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Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog SleddingSki & Snow

Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding

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Treat yourself to the complete Alaskan experience: A team of happy hounds speeds you through snowy scenery and then you’re whisked off to an off-the-grid cabin for a delicious home-cooked meal. Learn what it takes to lead a team of dogs before hopping on a sled for an hour-long run. After dinner, face the cabin’s large north-facing windows and marvel at aurora borealis, while savoring a warm beverage.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish CookoutSki & Snow

Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish Cookout

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Go ice fishing in Alaska at a remote spot outside the city of Fairbanks with a guide who provides fishing gear and tips. Stay warm in a cozy heated cabin next to the frozen lake, and snack on reindeer sausage on buns, and fresh grilled fish (that you catch). Includes use of fishing gear and cabin, guide, and refreshments.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Fairbanks to Delta Junction - Beauty of the North TourDay Trips

Fairbanks to Delta Junction - Beauty of the North Tour

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Save time by seeing a lot of the vast, beautiful interior of Alaska in one day on this tour from Fairbanks to Paxson Lake. Visit a woodworking shop, historic state park, glacier, and restored gold rush-era roadhouse along the way. You’ll also get photo ops at natural attractions and the Trans Alaskan Pipeline.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

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Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile TourSki & Snow

Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour

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Zip around by snowmobile on the outskirts of the North Pole during a 1-hour guided tour near Fairbanks. Your guide provides driving instructions and practice time before you head out past the Alaska Pipeline and through snow-covered forests. You'll ride in comfort on a 2018 Ski Doo luxury touring snowmobile that accommodates one or two riders, and has heated handgrips and electric start. Look for Alaska's native wildlife including moose, fox, snowshoe hare, ptarmigan, grouse, and squirrels. Includes experienced guide, and use of snowmobile and weatherproof clothing.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Fairbanks Northern Lights TourDay Trips

Fairbanks Northern Lights Tour

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Experience the Aurora Borealis in all its glory on a 5-hour tour from Fairbanks. Relax as luxury level transportation takes you from your hotel to base camp. Hot drinks, comfortable shelter, and warm clothing are all provided to ensure that you stay cozy for the duration of the tour. Get expert instruction for photographing the Northern Lights. Regardless of your success, take home complimentary professional photos of the experience.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & TourNature & Wildlife

Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour

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Many tours take travelers to spot the northern lights, but few do so with a photographer and professional grade cameras and equipment. This tour, which takes you to a carefully selected location outside of Fairbanks, does just that. Rent a camera, tripod, lenses, and spend at least three hours taking photos of the lights phenomenon.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Aurora Chaser TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Aurora Chaser Tour

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We offer small group, personalized tours led by the most experienced Alaskan guides in the business, who also share ownership in this enterprise. We love what we do and it shows! Come have a great time with us and witness the awe-inspiring light shows that fill the winter skies of America's greatest state!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Snowshoe Alaska Wilderness AdventureSki & Snow

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Snowshoe Alaska Wilderness Adventure

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Marvel at Alaska’s dazzling winter landscapes in complete silence with this snowshoe excursion along the Tanana River trails. Grab a pair of snowshoes and hiking poles and make your way through the pristine tundra and forest with a guide, taking in a historic Alaskan village and learning about the local flora and fauna along the way. Cap off your adventure with a warm cup of cocoa and homemade cookies.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Ice Fishing - Quick & EasySki & Snow

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Ice Fishing - Quick & Easy

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Get a quick introduction to the Alaskan tradition of ice fishing in the Chena Lakes Recreation Area. Your guides provide all the necessary equipment—rod, bait, heated shelters, underwater cameras—and serve a grilled fish dinner once the fishing is done. You can fish from the heated cabins and shelters, or move outside to try your hand in the open elements.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Arctic Circle Drive from FairbanksDay Trips

