Fairbanks Night tours

Our most recommended Fairbanks Night tours

Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

1. Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Museum Ticket and Guided Tour

Step into a winter wonderland, no matter the season with this guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. Admire stunning ice-sculptures and stay warm with the use of a cozy parka. Have the option to select a tour with or without a tasty appletini that is served in an ice glass. Meet your guide at the Chena Hot Springs and head over to the museum to begin your chilly adventure. Step into environment that is kept continually at a cool 25° Fahrenheit (-7° Celsius) by a special absorption chiller. Go over some of the iconic ice sculptures and interesting facts about the museum with your guide before having the chance to free roam and take pictures of the fantastical ice shapes that are vibrantly lit.

Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner & Northern Lights

2. Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner & Northern Lights

Experience the beauty and wild side of Alaska. Yanking on their lines and ready to run, your dog team will be anxious to carry you away from your Fairbanks accommodation to this spectacular viewing of the Northern Lights.  Most of the sled ride takes place in an open area so should the Aurora begin early you will have a thrilling view of the sky from the dogsled. The Aurora Borealis is one of the planet's most breathtaking phenomena. In Alaska, a land that stays dark for most of the winter, these spectacular lights bring the sky to life with other-worldly colors that shimmer and dance across the sky.  The yurt is only a short drive from Fairbanks but far from the obstructing glare of city lights. Be treated to a hearty midnight dinner in an off-the-grid yurt.  Stay warm with hot drinks and lively conversation in the comfort of your yurt while waiting for the Aurora. The large north-facing windows of your yurt offer the perfect Aurora viewing opportunity. However, should you decide to go outside for photographs or a full view of the sky, you will need to dress in warm layers.

Alaskan Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis Lodges

3. Alaskan Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis Lodges

Book a visit to one of these luxurious Fairbanks lodges for a stunning view of Aurora Borealis. The viewing night begins right at the Fairbanks accommodation where guests marvel at the beauty of the Northern Lights from the comfort of these cozy lodges. Guests are picked up and transported to one of the best viewing lodges in the Fairbanks, Alaska area. The lodge is carefully selected to ensure that guests can gaze upon the Northern Lights with ease. Trust the experts to provide you with an incredible vantage point for spying the famous phenomenon. Outside of Fairbanks and away from the city lights, these wide open areas ensure a perfect way to take in Alaska's winter sky. Enjoy the sights from inside the lodge, or even step outside to snap some photographs of the brilliant sky.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Fairbanks?

The best day trips and excursions from Fairbanks are:

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What people are saying about Fairbanks

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Incredible overall experience

A great experience! Whilst we did not get to see the Northern Lights (just one of those nature/cloudy things!)... we still had a great time. There is so much more to this excursion than listed. The site is owned by Sven, a professional dog musher. Sven welcomes you and talks about the site, the dogs, the Iditarod, life as a musher etc. And there was also a guest speech by another musher. All this alone is worth the fee.. and should be listed in the description rather than just being a “northern lights” experience. Thanks for a great evening! We learnt a lot. Sven LIVES for those dogs of his.

We got lucky

The Northern light aren't always a sure thing, but we got lucky on October 9. Our guide, Ricky, was informative, on time and friendly. We saw a good, but not fantastic display there and even more lively lights on the way back down. It's what we came to Fairbanks for, and we were not disappointed.

Our tour guide, Joe made the experience. His stories were so much fun and kept us entertained and engaged. Ask him to tell you his moose story…you’ll love it!! Thanks, Joe for making our experience so much fun.

Cultural experience of being with a great story teller while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.

SO FRIGGEN COOL...onky 7 in the crowd, it was an international smorgasbord.