Fairbanks, Alaska Sightseeing Trips. Arctic Circle Van Tours on the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks, Alaska Mail Plane Flights, Gates of the Arctic National Park Excursions from Bettles, Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery Cruise and Rail Tours to Anchorage, Denali National Park and Talkeetna. Fairbanks - your Gateway to Adventures !
FS#1 Arctic Circle Plane Flights
Historic Village Tour: Fly over the pristine wilderness and visit the historic Athabascan Native Village on the the banks of the mighthy Yukon River, 8 miles north of the Arctic Circle. A guide will introduce you during the 3-4 hour trip to the life-style and history of the village. Anaktuvik Pass: Eskimo culture, glacially carved mountains over 6400 ft high and the world's largest Barren Ground Caribou Herd - Welcome to the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Travel with a Eskimo guide and explore how ancient heritage blends into modern ways and the traditional subsistence life. Full Day Tour.
Departure: Daily Rate: $299.00 | Rural Alaska Villages
Departure: Daily Rate: $379.00 | Arctic Village
Departure: Daily Rate: $699.00 | Anaktuvik Pass
FS#2 Riverboat Discovery Cruise
If you've ever read Mark Twain you know of his days as a riverboat captain. Did you know that Jack London was a riverboat pilot as well? Here's your chance to experience the adventure these renowned writers enjoyed as you cruise aboard the authentic sternwheeler riverboat Discovery II, rated the number one boat tour in North America. Enjoy a lively narration as you view a trapper's cabin, log homes, and a bush pilot performance. Visit the home of four time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher, as you pass Trail Breaker Kennels along the Chena River. Learn first hand about kennel life and the challenges that go into making a champion dogsled team. You'll make a stop at the historic site of a Chena Indian village to see native crafters in action and to learn abut Native Alaskan hunting and fishing techniques at an Athabascan Fish Camp.
Departure: Daily 9:00 am | 2:00 pm from May 17 - Sept 26 Rate: $55.00
FS#3 Bettles | Gates of the Arctic National Park
Sightseeing flight along the Dalton Highway and the famous Alaska Pipeline. Cross the Yukon River and you'll be in the land of the " Midnight Sun " above the Arctic Circle. Bettles is located on the southern slopes of the Brooks Range and the famous Gates of the Arctic National Park. Enjoy a riverboat tour on the Koyukuk River to the nearby Native village of Evansville - founded during the great gold rush in 1898 - and see how rural Alaska really is. Optional flightseeing tours are available. The tour includes lunch at Bettles Lodge.
Departure: Daily Rate: $550
FS#4 Dalton Highway and Arctic Circle Tour
Travel along the Dalton Highway, formerly known as the North Slope Haul Road. After a quick orientation in Fairbanks, you will drive on the Steese -, Elliott - and Dalton Highway along the Trans Alaska PIpeline to the Arctic Circle. You will learn about the gold mining in the region. Don't forget to take your camera as you will see magnificent mountain scenery and vast Arctic Tundra and mountain valleys. This is the home of mighty moose, black - and grizzly bear as well as migrating caribou. Your tour guide will give you ample time to take pictures at the Yukon River Bridge Visitor Center and the Arctic Circle signpost. This is also the place you'll receive your official Arctic Circle Certificate. Return to Fairbanks 10:30 - 11:30 pm.
Departure: Daily 6:30 am from June - September Rate: $189.00 | Van Tour
Departure: Daily 13:00 pm from May - August Rate: $359.00 | Flight and Van Tour
FS#5 Gold Dredge 8 and Sternwheeler Cruise
See the city sights of Fairbanks, visit Gold Dredge No. 8 (gold-panning and lunch included) and cruise on an authentic sternwheeler riverboat on the Chena and Tanana Rivers aboard the Discovery II.The 3 1⁄2 hour cruise, rated the number one boat cruise in North America, will take you into the heart of Alaska and the heart of a family who has made the rivers of Alaska a way of life for four generations - the Binkleys. You will see a bush pilot taking off from a "bush" style runway, meet four time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher, witness the "wedding of the rivers," and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture at an Athabascan Fish Camp. Alaskan Native guides who have worked and lived in Alaska will take you on a personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village.
