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Alaska Winter Activities & Sightseeing Tours from Fairbanks

Fairbanks is the largest city in the interior region of Alaska - just 180 miles south of the Arctic Circle - with a population of about 36.000 people. Captain Barnette founded the city in 1901 setting up a trading post and during 1902 the first gold was discovered. Get ready for a few days of winter fun and adventure within the Last Frontier. Choose from a variety of tours: Van Tours across the Arctic Circle on the Dalton Highway - aka: "The Ice Road" from Fairbanks, Alaska Flightseeing Tours, Gates of the Arctic National Park excursions from Bettles, Dog Mushing and our scenic Aurora Rail Tours to Talkeetna and Anchorage. Fairbanks - your Gateway to Adventures ! Please note: The sightseeing tours can only be booked in combination with our tour packages.

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: Aug 21 - April 10  from 5:00 pm - 3:00 am Rate: $180.00

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: Dec 01 - March 31 from 9:00 pm - 3:00 am Rate: $310.00

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 9:00 pm - 3:00 am Rate: $175.00

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 2:00 pm - 4:00 am Rate: $225.00

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. 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. Last stop either at the Museum of the North or the Antique Auto Museum (depends on the weekday).  

Departure: Sept 01 - April 15 from 9 AM or 12:30 PM  Rate: $115.00

FS#11 Dog Mushing - Sled Dog Tour 1 hr

Dog Sledding is Alaska's official sport - have you ever seen a state with a more original sport?  It is the only means of transportation through the snow lands of old time Alaska. Dog Mushing / Sledding is an activity nobody should miss on an Alaska winter vacation. All our Dog Mushing / Sledding Tours are designed into a spacious time frame. We do not hurry you in  and out of the sled or run circles on a field but give you a real Dog Mushing experience on trails used by Alaskan mushers. There is plenty of time to make your favorite Dog Mushing pictures and play with our Alaska huskies. Arctic gear (parka, pants, boots, mittens) is provided for all our Dog Mushing / Sledding adventures. Break away, and mush with us into the twilight of the Alaskan wilderness

Departure: December - April  Rate: $125.00 + $35 Hotel Transfer 

FS#12 Dog Mushing - Sled Dog Tour  (6 miles) 

Have a thrilling ride on a dog sled pulled by happy huskies!  This is the tour for everyone.  Most ages and physical abilities can be accommodated.  Our scenic trail leaves our cabin and takes you from winter woodlands with beautiful views of the valley.  It also includes a straight run that is the perfect place for beginners to take a turn on the runners of the sled while the guide rides in the sled basket or you can choose our tandem sled option and stand on the runners for the whole run!.  You'll get to see the how the dogs are harnessed and hooked to the sleds then climb on board for the run.  Afterwards you can take your time:  meet and greet the dogs and take lots of photos. 

Departure: December - April  Rate: $150.00 + $35 Hotel Transfer 

FS#13 Dog Mushing School - 3 hrs

The 3 hour tour starts with instruction covering basic dog care, equipment use (sled, gang lines, etc.) harnessing and hooking up the dog team, followed by one-on-one instruction with a guide/musher driving the sled. When you are ready and the guide feels you are capable, the guide will switch places with you and you will take a turn on the runners. Then it's back to the cabin for a short break and setting up the sleds for smaller teams. Next is a 6-8 mile run driving your own dog team and sled! Finally the tour ends with instruction on un-harnessing, equipment checks and dog care after the run (checking sled and lines, checking dog feet and water and feeding, etc.). Optional add another 1.5-2 hr of mushing for $200.

Departure: December - April Rate: $240.00 + $35 Transportation

FS#14 Ice Fishing

Your Ice Fishing day trip begins with the pick up from your hotel. While catching fish in a warm hut on a beautiful lake you can still safely enjoy the brisk, clear air and peaceful environment of Interior Alaska, the home to some of the best ice fishing this state has to offer. Learn the old native skill of ice fishing from our experienced ice fishing guides. Hot drinks and grilled fish for a late lunch are served while fishing. Warm arctic gear is available and our heated van is always close by. Please provide each participant’s height, weight, and shoe size for the arctic gear. The tour price includes: hotel transfer, arctic gear, fishing license, tackle, hot beverages and lunch.

Departure: Dec - March from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Rate: $225.00

FS#15 BP Ice Art Championships VIP Tour

Every year the world’s best ice artists gather in Fairbanks, Alaska to create the finest ice art in two spectacular ice sculpting events. Do not stand in line to get tickets but be treated as a very important person (VIP) and get a first rate experience at the World Ice Art Championships. The guided tour includes narrated transportation along the single block classic and multi-block classic displays. An ice artist is available to create a special sculpture just for you. Also, your visit to the “Fun Park” is a delight for all ages. The souvenir shop and complimentary hot beverages will be the “finish line” of this extraordinary day at the “World Ice Art Championships”. Free pick up & drop off from your hotel.

Departure: Feb/March from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Rate: $95.00

FS#16 Snowmobile Tour

Guided Snow Machine Tour around the Chena Lakes Recreational area only accessed by snowmachine. On this snowmobile tour, your guide will lead you through a true winter wonderland you haven't seen before. Explore Fairbanks’ breathtaking surroundings by snowmobile through a beautiful winter wonderland, crossing frozen lakes and rivers, scenic mountains, endless remote trails and hopefully wildlife such as moose, fox or snowshoe hare. The Chena Lakes Recreation area offers a variety of beautiful and well-maintained trails, lakes and rivers ensuring an adventure of a lifetime. No experience necessary.

Departure: Nov 1st - March 31st    Duration: 1 hr         Rate: $120.00 / per person   + $35 Hotel Transfer 

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