Top 20 Experiences in fairbanks
Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure
* The adventure starts in our warm, modern luxury VIP sprinter van to one or more locations that, depending on weather, will be best for viewing. * Learn from a local expert about Fairbanks and Alaska in a small group setting (no more than 15 per van) * Training on how to take photos of the Incredible Northern Lights with hands-on assistance * Enjoy looking up stargazing into the universe, glamour at the constellations, maybe catch a shooting star, and chase the Aurora Borealis * Per request, while waiting for Aurora we offer a campfire with delicious, homegrown, Alaskan reindeer hot dogs * On evenings when the Northern Lights are exceptionally active, we may stay out later for your enjoyment * Aurora Portraits are included if desired for FREE. All unedited photos are free. Edited photos for purchase. We will only go out when we know we are going to see some Aurora. If you are scheduled for a day and the weather is not favorable we will call and suggest a better day.
Fairbanks Snowmobile Adventure from North Pole
Enjoy an adventurous winter activity during your time in Fairbanks. On this snowmobile tour, your guide will show you how to operate the snowmobile before leading you out to your adventure, through a true winter wonderland, exploring the frozen rivers, lakes and snow-covered mountains around the Chena Lakes recreation area outside of North Pole. It is very important that you arrive 30 minutes before your tour time for your safety briefing and gear check to avoid inconveniencing other tours running throughout the day. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your safety briefing, you will forfeit your tour and no refunds will be given. If you are using a GPS, do NOT take Conifer Drive. Take Nelson Road only. Allow 45 minutes travel time from Fairbanks.
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis Viewing) Chasing with Photography in Fairbanks
Northern Lights Seasons: from August 25 to April 25. (It will be at 10:30pm or 11:00pm. But we start a little late at 11:30pm from March 20 to April 25.) We can’t promise to let you see the Northern Lights, which is Mother Nature that we cannot control. It is a natural phenomenon. The weather or Aurora activity may change during the tour. Even though everything is good or not good (Weather and Aurora Activity) when it starts, the weather or Northern Lights' activity always changes, and other conditions may change. It will be the natural things involved, which causes a lack of lights or low visibility. We pick you up at Hotels listed. (You may get an email about Pick up time and Location.) With Photo Service we will upload your photos into OneDrive or Dropbox linked. It takes 2 days to send a URL linked.
Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience in North Pole
Enjoy a truly Alaskan experience in the famous North Pole Alaska on a 30 minute dog sledding adventure. This ride includes informative commentary from your local guide as you glide through the snow covered forest. You will be seated in the dog sled as the team of Alaskan Huskies whisk you down the trails. Your guide will be standing on the back of the sled driving the team by voice commands. You will have a short stop during your adventure to meet your team of Alaskan Huskies and take pictures. All outer layers of winter clothing are included.
Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks
Discover the ethereal beauty of Alaska’s famous celestial display, impressive ice sculptures and the state’s ancient healing waters on an evening trip from Fairbanks. Throughout the night, admire the artwork inside Aurora Ice Museum and a dip into Chena Hot Spring Resort’s outdoor mineral water baths before chasing the lights. Your guide will lead your small group out to ideal northern lights viewing locations, where you’ll wait with warm beverages for a chance at glimpsing the multicolored display in the sky. Round-trip transport from Fairbanks or North Pole hotels is included. The outside rock pool is only allowed for Adults 18 years and up. However, children are allowed in the inside pool.
Arctic Circle Expedition from Fairbanks
This is a small, private tour to the Arctic Circle. Passengers will be riding in a comfy 2022 Toyota 4Runner LTD with 4WD and brand new winter tires. We'll be travelling through mountain passes, river valleys, and possibly seeing the Northern Lights along the way. This tour is flexible and allows for you to request a stop anywhere along the way to stretch your legs, take photos, or even just enjoy the views. Pickup Time is completely customizable to work with your schedule!
Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks
Travel along one of the world’s most isolated roads from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on this memorable 12 to 14-hour tour through the Alaskan wilderness. In the company of an experienced guide with a passion for Alaska, journey up the Dalton Highway, passing by the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, crossing the Yukon River, and reaching the edge of the Arctic Circle. On the drive back, watch for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). This tour is limited to 9 guests to ensure that you enjoy a small-group experience in one of our climate-controlled vans. Please note that we cannot guarantee the Northern Lights sightings and we can't guarantee last minute bookings. We do encourage each guest to rotate seats at least a few times on this tour.
Aurora Viewing - Aurora Husky Lodge , Great view from top of the ridge
Overlooking the Alaska Mountain Range and can see great view from top of the ridge. Amazing view of the dark night sky within only a 40 minutes drive from Fairbanks. Unlimited hot cocoa, coffee, tea, and snacks in the warm cozy rustic Alaskan cabin Also, for an extra fee, We can take pictures of you with the aurora for an additional fee. Aurora is a natural phenomenon and cannot be predicted with 100% accuracy. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see the aurora borealis, as Weather conditions are constantly changing and other conditions may also change. We would not cancel due to lack of lights or cloudy skies. Even if it snows a little, the tour will not be cancelled because the weather may change. Dangerous weather conditions (heavy snow, rain, icy roads) and emergencies may result in cancellations. Because of the natural things involved we have a NO REFUND policy. The same cancellation policy applies to cancellations due to flight or train delays.
Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adventure
Discover winter in Alaska’s Arctic! Experience for yourself the legendary hospitality and authentic interpretation that made the original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure famous. Travel the famed Dalton Highway. View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the mighty Yukon River. Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. NOTE - each tour is unique with our ever changing daylight. Depending on when you are traveling it is important your day may be more "night" then day light". IMPORTANT NOTE -- this is not an Aurora Adventure. While yes it will be dark on the return to Fairbanks, the tour does not stay out later, longer waiting for the aurora during its peak time. Guests should consider taking an Aurora Adventure if they are wanting to look for the Aurora.
Dog Sledding Adventure with Transportation in Alaska
Enjoy miles of gorgeous Alaskan wilderness while you slide through the snow on a sled, that’s being pulled by a team of dogs — many of whom have run the Iditarod, Yukon Quest, or other races. What's even better? These dogs truly find purpose in showing you the Alaskan way of traveling! You will also get to meet the dogs, one of which is the last few purebred Alaskan State dog - Alaskan Malamute, and cuddle the puppies, and chat with the mushers — usually locals who are actively training for races. This will give you a real sense of what their training regimens are like and a chance to absorb their passion for the sport.
Alaskan Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in Fairbanks
Immerse yourself in Alaska’s intriguing culture and history on this small-group or private tour in Fairbanks. Marvel at the engineering feat of the Trans Alaskan Pipeline, browse interesting art exhibits and installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center and learn about the state’s important heritage at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Visit North Pole's Santa Clause House to experience Christmas all year long. Explore Pioneer Park (optional and seasonal, time permitting), featuring several attractions that celebrate Alaska’s many notable cultural, historic and economic hallmarks. This is a small group tour, to ensure you’ll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
Private Guided Chena River Mush Dream Vacation in Fairbanks
For a taste of the Last Frontier join us on our private Day Mush where you'll have the opportunity to meet the dogs and experience their excitement as they power down the trail. This is an interactive tour that includes handling of the huskies and teaching our guests how to harness and hook up a team. Once our teams are ready, we mush among snow capped black spruce that takes us along Yukon Quest 1,000-mile trail. At the halfway mark we stop to let the dogs roll around in the deep snow and let our guests grab beautiful arctic landscape photo ops with their fellow adventurers. Return back to our Mongolian yurt to warm up from the trail and and get an opportunity to purchase souvenirs to remember out your adventure.
