Day trip

Full Day Ice Museum and Chena Hot Springs Tour

4.1 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours

Full Day Ice Museum and Chena Hot Springs Tour

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours

From US$ 206 per person

Rest and relax in the calming Chena Hot Springs. Visit the year-round open Ice Museum. Have a chance to learn about the powers of geothermal energy. Slip into the calming waters at Chena before your return to Fairbanks.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up and drop off at your lodging in Fairbanks


  • Let your worries slip away in the calming waters of Chena Hot Springs
  • Learn about the powers of Geothermal Energy during your Chena Guided Tour (AM tour only)
  • Visit an Ice Museum featuring an ice bar and overhead chandeliers made of individually carved ice crystals!
  • Dine on local cuisine at the Chena Hot Springs restaurant (at your own cost)
Full description
Your worries slip away as you step into the warm and calming pools of Chena Hot Springs. On this rejuvenating day trip from Fairbanks, your senses will be reawakened by a day of rest and relaxation at the Chena River State Recreation Area. Chena Hot Springs are not your ordinary hot springs. The resort makes use of the first low-temperature binary geothermal power plant built in Alaska, and you will be comforted to know that the area provides several alternative energy projects to those big oil pipelines you've seen sprawled out around the state. The warming waters will sooth your body and soul with its powerful effects. The day begins around 11:30 AM or 5:00 PM in Fairbanks, where you will be driven first to an Ice Museum, complete with an ice bar and chandeliers made entirely of ice! Here you will have a guided tour of the museum before venturing on to the Geothermal springs of Chena. Before slipping into the pools, enjoy another guided tour and learn about all the possibilities of Geothermal Energy (only for the AM departure). You're now ready to slip into the waters, where you'll have several hours to lounge and relax before we depart back for Fairbanks. If you're hungry, make sure to stop by the local restaurant for some food and drink. Your drive back is a calming one, and along the way we almost always spot moose, so keep your eyes open! We arrive back in Fairbanks around 6:30 PM or 12:00 AM.
  • Transportation in town
  • Ice Museum ticket
  • Entrance fee to Hot Springs
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please bring a swimsuit, flip-flops and a towel
  • Please note that this tour is non-refundable unless the supplier cancels the service
  • Only those 18 and over can soak at the outside rock lake pool
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Josh was the tour guide who drove us to the Springs - He was awesome! We loved the springs but were very disappointed at how dirty the locker rooms, bathrooms and walkway to the water were. The grounds are lovely and we enjoyed ourselves other than the lack of cleanliness.

June 13, 2022

The impressive ice museum, out of the ordinary. The hot springs were fine. The driver was very entertaining, friendly and provided a lot of information and knowledge.

July 24, 2021

The Ice Museum was closed, but we were charged the entire price.

June 28, 2021

Product ID: 12755