Guided tour

The Best of Fairbanks: Half-Day City Highlights Tour

4.8 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours
Guided tour

The Best of Fairbanks: Half-Day City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours

From US$ 140 per person

Enjoy a day out on the town in Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit the main highlights and attractions in the Golden Heart City. End the day with a trip to Santa Claus House in North Pole!

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from your lodgings in Fairbanks


  • Discover the rich history of Fairbanks at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center
  • Explore the displays at the UAF Museum of the North
  • Visit Santa at the North Pole
Full description
Your Fairbanks Highlight Tour begins with a pick-up from your Fairbanks hotel, so you can skip the hassle of transportation and taxi costs. Start your exploration of Fairbanks at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor's Center. Here you will receive a great introduction to the culture and history of Fairbanks and Alaska. Next, make your way to the Trans Alaska Pipeline. The pipeline viewpoint is the perfect spot to explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. You'll also visit the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries make this museum an extraordinary destination. Here you'll discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s cultures, places, and wildlife. Finally, head to the Santa Claus House. Visit Santa at his home at North Pole and maybe get a chance to have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The Santa Claus House has plenty of souvenirs available for purchase if you would like to take a small piece of Alaska home with you! You'll be taken back to your hotel after your tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • UAF Musem entrance fee
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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4.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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It was great activity.

September 12, 2022

August 11, 2022

Our guide was Josh. He picked us up on time from our hotel. He told us his story about how he landed in Fairbanks and the remoteness of his house. He drove us to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center and gave us a personal tour. He then took us to the Museum of the North where we had plenty of time to explore on our own. Our last stop was at the North Pole and again had plenty of time to explore on our own. He kept the tour entertaining by telling us the history and landmarks as we were passing them. There is no set time for lunch so make sure you eat the Museum of the North or grab a milk shake, ice cream or fudge at the North Pole.

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July 19, 2022

Product ID: 12758