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: Daily departures September 22, 2014 - April 30,  2015 (No departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan 1)
DepartureTime: 9:00am (9:00H)
Duration: approx. 15 - 16 hours

Price:
 USD 189 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 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. A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.

Season: Aug 20, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (No departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan 1) 
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 105 per person (2 or more) /USD 210 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 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 3:00H.

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.  A 2-person minimum is required for this tour to operate.  

Season: Daily departures  November 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (No departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan 1)
Departure Time: approx. 10:00pm (22:00H)
Duration: approx. 5 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 170 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 February 25, 2015 to March 29, 2015 (depending on weather condition)
DepartureTime: 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.

SPECIAL NOTES: 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. Bring own towel and swimsuit. A 2-person minimum is required for this tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures August 21 - October 10 and November 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (No departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan 1)
DepartureTime: approx. 5:00pm  
Duration: approx. 11 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 155 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 2:00am and 3:00am) for the best opportunities to view the Northern Lights. (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 19, 2014 - April 21, 2015
DepartureTime: 9:00am
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 will 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.) Not included: Lunch and guide gratuity.

Note: Tour includes roundtrip transportation from downtown Fairbanks hotels and UAF Museum admission.

Season: Daily departures (except holidays) October 1, 2014 - March 31,  2015
DepartureTime: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: 5 hours

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

Chena Hot Springs Day Tour 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. Chena Hot Springs offers a first rate Alaskan winter experience from Fairbanks! Yet Chena Hot Springs is also a great attraction in the summer time! During your 4-hour visit at Chena Hot Springs, enjoy a guided Ice Museum tour, which is set up like an ice hotel, as well as a guided Geothermal tour. Before you head back to Fairbanks, soak in the hot springs (please bring own swimsuit & towels). Ask us about adding a dog sled ride or snowmobile tour in the winter (depending on snow conditions)! Tour includes: roundtrip transfer from/to Fairbanks, Ice Museum and Geothermal tours, admission to hot springs. Not included: Alcoholic beverages at the ice bar in the Ice Museum, meals, and towel rental for the hot springs.

Required at time of booking: Hotel information in Fairbanks. A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures November 1, 2014   - March 31, 2015 (No departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan1) and May 15 - September 30, 2014
Departure Time: 11:30H
Duration: 7 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 145 per person

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).

NOTE: Not recommended for young children.

Required at time of booking: Passenger weights. A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Season: Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday departures September 19, 2014 - April 21,  2015
DepartureTime: 1:00pm (13:00H)
Duration: 14 - 15 hours



Price:
 USD 369 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 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, passenger height, weight and shoe size   

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 (depending on weather condition)
Departure Time: 11:00am (11:00H)
Duration: approx. 7 hours including transfer time

Price:
 USD 225 per person

Dog Sledding Tour (1-hour) from Fairbanks
Today learn about Alaska's sled dogs and mushing, one of the most popular winter sports in Alaska.
Tour includes: roundtrip transfer in Fairbanks, approx. 1 hour dog sledding ride.

NOTE: All participants need to provide height and weight at time of booking. Minimum age: 5 years. A 2-person minimum is required for the tour to operate!

Season: Daily departures December 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 (depending on snow conditions, no departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31 & Jan 1)
Departure Time: various times available
Duration: approx. 1 - 1.5 hours including transfers

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. (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: Daily departures October 1, 2014 - April 30, 2015 (No departures on Nov 27, Dec 24, 25, 31, & Jan 1)
Departure Time: Approx. 10:00am (10:00H) - subject to change
Duration: approx. 4 hours

Price:
 USD 439 per person

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