Northern Lights Alaska Tours | from Fairbanks to Anchorage

Fairbanks Alaska - Northern Lights Observation Winter Tours

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Observe the magnificent Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) from a heated cabin high above Fairbanks – far away from any city light obstruction – and from the hills above the Chena Hot Springs Resort with a spectacular and breathtaking 360-degree view. Relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs pools, visit a unique ice museum, take a sled dog ride and enjoy the many winter festival acitivities Fairbanks has to offer. Because Fairbanks is closer to the highly active Aurora Borealis area over the arctic and the winter nights are longer than they are to the south, the Aurora Borelais light shows are often much brighter and more reliable over the Fairbanks area than anywhere else. The lights are flipping and waving through the sky in shades of green, purple and red. A tour and spectacle you'll never forget again! This tour can be arranged in reverse order.
 

Day 1: Fairbanks (Arrival Day)

Arrive in Fairbanks. Complimentary transfer to your downtown hotel near the banks of the beautiful Chena River. Fairbanks is the largest city in the interior region of Alaska - just 180 miles south of the Arctic Circle - with a population of about 36.000 people. Captain Barnadette founded the city in 1901 setting up a trading post and during 1902 the first gold was discovered. Fairbanks offers many winter activities; from the (ACS) All American Sled Dog Race Championship to the World Ice Sculpture Carving Championship. Relax during your first evening in Fairbanks and get ready for a few days of winter fun and adventure within the Last Frontier. You may watch the Aurora Borealis at night dancing on the northern sky and/or enjoy a dinner at the scenic Pikes Landing Restaurant, the Pumphouse or  - please check also Tripadvisor Feedback. Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 2: Fairbanks (Sighteeing Tour + Evening Aurora Tour)

This morning you have time to visit the Alaska University Museum with the States largest collection of gold nuggets, gold mining history and Alaskan heritage artifacts and the nearby Geophysical Institute - recognized as the best in the world for its Aurora Borealis research activities. Explore Fairbanks and the surrounding area on this guided afternoon sightseeing tour (included) - combining fun with Fairbanks history, Alaskan craftsmanship and Alaska winter activities. Your first stop is the Santa Claus House in North Pole where you can have a picture taken Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Continue to the Trans Alaska Pipeline viewpoint and the Yukon Quest Cabin where you can interact with a musher and their huskies. If you are looking for an authentic gift, then the Great Alaskan Bowl Company is the perfect place. Return to the hotel around 6 pm. This evening get ready for your aurora tour. Everning transfer at 9 pm to a prime Northern Lights viewing area in the hills about 20 miles north of Fairbanks – far away from any city lights. Enjoy spectacular 270-degree Aurora displays through large picture windows from the comfort of a heated cabin or outside. Return transfer to your hotel around 2:30 am. Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 3:  Fairbanks (Day at Chena Hot Springs Resort)

This morning sleep in late. Early afternoon transfer to Chena Hot Springs Resort, 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks. The large heated mineral indoor pool, the outdoor rock lake and numerous hot tubs are providing a great opportunity to soak, swim or rejuvenate until the Northern Lights are appearing in the evening ($10 entrance fee). You have time to visit the famous Aurora Ice Museum and join the Geothermal tour. Chena offers many activities: sled dog kennel tour, snowmobiling, x-country skiing, snowshoeing or a sleigh ride. Return to Fairbanks in the evening. Outstanding Northern Lights viewing opportunities after darkness in Fairbanks. Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 4: Fairbanks

You have a day at leisure for activities in and around of Fairbanks. Have a look at our sightseeing day tours. You can choose to go dog sledding, visit sled dog kennel of a Iditarod musher or go snowmachining. We can also arrange for you a van tour or flightseeing tour to a remote eskimo village above the arctic circle. Fairbanks offers a variety of excellent gift shops and art galleries such as the "Roseberry Art Gallery" with some tasteful items for your friends at home. Optional Northern Lights viewing tour. Overnight: Fairbanks

Day 5: Fairbanks - Anchorage (by Train)

Transfer to the Fairbanks rail station and departure at 8:15 am for a very scenic full-day rail tour to Anchorage. All seats within the comfortable train compartments are pre-reserved and the staff takes care of your entire luggage. Enjoy the ride ! You'll get fantastic and breathtaking views of the snow covered Alaska Mountain Range with it's towering 20.320 feet high Mt. McKinley. Stopovers are at Denali National Park and Talkeetna before arriving in Anchorage in the evening around 8:00 pm. Transfer to your downtown hotel. Overnight: Anchorage

Day 6: Anchorage (Departure Day)

Remaining day in Anchorage on your own. Explore Alaska's largest city by yourself and visit the many points of interests. Take a walk on the Coastal Trail along Cook Inlet to Earthquake Park with a magnificent view of the snow capped Alaska Mountain Range in the distance, or take the motorcoach to Alyeska – Alaska's largest Ski Resort. Whatever you do don't miss a delicious lunch at one of Anchorage's top seafood restaurants. During February and March Anchorage hosts the annual Fur Rendezvous, Ice Carving Festivals, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and other super natural Winter events. Flight reservations to your home destination may be made anytime for today. Individual tour extensions or sightseeing tours are available. Please contact us for more information.

TA-NLT7 Tour Includes

  • 5 Nights Superior or First Class Hotels
  • All Local Taxes
  • Reservation Fee
  • Daily Deluxe Continental Breakfast
  • Fairbanks Sightseeing and North Pole Santa Clause House Tour (12:30 pm - 6:00 pm)
  • City Shuttle Bus Transfers
  • Northern Lights Viewing Tour (9:00 pm - 2:30 am)
    Including Transportation from/to Fairbanks Hotel, Hot Beverages
  • Round Trip Transfer to Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • Alaska Railroad Tour from Fairbanks to Anchorage
  • Fairbanks Airport - Hotel - Airport Transfers
  • Anchorage Airport - Railroad Station - Hotel Transfers

Rates per Person in US $ from Fairbanks

Tour Number: TA-NL7
Single Double Triple Quad
Nov 01 –March 31  | Departures Wednesday ex Fairbanks
$ 1210.00
$ 870.00
$ 775.00
$ 730.00
Nov 01 –March 31  | Departures Friday ex Anchorage
$ 1210.00
$ 870.00
$ 775.00
$ 730.00
Tour Upgrade First Class Hotel Accommodation
$ 140.00
$ 90.00
$ 70.00
$ 60.00

Additional Night Hotel Fairbanks (Tax Included)

$ 100.00

$ 50.00

$ 40.00

$ 35.00