Departure: Daily Rate: $144
FS#6 Chena Night Trip & Aurora Viewing
View the amazing Northern Lights and soak in the Hot Springs! Our local guide will answer your questions about the Aurora as we travel only 60 miles to Chena, discovered and used by natives and early miners. Guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum included. It features a gallery that includes sculptures, chandeliers, and a bar hand carved of ice. The natural outdoor setting of the rock lake is perfect for a relaxing soak in the hot springs while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear. After midnight we meet in the heated activity center. Your guide will engage you in conversation about the Aurora Borealis and once the Northern lights are out, show you the best viewing spots. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the resort restaurant.
Departure: Nov 01 - March 31 from 7 pm - 4 am Rate: $155
FS#7 Midnight Dog Mushing & Aurora Viewing
Upon arrival at the kennel the dogs will be ready and waiting for you to bundle up and get into the sled. The experience of starlight and moonlight reflecting off the snow while gliding down the silent trail is magical. Most of the one hour night ride route is open, so should the Aurora start early you will have a thrilling view of the sky from the dogsled. Back at the cabin a hot meal featuring Alaskan fare (included) will be served while we wait for the Northern Lights to appear. Lincoln Ridge offers perfect Aurora viewing off the grid, in a Alaska cabin. Once the Aurora is out you will see it right from inside the cabin through our large north facing windows. Arctic winter clothing is available to you should you want to go outside to take photos.
Departure: Nov 01 - March 31 from 9 pm - 3 am Rate: $310
FS#8 Aurora Viewing & Dinner Tour
This offers the perfect Aurora Borealis viewing opportunity as well as the chance to be personal dinner guests at an off the grid, Alaska cabin. The hot meal (included) is featuring Alaskan fare and will be served while we wait for the Northern Lights to put on their show. Once the Northern Lights are out, you can view them right from inside the cabin through our large north facing windows. Arctic winter clothing is available to you should you want to go outside for photographs and a full view of the sky while the lights are dancing. Various entertainment is in place for your enjoyment while waiting for the Aurora to dance. Explore life on the edge, living off the grid and very close to nature. Our home is simple and rustic but very comfortable.
Departure: Nov 01 - March 31 from 9 pm - 3 am Rate: $175
FS#9 Arctic Circle Tour & Aurora Viewing by Van
View the amazing Northern Lights en-route to the Arctic Circle! Your guide will engage in informative conversation about the Northern Lights as you travel north on the famous Dalton Highway. Departure in daylight allows for the opportunity to enjoy the stunning winter landscape and wildlife of interior Alaska. Moose, lynx and fox are often sighted as we move through their natural habitat. Informative stops at the Trans Alaska Pipeline and the mighty Yukon River Bridge offer perfect opportunities for photographs and stretching out for a bit. When we cross the Arctic Circle your guide will award you a personalized Arctic Circle Certificate. After photographs at the Arctic Circle sign, we begin the return journey and Aurora search.
Departure: Nov 01 - March 31 from 2 pm - 4 am Rate: $200
FS#10 Fairbanks Winter City Sightseeing Tour
Explore Fairbanks and the surrounding area on this afternoon tour. Your city tour starts right from your hotel and combines fun with Fairbanks history, Alaskan craftsmanship and Alaska winter activities. Your first stop is the Santa Claus House in North Pole where you can have a picture taken Mr. & Mrs. Claus. The tour continues on to the Trans Alaska Pipeline viewpoint. It is the perfect spot to explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline and the oil fields in Prudhoe Bay. Afterwards you'll visit the Morris Thompson Cultural Center offering knowledgeable cultural programs and an interpretive exhibit gallery featuring the land, seasons and people of Interior Alaska and the Arctic. If you are looking for an authentic gift, then the Great Alaskan Bowl Company is the perfect place for you. The last stop of the day will be either the Museum of the North or the Antique Auto Museum (depending on the weekday).
Departure: Nov 01 - March 31from 12:30 pm - 6 pm Rate: $75