Arctic Circle Drive from Fairbanks

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Travel the famous Dalton Highway on this 16-hour Arctic Circle drive. Visit the Yukon River, stop by the Arctic Circle Trading Post, and get views of the tundra landscape. Learn about life in rural Alaska through your guide's commentary; departure from a meeting point in Fairbanks.
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  • 16 hours
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  • 16 hours

Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy DomeNature & Wildlife

Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome

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Watch the Northern Lights from Murphy Dome, one of the best viewing spots around Fairbanks. During your tour, your guide shares informative commentary about the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) and other natural wonders of Alaska. Hear about the history of the former Air Force Station on Murphy Dome, and keep warm with complimentary hot beverages and snacks. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Fairbanks.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with LunchNature & Wildlife

Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks with Lunch

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Bundle up and embark on this small-group tour from Fairbanks — limited to just nine people — that takes you to the Arctic Circle, Earth’s northernmost circle of latitude, where the sky is completely dark or light all day. Aboard a climate-controlled van, cruise along the Dalton Highway, cross the Yukon River and then enjoy lunch in the arctic landscape. Learn about the indigenous Eskimo culture in the region, and take home incredible pictures, as well an official Arctic Circle certificate. Hotel transport is included.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes

1-hour Winter Dog Sledding in FairbanksSki & Snow

1-hour Winter Dog Sledding in Fairbanks

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Enjoy Alaska’s winter landscapes with a team of happy hounds speeding you through across snowy fields. On this dog-mushing adventure from Fairbanks, learn about the popular sport and what it takes to lead a team of dogs. Then take the reins of the dog sled and pull! Enjoy an hour-long thrilling ride before you warm up in a cozy cabin. Hotel transport included.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour

Sled Dog Day TourBus Tours

Sled Dog Day Tour

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Check out our resort with a relaxing day trip, enjoy the 60-mile scenic ride and soak in our natural hot springs. We have the coolest year-round Ice Museum. And as the name says it, learn how mushing works in Alaska and take a ride with our sled dogs!
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Hiking Expedition at Angels RockHiking & Camping

Hiking Expedition at Angels Rock

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Discover Angel Rock on this 5-hour guided hiking trip to the Chena River State Recreation Area from Fairbanks. This moderate 3.5-mile loop is one of the most popular trails in the Interior of Alaska, and provides stunning views of Angel Creek Valley and the Chena River. A guide leads you to scenic vista points and explains the local geology. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as moose and grouse, and learn about the granite formations called tors that you see along the way. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Side by Side ATV Evening TourHalf-day Tours

Side by Side ATV Evening Tour

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Combine sightseeing and thrills on this all-terrain-vehicle adventure ideal for everyone from first-time riders to off-roading enthusiasts. Comfortable side-by-side vehicles enable you to ride with a partner, so you can take your kid, friend, or sweetheart and enjoy the ride together. Plus, unlike on larger tours, a small-group excursion (maximum of 12 people) ensures individual attention from the guide.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Side by Side ATV Morning TourHalf-day Tours

Side by Side ATV Morning Tour

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Start your day with an adventure into the Alaskan countryside on this off-roading excursion. Perfect for travelers who want to get off the beaten path, this tour takes you away from the hoards of tourists and enables you to take in the un-marred landscapes and wildlife. Plus, a guide shares details about your surroundings so you can learn about aspects you would miss if traveling on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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Snowshoe Tour at Chena LakesHiking & Camping

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Snowshoe Tour at Chena Lakes

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Escape to a winter wonderland at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area on this snowshoe tour from Fairbanks. As a guide takes you over snow-covered trails at a leisurely pace, watch for wildlife such as moose, birds, snowshoe hare, and foxes. Explore forests and frozen lakes in this tranquil environment, and hear the sound of your snowshoes crunching softly in the snow. This is a perfect budget-friendly activity for the family.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

