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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Fairbanks and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Fairbanks activities? We have 53 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Midnight Sun Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 16 hours
Priced From: USD 179.00


Experience the long day light hours of Alaska's Midnight Sun.  Due to the northern location Alaska's Arctic experiences long days of daylight.  Discover Alaska's Arctic and enjoy the added daylight.

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Air Tours

Guided Tour of Fort Yukon by Plane from Fairbanks with Yukon River Stop

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 469.00


Experience a breathtaking tour of Fort Yukon by plane. After checking-in at East Ramp Airport in Fairbanks at 6:15pm, you will get settled in by weighing your bags and having a short orientation before boarding the 9 passenger aircraft. You will then take a 30 minute flight to Yukon. Upon... Read More

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City Tours

Fairbanks Winter City Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 115.00


Discover Fairbanks during the winter months, on this 5.5-hour tour with driver/guide. Visit the Santa Claus House, the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and the Museum of the North or Antique Auto Museum. See the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and learn about the history of Alaska. <br /><br />Please note the Santa Claus House will be closed from Jan. 1, 2018 to mid May. This stop will be substituted... Read More

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City Tours

Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 115.00


Enjoy a day out on the town in Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit the main highlights and attractions in the 'Golden Heart City'. Travel through time as you explore the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Stop at the famous Trans Alaska Pipeline and learn how this massive project was completed. Then, head uphill to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to take in the wonders of the Museum of the North. Finally, end the day with... Read More

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City Tours

Fairbanks City Tour- Discover Arctic Culture

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
Priced From: USD 99.00


Fairbanks, Alaska's second city has a long history as a location in the Tanana Valley, the heart of Athabascan Indian territory, and as the location of 'America's Yukon' gold rush. Today, she is a leader in Arctic and Aurora research. Come explore Fairbanks!

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City Tours

Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 105.00


Immerse yourself in Alaska's intriguing culture and history on this small-group or private tour in Fairbanks. 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. Stop by the Yukon Quest Log Cabin for a glimpse into the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and explore Pioneer Park... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Fairbanks-Chena Hot Springs Aurora Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 290.00


Soak in the warm waters of Chena Hot Springs then chase the cool lights of the Aurora, on this fully-guided, all-inclusive Northern Lights Tour!

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Cultural Tours

Fairbanks-Evening Aurora Viewing Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 115.00


Be inspired under the dancing Northern Lights north of Alaska's Golden Heart City!

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Day Spas

Full Day Chena Hot Springs Day Tour in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Enjoy this 7 hour destination to the Chena Hot Springs. You will be picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks at 12pm by your guide, and be taken to the Chena Hot Springs, about an hour drive. Once you arrive, you will experience the hot springs, famous for its soothing waters, and go to the Chena Hot Springs' Ice Museum and see the ice sculptures of world famous sculpting masters and explore rooms made out of ice as... Read More

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Day Trips

Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 250.00


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... Read More

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Day Trips

Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 220.00


Visit the famous Arctic Circle and walk through the stunning landscapes around the Mighty Yukon River and high above the treeline on Finger Mountain during this day-long adventure. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Fairbanks is included.

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Day Trips

Arctic Circle Drive from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 16 hours
Priced From: USD 179.00


Discover 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. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post. Experience the mighty Yukon River. Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra. Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle... Read More

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Day Trips

16-Hour Tour of the Arctic Circle in Winter from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 16 hours
Priced From: USD 219.00


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... Read More

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Day Trips

Winter Arctic Circle Flight and Driving Tour Experience

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 399.00


Discover winter in Alaska's Arctic! Experience for yourself the legendary hospitality and authentic interpretation that made the original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure famous. Begin your journey with a small plane flight north across the Arctic Circle to a landing strip along the Dalton Highway at... Read More

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Day Trips

Arctic Circle Aurora Borealis Tour By Air and Car from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 15 hours
Priced From: USD 459.00


Discover winter in Alaska's Arctic! Experience for yourself the legendary hospitality and authentic interpretation that made the original Arctic Circle Drive Adventure famous. Begin your journey with a small plane flight north across the Arctic Circle to a landing strip along the Dalton Highway at... Read More

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Day Trips

3-Day Arctic Circle of Alaska Northern Lights Tour From Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 779.00


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 north on the famed Dalton Highway. View the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline. Experience the mighty Yukon... Read More

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Day Trips

Small-Group Arctic Circle Drive and Fly Tour from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 439.00


Visit Alaska's Arctic Circle on this 12-hour tour, combining a drive north along the famed Dalton Highway as well as a return flight from Coldfoot back to Fairbanks. Along the way you'll view the remarkable Trans Alaska Pipeline, and experience the mighty Yukon River as you marvel at the... Read More

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Day Trips

Full Day Small Group Tour of Arctic Circle from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 250.00


Leave the city of Fairbanks behind and travel one of the “loneliest roads in the world”, The Dalton Highway, in a heated high top van on this guided tour for up to 14 people. Along the way, see Alaska's famous oil pipeline, the mighty Yukon River, and the amazing storybook scenery as... Read More

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Day Trips

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 200.00


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 famous <strong>Dalton Highway</strong> and spot wildlife (no guarantee) as you cross the <strong>Yukon River</strong>. When you arrive, learn... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Northern Lights Experience and Cabin Dinner

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 180.00


In this special tour, enjoy a home-cooked dinner at on off-the-grid Alaskan cabin, followed by an incredible viewing of the Aurora Borealis from Fairbanks.

