Northern Lights Alaska Tours | Fairbanks Alaska

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!

New: Also available as extended tour program with railroad departure from Anchorage. Tour Program

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 (Departure Day)

Morning at leisure. 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. Stroll through the city again before returning to the airport for your individual return flight. Optional: Join the Bush Mail Plane Flight to a remote native village above the Arctic Circle.

TA-NL3 Tour Includes

  • 3 Nights Fairbanks Superior Hotel Accommodation
  • All Local Taxes
  • Reservation Fee
  • Fairbanks Sightseeing and North Pole Santa Clause House Tour (12:30 pm - 6:00 pm)
  • City Shuttle Bus Transfers
  • Daily Deluxe Continental Breakfast
  • Airport - Hotel - Airport 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

Rates per Person in US $ from/to Fairbanks

Tour Number: TA-NL3
Single Double Triple Quad
November 01 – March 31  | Daily Departures $ 850.00 $ 580.00 $ 480.00
$ 430.00

Additional Night Hotel Fairbanks (tax included)

$ 100.00

$ 50.00

$ 40.00 

$ 35.00