Fairbanks is a unique and attractive destination if you're interested in experiencing the natural beauty and unique culture of the state. Fairbanks is the largest city in the interior region of Alaska and offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Here are some things to do and places to visit in Fairbanks: Arctic Circle Van Tours on the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks, Alaska Mail Plane Flights, Gates of the Arctic National Park Excursions from Bettles or join the Fairbanks Riverboat Discovery Cruise. Embark on an extraordinary Alaskan adventure with our captivating road trips and scenic Alaska railroad tours, both commencing or concluding in the vibrant city of Fairbanks. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Alaska's landscapes, whether navigating the open road or enjoying the comfort of a rail journey. These carefully curated tours promise a symphony of breathtaking vistas, showcasing the unparalleled beauty of the Last Frontier. Fairbanks - your Gateway to Adventures! 

FS#1 Arctic Circle Air Adventure

Fly north from Fairbanks and wonder at the story of the vast and remote land below... the traditional peoples that continue to sustain their lifestyles and cultures in the expansive Yukon River Valley as they have for thousands of years... the gold mining activity that continues nearly 100 years after the yellow metal first brought newcomers rushing north... the Trans Alaska Pipeline symbolizing the immense changes brought to Alaska's Arctic by the discovery of oil just over 30 years ago. Thrill at the excitement of crossing the Arctic Circle. Experience the rugged and magnificent Brooks Mountain Range. The flight route passes just east of the Gates of the Arctic National Park, the wild and pristine jewel of the National Park System. Participate in a ceremonious Arctic Circle landing 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle at the Brooks Mountain Range community of Coldfoot. Receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Enjoy an orientation and learn the fascinating story of the surrounding Brooks Range wilderness. Enjoy your return flight to Fairbanks, with a second aerial glimpse of Alaska's Arctic.

Departure: Daily at 7 am, 1 pm, 7 pm, Duration 5 hours   Rate: $529.00 - $669.00

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 8:45 am | 2:00 pm from May 10 - Sept 22      Rate: $89.95

FS#3 Fairbanks City Heritage Tour

Immerse yourself in Alaska’s, as well as Fairbanks’ intriguing culture and history. Peruse interesting 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. We will visit and learn about the interesting history of Alyeska’s Pipeline and pay a visit to Santa Claus House in North Pole. You have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The Santa Claus House is full with Alaska souvenirs. * Please note a Santa Claus sighting is not guaranteed.

Departure: Daily   Rate: $140.00

FS#4 Dalton Highway and Arctic Circle Van Tour & Fly Drive 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 9:45 am - returns 1:00 am from May - September Rate: $279.00 | Van Tour
Departure: Daily 1:00 pm- returns 1:00 am from May - August Rate: $499.00 | Fly Drive 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: $165

FS#6 Chena Hot Springs Resort Day Tour

Treat yourself to a relaxing sightseeing evening and soak in the Hot Springs! Our local guide will answer your questions about Alaska 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. Afterwards you can enjoy the natural outdoor setting of the rock lake which is perfect for a relaxing soak in the hot springs. After 6:30 pm we meet for our return trip to Fairbanks. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the resort restaurant.

Departure: May 01 - Aug 21  from 11:30 am - 6:30 pm     Rate: $200.00