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Eco Tours

Aurora Borealis Mountaintop Viewing from Cabin with Transportation from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 105.00


Away from the lights and noise of the city, small lodges and cabins sit on the mountain ridges surrounding Fairbanks. From the warmth of a cozy sofa watch the magical Aurora while drinking a cup of cocoa or some hot tea or coffee. Large windows are perfect for accommodating Aurora viewing.... Read More

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Eco Tours

Chena Hot Springs Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 145.00


Come explore the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort with us, located 60 miles from downtown Fairbanks. The scenery along the road and at the Hot Springs is breath taking and is offering a good possibility of wildlife sightings. Soak in the pool of the Hot Springs and take a Geothermal Energy Tour before finishing the day with a guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Ice Fishing Day Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 238.00


Spend an exciting winter's day on a frozen lake outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. You'll learn native techniques of ice fishing from experienced guides. Test out your new skills and catch your lunch on this unique day experience!

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Guided Full-Day Fishing Excursion in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 259.00


Enjoy a full day out on the water as you fish for some of interior Alaska's most popular fish. Learn tips from your guide about the best fishing locations and techniques for this part of Alaska.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Aurora Borealis Viewing and Ice Fishing Adventure

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 239.00


Fairbanks Alaska ice fishing and aurora borealis viewing in a deluxe ice fishing cabin with electric and heat. <br /><br />While you wait for the magical aurora to appear sip hot cocoa as fish tug on your line.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

4 hr Ice Fishing Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 145.00


Come experience an Alaskan Tradition; a warm hut on a frozen lake, fishing in Winter.  On a sunny day, peer into the water from a darkened ice house and see fish checking out your bait.  Haul in the fish and enjoy a fresh cooked snack!  For the adventuresome, enjoy the raw beauty of an Arctic Winter and fish outside.  Our guides will set you up with a freshly drilled ice fishing hole or join in the... Read More

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Ice Fishing Trip in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


There is no need to stay inside during the winter days! Be a little bit adventurous, get outside and try fishing in a different way. 

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Ice Fishing - Quick & Easy (3-4h)

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 125.00


The Alaskan sub-arctic ice fishing experience in a quick and easy format! Meet your fishing guide at the lake (directions e-mailed after booking). Learn ice fishing from the most experienced resident and year round professional fishing guides. Enjoy a delicious grilled fish supper at the end of your tour and feel free to involve yourself deeper into a unique and ancient Alaskan tradition. Be welcomed to learn how to turn your... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Arctic Circle Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 159.00


Explore the Dalton Highway over the White Mountains, across the Yukon River, and up to the Arctic Circle on this 12-hour (sometimes longer due to stops for extra photo opportunities) tour outside of Fairbanks. Join a small group of no more than 8 passengers on a fully-narrated, guided tour through dramatic landscapes of the Dalton Highway, and far-off snow-capped peaks of the Brookes Range. Search for wildlife and learn more... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Hiking Expedition at Angels Rock

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 160.00


One of the most popular trails in the Interior of Alaska is Angel Rocks, 55 miles east of Fairbanks, in the glorious Chena River Recreation Area. Explore the 3.5 mile loop on this 5 hour hike with your local guide.

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Hiking & Camping

Table Top Mountain Hiking Adventure

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 195.00


A one of a kind scenic drive will bring you to the center of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. The Table Top Mountain Trail is a wonderful and easy day tour for all age groups. The hike is spectacular and offers beautiful views of  Nome Creek valley and Beaver Creek valley.

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Hiking & Camping

Hike into the Wilderness at Wickersham Dome

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 195.00


The White Mountains Recreation Area has over 200 miles of trails. The area offers stunning scenery, peaceful solitude and outstanding opportunities for those with a taste of adventure. If you are looking for a hike into the wilderness with breathtaking scenery, this will be the right place for you.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Chena River Canoe Adventure from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 237.50


See all kinds of Alaskan wildlife up close during an easy, guided canoe ride along the Chena River on this full-day tour from Fairbanks. Admire the unspoiled nature that surrounds you and stop along the sandbanks to relax and capture photos of foxes, moose and bald eagles. On one of these breaks, enjoy a tasty meal. Led by a passionate guide, this canoe trip is perfect for beginners and families who want a safe but exciting... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Arctic Ocean and Prudhoe Bay Adventure from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 1600.00


