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What are the best day trips and excursions from Fairbanks?

The best day trips and excursions from Fairbanks are:

Chena Hot Springs

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 37 reviews

To be honest- this winter (early February) trip is not for the weak! It was freezing! I had on a fleece lined base layer (top and bottoms), a turtleneck sweater, a fleece vest, snow bibs, a puffer jacket and an OmniHeat hooded parka with hand warmers and I was still freezing!!!! Not to even mention having to pee and stripping down all of those layers IN AN OUTHOUSE!!! Just getting out of the tour van for 5 minutes felt like an eternity! Having said that- it was worth every second of me feeling like I was going to turn into a snowman! 1st Alaska Tour was nothing short of amazing and all credit goes to our tour guide, Kirk! He was very thorough in explaining portions of the roads we traveled- how scary they were while making us feel safe. We really enjoyed his company and hospitality. Seeing the Aurora Borealis in person (and as early and as often) as we did was something I will never forget! We even got to see them at the Arctic Circle! What an experience! We highly recommend this tour!

This was an incredible experience! Our guides/hosts were friendly and welcoming. The dog-sled ride was fun and it was so interesting to hear the guide's experiences with the sled dogs and racing. It was also a highlight to interact with the dogs before the ride, too! Dinner was delicious and the yurt was warm and comfortable. We didn't see the northern lights because of weather, but the dog-sled ride and dinner was a highlight of our trip, regardless! I have recommended this experience to my friends and family who are interested in visiting Fairbanks - 100% recommend!

Our guide Lauren was awesome. We were picked up at our hotel and driven safely to Chena. We got to enjoy a nice soak in the hot springs and dinner at the restaurant located there. Afterwards we drove around looking for the auroras but unfortunately luck was not on our side. Great experience for our first time out visiting Alaska.

Great dog sledding experience! Friendly staff, mushers, & dogs. Comfortable yurt, good food, and had fun getting to know the people on the tour with us. Small group made this possible. Unfortunately, the Aurora did not make an appearance but none of us control the weather! We had an awesome time nonetheless.

It was a long trip but our guide was excellent and we felt very safe on a crazy icy highway in his hands.