2-Day Fairbanks Overnight Tours

2-Day Fairbanks "Alaskan Experience" ATV Tour

Your experienced guide will take you through some of the most beautiful wilderness around Fairbanks! Enjoy two days of picturesque scenery on one of our brand new Polaris ATV's. No experience? No problem! Your guide will outfit you with safety equipment, teach you how to operate the ATV, and ensure you are comfortable before we embark. For more experienced groups we can offer more advanced terrain, up to "extreme" if your group wants a challenge! Book up to 4 ATV's per tour. Additional riders are only $100 per ATV. Snacks, a sack lunch, an authentic Alaskan dinner, breakfast and lunch are provided.. Safety waiver/liability release is required. No drivers under 16, no riders under 8 with parent/guardian present. Call us to discuss any exceptions, we are reasonable! Book 4 ATV's or call us if you would like a private tour. Additional info and a FAQ to help you prepare for your ride, please do get in touch with us.
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  • 1 day 6 hours
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  • 1 day 6 hours
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Guided Full-Day Fishing Excursion in FairbanksFull-day Tours

Guided Full-Day Fishing Excursion in Fairbanks

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Cast your rod for northern pike, Arctic grayling and other fish that call Interior Alaska home on this full-day fishing trip from Fairbanks. An in-the-know guide takes you to excellent fishing locations and shows you how to fish with fly and spinning rods. Pick up fishing techniques, soak up the peaceful Alaskan scenery and enjoy lunch on shore. Hotel transport is included on this family-friendly outing. 
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop Tour Nature & Wildlife

Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop Tour "Couples Package"

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Book as a couple and save! As one of you learn to photograph, the other enjoys viewing the Northern Lights during this six hour photography workshop outside of Fairbanks. Explore Alaska at night with the help of an professional photography guide on a small group tour of no more than 8 or 9 people. Rent high-quality, professional grade cameras and equipment and visit a private, carefully selected location outside of Fairbanks to experience the full majesty of the Aurora filled night sky.  Minimum for booking the couples rate is 2. If a group of 4 seek booking together then we advise booking for 2 couples packages. Please remember this option is catered to one shooter (photographer) and one viewer. However both can be photographers as well to qualify. And any pair qualify as a couple. (ANY PAIR QUALIFY) Only tour in town to offer the viral couples package.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Chena Hot Springs Aurora TourDay Trips

Chena Hot Springs Aurora Tour

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Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Alaskan wilderness while soaking in steaming geothermal springs and—if you’re lucky—watching the northern lights overhead. While the limited light and extreme weather conditions deter most people from visiting Alaska in the winter, for those who want to experience the magic of the northern lights and the hot spring surrounded by a blanket of snow, this wintertime tour is the way to go.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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Arctic Ocean and Prudhoe Bay Adventure from FairbanksNature & Wildlife

Arctic Ocean and Prudhoe Bay Adventure from Fairbanks

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Discover the Alaskan wilderness on this 3- or 4-day guided trip from Fairbanks that includes overnight accommodation. Head out into Alaska's frontier and visit the Arctic Circle, Coldfoot, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Prudhoe Bay and the charming town of Wiseman. Soak up spectacular scenery at the Arctic National Park, perhaps spotting wildlife like grizzlies and sheep. Enjoy plenty of hikes, including one on the high plateau of Finger Mountain, check out an Alaskan oil field, and learn about the region's gold-mining history and more.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Aurora Borealis Tour at Chena Aurora View LodgeNature & Wildlife

Aurora Borealis Tour at Chena Aurora View Lodge

Head out of Fairbanks and away from the light pollution of the city for the chance to glimpse the magic of the Northern Lights at a wilderness lodge. In warmth and comfort, sip on a mug of hot chocolate or stay awake with coffee as you take in this enchanting far-north spectacle. The aurora viewing tour lasts about 6 hours. Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and head out of the city. Escape the city light pollution as you make your way to our secluded lodge. Our guide will bring you back to your hotel around three o’clock in the morning. Watch for shooting stars and chat with your guide about the science behind the Aurora Borealis. Set up your camera equipment to take photos of the aurora as it dances.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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