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. (Luggage restriction: 1 bag per person limit with max. weight of 10 lbs.) A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate. Not included: meals and transfers to and from your hotel (Tour departs from the East ramp of the Fairbanks airport).

Season: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday departures only: September 22, 2015 - April 30,  2016
DepartureTime: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: approx. 14 - 16 hours

Price:
 USD 189 per person

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 if you want to watch the Aurora outside. The north-facing windows of the cabin also allow for optimal viewing even from indoors. Midnight dinner, hot beverages and roundtrip transportation are included. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 3:00am.

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  November 1, 2015 - April 10, 2016 and August 21 - October 10, 2016
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 the single block classic and multi-block classic displays. You will also visit the “kid's park” where you will see huge slides, an ice maze, mini-golf, and many other ice attractions. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and visit the souvenir shop before you go back to your hotel.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks

Season: Daily departures March 4 - 27, 2016 (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, tour of the Ice Museum, admission to the hot springs.

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 November 1, 2015 - April 10, 2016    
DepartureTime: approx. 5:00pm  
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).

Good to know: Luggage restriction is 1 bag per person with max. weight of 10 lbs.

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, 2015 - April 19, 2016 (no tour on Dec 25 and Jan 1) 
Departure Time: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: approx. 18 - 19 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 239 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 will eventually see 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.) Tour includes roundtrip transportation from downtown Fairbanks hotels and UAF Museum admission.  Not included: Lunch and guide gratuity.

Season: Daily departures (except holidays) October 15, 2015 - April 30,  2016
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
 

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. 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: November 1, 2015 - April 10, 2016
Departure Time: between 10:00pm and 11:00pm (between 22:00 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
Enjoy a small group tour into the Alaskan arctic by air and land. Depart from Fairbanks and land across the Arctic Circle in a ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle certificate. Take a walk on the arctic tundra, which will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska's arctic regions. Return to Fairbanks with a ground tour on the rugged Dalton Highway. Along the way, you will see and learn about northland's most famous waterway, the Yukon River and the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Once the sky gets dark, make stops 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: Not recommended for young children. A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Required at time of booking: Body weights.

Season: Daily departures Aug 21 - September 18, 2016 and Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday departures September 20, 2015 - April 19,  2016 (no tours on Dec 25 and Jan 1)
DepartureTime: 1:00pm (13:00H)
Duration: 13 - 15.5 hours

Price:
 USD 449 (Aug-Sep)/379 (Sep-Apr) per person

Ice Fishing Day Tour from Fairbanks
 

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, 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: Body weight and height.

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 (depending on snow conditions, no departures on Dec 24, 25, 31 & Jan 1)
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: Luggage restriction is 1 bag per person limit with max. weight of 10 lbs. A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures October 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016 (No departures on Nov 26, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan 1)
Departure Time: Approx. 1:00pm (13:00H) - subject to change
Duration: approx. 3.5 - 4 hours

Price:
 USD 449 per person

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