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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.

From Fairbanks: Arctic Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

2. From Fairbanks: Arctic Circle Full-Day Guided Trip

Experience Alaska like you've never seen it before on a guided trip. Take a scenic drive along the famous and rugged Dalton Highway (well-known from the TV show Ice Road Truckers) to the Arctic Circle, where the summer nights are white and the winters dark. With exceptional guides, comfortable transportation, and personalized service, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime experience on this Alaskan trip. The travel itinerary is flexible to ensure you can take advantage of unique photo opportunities. The tour will incorporate many stops for your viewing pleasure. By the end of the tour, you can take a selfie or have your photo taken with your certificate stating that you have crossed the Arctic Circle. Seeing the Northern Lights is possible, but not guaranteed. Snacks (chips and granola bar) and bottled water are provided as part of this tour. You're welcome to bring your own lunch and drink items or you can spend 30 minutes (max) at a local grocery store along the way to grab any foods or drinks (costs not included).

Fairbanks: Guided Ice Fishing Tour

3. Fairbanks: Guided Ice Fishing Tour

Experience a memorable day of ice fishing in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness, as you fish in the cozy environment of a heated cabin. Benefit from all of the equipment you will need for a fun day of fishing, as well as expert tips on how to catch and pull in a fish from the water. Keep yourself warm with complimentary hot cocoa and reindeer sausages to grill in the cabin. Enjoy the fruit of your labor as you eat the fish you have caught, and relax in the knowledge that the guide service practices sustainable fishing methods.

Fairbanks: Fall Dog-Pulled Cart Adventure

4. Fairbanks: Fall Dog-Pulled Cart Adventure

Find out how mushers improvise by using utility terrain vehicles to mush through the stunning fall landscape when there is no snow. Experience the sheer excitement of fall training when the dogs get back in harness after a long summer break. Get hands-on with the Alaskan Huskies and learn how to harness and hook the team. Sip some hot apple cider. Tour the town known as the "Mushing Capital of the World" with over 40 different sled dog kennels in the area and hundreds of miles of trail. Enjoy this 1-1.5 hour private experience that is catered to the group's preferences and guided by a passionate guide.

Fairbanks Heritage Sightseeing Tour

5. Fairbanks Heritage Sightseeing Tour

Peruse interesting art exhibits and installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Learn about Alaska’s history at the Museum of the North, where you can find contemporary art, natural history and the intriguing sound room. The tour will also visit and learn about the gripping history of Alyeska’s pipeline and, depending on the season, explore Pioneer Park, which features several museums and attractions highlighting Fairbanks’ history, and that of the surrounding areas. Discover Alaska’s diverse culture, and its historical and economic hallmarks, on this fascinating tour. It's the best way to understand the particular history of this unique state.

Chena Lake: Aurora Borealis Viewing & Ice Fishing Adventure

6. Chena Lake: Aurora Borealis Viewing & Ice Fishing Adventure

Get ready for a 5-hour adventure in Alaska’s winter wonderland. Travel to Chena Lake Recreation Area to go ice fishing and look for the aurora borealis (northern lights) from the comfort of a cozy heated cabin. Follow your guide to a heated cabin, your base for the expedition, to stay warm in the cold temperatures. The cabin comes with covers in the floors that are moved for perfect ice-fishing spots. Sip on hot cocoa and enjoy reindeer sausage served with bun, directly flown in from Anchorage to grill in the cabins while you ice fish. Receive all the necessary fishing gear from your guide. Get tips for catching and pulling in a fish from the ice-cold water. Once you catch a fish, enjoy a fish cookout, where you can eat the fish you caught. The tour practices sustainable fishing methods. You can keep 1 fish per participant for your guide to cook for lunch or you can take 1 fish home. The rest of the fish are released back into the lake to grow and for others to catch on another day. We target King Salmon, Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout, and Arctic Char.

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What people are saying about Fairbanks

It was a very enjoyable ride on a beautiful day. It was a long day & that was expected. There were stops for bathroom breaks & stretching your legs along the way & also opportunities to view & take pictures of the spectacular landscape. Our guide, Dave was extremely knowledgeable & very personable & shared many tidbits of info along the way. Lunch was fun! The mosquitoes appear to rival ours in Minnesota. I have a whole new respect for the men & women who drive The Dalton regularly. We were quite surprised at how warm the weather was & thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The experience is unique and worth doing. Having lived in Sweden and having visited Iceland, visiting the Arctic Circle from Northern America, was a meaningful target. You get to see plenty of unusual landscapes. Jake is very knowledgeable and provided answers to all questions we had. Probably if the fly visitors on one direction would be a more efficient a way of doing this trip.

Our guide Ricky was very knowledgeable of the area. We had a good snack on the trip and excellent lunch (home made stew). And we had people from all over the world on our trip with us

Long full day-our guide Jake made it so interesting it didn’t seem so long. Very informative trip with amazing views. Thanks Jake for a great day!!!

Very interesting!

Ken our tour guide knew a lot and told us a lot. We also felt very safe with him on the Dalton Highway.