the old Alaska Native skills of ice fishing from experienced ice fishing guides. Hot drinks and grilled fish for a late lunch are served while fishing. Warm winter gear is available and the heated van is always close by.
Tour includes: roundtrip transfer from/to Fairbanks, winter gear rentals, fishing license, tackle, hot beverages and fish lunch.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks, body height, weight and shoe size   

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2016 to April 10, 2017 (depending on weather / ice conditions) (no tours on Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1)
Departure Time: 11:00am (11:00H)
Duration: approx. 7 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 238 per person

Dog Sledding Tour from Fairbanks
Today learn about Alaska's sled dogs and mushing, one of the most popular winter sports in Alaska. There is also plenty of time to play with and take pictures with the sled dogs.
Tour includes: roundtrip transfer in Fairbanks with approx. 1 hour dog sledding ride.

NOTE: Children have to be at least 5 years in order to participate in this tour. A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate!

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks, body weight, height and shoe size.

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 (depending on snow conditions)
Departure Time: various times available
Duration: approx. 3 hours including transfers, kennel visit and orientation time

Price:
 USD 169 per person

Arctic Circle Flightseeing Adventure
Depart from Fairbanks on a small plane and land across the Arctic Circle in a ceremonious fashion, where you will receive an official Arctic Circle certificate. Enjoy a walk on the treeless Arctic tundra, which will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska's arctic regions. A short ground tour of the rural truck stop of Coldfoot is included. Your return flight provides another opportunity to see the Yukon River, the Brooks Range, Gates of the Arctic National Park, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline from the air.
Not included: Meals and transfers to and from your hotel (Tour departs from the East ramp of the Fairbanks airport).

NOTE: A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures October 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017 (No departures on Dec 25 & Jan 1)
Departure Time: Approx. 1:00pm (13:00H) - subject to change
Duration: approx. 3.5 - 4 hours

Price:
 USD 469 per person

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