Day trip

Full Day Ice Museum and Chena Hot Springs Tour

4.3 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours
Day trip

Full Day Ice Museum and Chena Hot Springs Tour

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours

From US$ 206 per person

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

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Duration 7 hours
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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
  • 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 AM 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. 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.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in town
  • Admission to the Ice Museum
  • Entrance fee to the pool
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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Bruce was a great guide, he showed us things we would not have seen.

June 30, 2022

Visita interessante. Gostei do tour ao museu do gelo e ao sistema geotermico. A água estava boa e as instalações boas para a manutenção que requer

June 22, 2022


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

Product ID: 12755