Husky Dog Sledding & Mushing with Pick up and Photo Service in Fairbanks, Alaska
In this 4 - 5 mile trails with REAL & PURE Huskies you will learn the history of the dog mushing and get an experience on how to help ride the sled with voice commands. *** 2 tickets are required for Passengers over 250 pounds or 113 Kilograms *** We will pick you up at 10:00am or 11:00pm or 12:00pm at your Hotel in Fairbanks Downtown. We will meet you at Pike's Waterfront Lodge (1850 Hoselton Drive Fairbanks, AK 99709) or Walmart Parking Lot if you do not stay at a hotel in Fairbanks Downtown. You may get an email for pick up location and time. (We DO NOT text you on your phone.) (Pick up time is subject to change.) If you use Uber or a rent car to get here, you need to pay additional expense. If you drive to the dog sledding sites, it would be dangerous because of the snow and unknown road conditions. Therefore, we offer to pick you up. We will upload your pictures into a OneDrive or a Dropbox. We will send a url linked to download them all.
Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour
Slip on your heated helmet and hit the gas--we are headed through Alaska's winter playground. This 1 hour guided tour takes place on the outskirts of North Pole where we will thunder across the famous Alaska Pipeline and zip through snow covered forests. We usually see some wildlife on every tour to include: Moose, Fox, Snowshoe Hares, Ptarmigan, Grouse, and squirrels. All snowmobiles are new Ski Doo luxury touring snowmobiles. These snowmobiles are made for riding in style and comfort for 1 or 2 people. All snowmobiles have heated handgrips and electric start.
2-Hour Guided Snowmobile Tour in Fairbanks
On the Local Tour you will experience driving your very own snowmobile in the beautiful Goldstream Valley and learn what it’s like to live as an Alaskan: dry cabins, winter travel, northern sports, and wildlife. The Goldstream Valley is home to moose, lynx, fox, snowshoe hare, ptarmigan, and grouse, to name a few! Wildlife sightings are common on this tour, especially during the morning and evening tours! The valley is also home to many local dog mushers, snowshoers, cross country skiers, fat bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Night Tour from Fairbanks
Travel with expert guides in comfortable transportation and relax in the famous Chena Hot Springs. Be amazed by the Fairbanks Ice Museum's handcrafted chandeliers and bars, and spend the evening gazing in awe at the mysterious Northern Lights.
Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Transportation
Journey to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks for a first-hand experience of the Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude in one of our climate-controlled vans. Here, in the summer and winter, the sky is completely dark or light for 24 hours a day! Travel along the Dalton Highway, made famous by the TV show "Ice Road Truckers", and spot wildlife (no guarantee) as you cross the Yukon River. When you arrive, learn about the area’s indigenous culture, take a walk with your guide, snap photos of the arctic landscape, and enjoy a snack and beverage amidst the incredible surroundings. You’ll take home an official Arctic Circle certificate to commemorate this amazing Alaska experience. Make sure to dress weather appropriate and we recommend to wear some sturdy shoes to be able enjoy this trip.
Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Trip from Fairbanks
On this full-day trip from Fairbanks, you'll acquire plenty of bragging rights for friends back home as you cross the Arctic Circle and (hopefully) see the Northern Lights. Take in the landscape of Alaska's unspoiled wilderness while enjoying comfortable transport and narration from a guide. A light meal and hotel transport are included.
Dog Sled Adventure
Experience the thrill of riding in one of Alaska's oldest modes of transportation! The dogsled! Towns, villages and lifestyles were created using the traditional style dogs that you will meet while on your tour. Learn of the rich history of Chatanika from one of our guides while travelling through a beautiful boreal forest. This is a private tour you will be the only group here and we only have 2 tours slots a day to give each group ample time. This is a small family run business and you will be greeted and guided by an owner the entire time here.
Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Southbound
Discover winter in Alaska’s Arctic! Begin your journey with a small plane flight north across the Arctic Circle to a landing strip along the Dalton Highway at Coldfoot. Travel south on the famed Dalton Highway. View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the mighty Yukon River. Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. NOTE - each tour is unique with our ever changing daylight. Depending on when you are traveling it is important your day may be more "night" then day light". Max Dressed Weight: 340 lbs. Aurora is active over 300 days of the year -- BUT, it needs to be dark to see them. Joy Alaska is 60 road miles outside of Fairbanks. Next step is to stay awake during the peak time of activity -- which is late night here in Alaska. Your guide will keep your mind engaged while you wait and watch the sky for the lights.