Spend three or four breathtaking days on an Alaskan adventure you'll never forget. Visit the Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, the Trans-Alaska-Pipeline, Prudhoe Bay and the quaint town of Wiseman, and have a chance to experience the magic of Alaska's frontier. Enjoy a stunning nature hike on the high... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 225.00


Travel along one of the world's most isolated roads from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle on this memorable 14-hour tour through the Alaskan wilderness. In the company of an experienced guide with a passion for Alaska, journey up the <strong>Dalton Highway</strong>, passing by the... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Northern Lights Chaser Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 225.00


The long nights in the Interior of Alaska provide amazing opportunities for Aurora (Northern Lights) viewing. Our famous Aurora Chaser Tour brings this experience to a new level as it will allow our guests to travel to several unique locations outside of the light pollution of Fairbanks within one night rather than the traditional static roadside or lodge viewing.

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Nature & Wildlife

Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 95.00


Join us on our tour to one of the most famous Northern Lights viewing spots in and around, located north northwest of Fairbanks, Murphy Dome

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Night Tours

Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 275.00


Join us for a combination tour of 2 great Alaskan experiences: the magic of the Northern Lights and the thrill of dog-sledding. Complete the experience with a home-cooked Alaskan dinner in a charming rustic cabin.

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Night Tours

Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Night Tour from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 200.00


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.

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Night Tours

Northern Lights Lodge Viewing in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 115.00


Enjoy incredible views of the Northern Lights from the comfort of a lodge. Watch the Aurora Borealis while staying warm inside the lodge or venture outside to try your hand at Northern Lights photography.

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Night Tours

Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 95.00


Join us for a tour to Murphy Dome, one of the best Aurora Borealis viewing points near Fairbanks. Marvel at the beauty of the dancing Northern Lights and capture the photos you have been dreaming of.

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Night Tours

Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 269.00


Learn to photograph or enjoy viewing the Northern Lights during this six hour photography workshop outside of Fairbanks. Explore Alaska at night with the help of an expert professional on a small group tour of no more than 8 or 9 people. Rent high-quality, professional grade cameras and equipment and visit a private, carefully selected location outside of Fairbanks to experience the full majesty of the late night... Read More

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Night Tours

Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 175.00


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... Read More

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Photography Tours

Denali Highway Photography Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 455.20


Welcome to your next photography tour adventure. Come with us on a leisurely photography road side tour as we travel from Fairbanks to Fairbanks via the interior passage of the Denali Highway. Your photography guided tour will provide multiple stops tailored to take in the majesty and beauty of the Alaskan Range both with eye and camera.

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Ski & Snow

1-Hour Winter Dog Mushing and Sledding in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 161.76


Enjoy the power of a team of happy hounds pulling you through a magical winter landscape. Pose for pictures in the beautiful snowy scenery. Learn about the ever popular sport and what it takes to lead a team of dogs. Then warm up in a cozy cabin at the end of your 1-hour dog mush.

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Ski & Snow

Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 99.00


Slip on your heated helmet and hit the gas--we are headed through Alaska's winter remote playground.  This 1.5-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.  <br... Read More

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Ski & Snow

4-hour Dog Sledding and Kennel Small Group Tour

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 145.00


Experience a part of Alaska's rich history in a small group to ensure personalized service! Ride along the snow-covered forest trails for behind a team of sled dogs and take a tour of their kennel. Included in this 4-hour tour is hotel pickup and drop off along with the guide of a professional dog musher.

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Ski & Snow

Snowshoe Tour at Chena Lakes

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 45.00


Escape into the serene beauty of a natural winter wonderland at the Chena Lakes Recreation area with a multitude of trails beckoning.

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Ski & Snow

Snowmobile Adventure from North Pole

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 95.00


Enjoy an adventurous winter activity during your time in Fairbanks. On this snowmobile tour, your guide will lead you through a true winter wonderland so you can explore the rivers, lakes and mountains around the North Pole area.

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Thermal Spas & Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 175.00


Rest and relax in the calming Chena Hot Springs. Visit the Fairbanks Ice Museum and learn about the powers of geothermal energy, all while being led by expert guides. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Fairbanks is included.

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Thermal Spas & Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs: Aurora Night Tour from Fairbanks

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 175.00


Chena Hot Springs is famous for its soothing waters from indoor and outdoor pools, it's ice museum with carved ice sculptures and at night, and a chance to see the Aurora. In the summer, enjoy the bustle of its resort town life and during the winter, experience the thrill of soaking in... Read More

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White Water Rafting

River Rafting in Alaska Wilderness

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 211.00


Enjoy a relaxing day floating down one of Alaska's beautiful rivers. Head out early in the morning and try to catch some wildlife. Or head out in the evening to take advantage of Fairbanks midnight sun! This river trip is sure to be one you will remember.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Fairbanks and Denali National Park Shuttle Service

Fairbanks, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


This shuttle service is the fastest and the most economical way to transfer between Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Enjoy hassle-free transfers with pickup and drop-off at your hotel. Discover interesting facts and stories about Alaska along the way.

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