Day trip

Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Tour

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Activity provider: Alaska Wildlife Guide LLC

Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Tour

Activity provider: Alaska Wildlife Guide LLC
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 185 per person

Join one of the most requested tours to the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort and the Aurora Ice Museum. Spend an evening in healing mineral waters on a cool winter night.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Visit the Ice Museum tour, built with over 1000 tons of ice and snow
  • Relax in the healing waters of the Chena Hot Springs
  • Get the chance to marvel at the sight of the northern lights
Full description

Located 60 scenic miles from downtown Fairbanks, experience the Aurora Ice Museum and the Chena Hot Springs Resort on a guided tour. Get the chance to spot the famed northern lights. Start your trip with a guided tour through the Aurora Ice Museum, displaying magnificent ice sculptures that will leave you amazed. Enjoy a cocktail in a glass made of ice (optional and not included in price).

Then, head over to the resort. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant that offers locally cultivated vegetables and Alaska caught wild salmon (not included in price and dining is optional).

Afterward, soak in the Chena Hot Springs' legendary healing mineral waters. Take a short stroll up to the Aurorium to watch the beautiful and breathtaking Aurora Borealis dance overhead in the dark nights (visibility of northern lights not guaranteed). The activity center is a great location to warm up while waiting for the northern lights. There will be plenty of time for photography to ensure you will not forget this experience.

  • Pick.up/drop off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole
  • Admission to the Hot Springs
  • Admission to the Aurora Ice Museum
  • Cocktails at the Aurora Ice Museum
  • Food and drinks at the resort bar and restaurant
  • Towels (available for $5)
  • Locker access in the hot springs ($0.50)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Seeing the northern lights cannot be guaranteed
  • Children under 18 are not permitted to access the outdoor hot springs, but they can use the indoor pool
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 7 reviews

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April 10, 2022

100% recomendado!! Los guías Dave y Ruby son excelentes y de lo más amables. Dave estuvo haciendo paradas en varios puntos para intentar observar las luces

November 22, 2019

This is a real treat. Loved the Hot Springs. Unfortunately, the aurora didn’t show up but our guide made it fun anyway. I highly recommend you give this tour a try.

November 3, 2019

Product ID: 68318