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Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

Imagine yourself on the TV show 'Ice Road Truckers' on this tour that takes you along the Dalton Highway (aka Alaska Route 11) from Fairbanks to the edge of the Arctic Circle. During your 14-hour journey into the Alaskan wilderness, cross the Yukon River and set eyes on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, one of the world’s largest pipeline systems. On the return drive, watch for the northern lights (aurora borealis). Food, warm drinks and hotel transport are included in this small-group experience limited to just eight people.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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USD225.00
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD92.50
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dog Sledding - Subarctic Wilderness Tour

This tour is authentic and unique. You will get to see real Alaskan race sled dogs perform and will learn to ride with them from the best in this traditional Alaskan sport. This dog sled tour will also get you deeper into the real wilderness and the world of Alaska dog mushing on a 10mile ride over tundra, forest and lake trails. You will quietly go to some amazing places. Enter a pristine environment you can only access in the winter when our tundra, wetlands, and lakes are frozen on this tour!  Included: arctic gear (jackets, pants, gloves, hats), meet & greet with dogs & puppies (if available) , 2 hour dog mushing experience and kennel tour, Complimentary Coffee, Snacks;
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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USD169.00
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  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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Snowmobile Adventure from North Pole

Speed through winter landscapes on this 90-minute snowmobile adventure in North Pole. Follow an expert guide into the Chena Lakes Recreation area on remote mountain trails leading you across frozen lakes and rivers, and keep an eye out for wildlife. Then, park the snowmobile and wind down your adrenaline with a warm beverage, along with some snacks.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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USD95.00
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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4-hour Dog Sledding and Kennel Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in the quintessential Alaskan sport on this half-day dog mushing adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup in Fairbanks, visit a local kennel and take a tour with a professional dog musher, who will introduce you to your team of Husky sled dogs. Then, sit beneath a blanket while you sled over hills and through forests of spruce trees on a thrilling excursion that is rich in Alaskan history.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD145.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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1-Hour Winter Dog Mushing and Sledding in Fairbanks

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD161.76
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish Cookout

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.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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USD135.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Ice Fishing - Quick & Easy

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD129.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome

Watch the Northern Lights from Murphy Dome, one of the best viewing spots around Fairbanks. During your 5-hour 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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD95.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Aurora Borealis Viewing Tour To Mountaintop Cabin from Fairbanks

Spend part of the night in the mountains outside Fairbanks to watch for the Northern Lights from a cozy cabin. Sip a cup of hot cocoa, tea, or coffee as you gaze through the cabin's large windows while waiting for the aurora borealis to light up the skies over Alaska. Step outside for 365-degree views and clear photo ops on an evening tour that lasts about six hours, and includes guide, unlimited hot beverages, and round-trip transport from Fairbanks.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD105.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD105.00

Northern Lights Chaser Tour

Interior Alaska is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights and the Aurora Chaser Tour is the perfect way to take the experience to the next level. Venture to remote locations beyond Fairbanks where there's no light pollution. Enjoy a single day's adventure rather than camping roadside or sitting in a single spot.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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USD225.00
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Midnight Sun Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

The Alaskan arctic summer brings 24 hours of daylight in a phenomenon called the Midnight Sun. This tour, led by an experienced guide, takes you from Fairbanks and into the Arctic Circle. You’ll enjoy highlights like an Alaskan Homestead, the Dalton Highway, Arctic tundra, Trans Alaska Pipeline, and the Yukon River.
  • Duration: 16 hours
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USD179.00
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  • Duration: 16 hours
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Aurora Borealis Viewing and Ice Fishing Adventure

While visiting Fairbanks, take part in two great Alaska activities: ice fishing and aurora borealis viewing. Travel outside the city into the mountains to go ice fishing and look for the aurora borealis. Your home base is a cozy heated cabin where you can sip hot cocoa and snack on grilled fresh fish that you catch, or reindeer sausage. Hope to get a good look at the aurora borealis (northern lights) on a tour that includes use of fishing gear, refreshments, and guide.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD199.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Ice Fishing Day Tour

Catch your lunch during this ice-fishing tour from Fairbanks. Experienced guides take you from your hotel along a scenic drive to a prime fishing location at a frozen lake. Pick up traditional fishing techniques and then cast your luck into the water. Admire the Alaskan wilderness and finish the outing with a warm, cooked lunch of just-caught fish.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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USD238.00
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Hike into the Wilderness at Wickersham Dome

Enjoy a full-day tour with a moderately challenging hike at Wickersham Dome in the White Mountains Recreation Area. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary as you take in this spectacular wilderness area in the Alaskan interior. Light refreshments and round-trip transportation from Fairbanks are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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USD195.00
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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USD195.00

Table Top Mountain Hiking Adventure

Experience the Alaskan wilderness during an easy 3-hour hike on the Table Top Mountain Trail in the White Mountains National Recreation Area. Take in panoramic views of Nome Creek Valley and Beaver Creek Valley, Mount Prindle and parts of the Alaska Range (on a clear day). If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a moose, bear, hawk or owl. Your guide provides light refreshments during the hike, which is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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USD195.00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Guided Full-Day Fishing Excursion in Fairbanks

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. 
  • Duration: 10 hours
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USD259.00
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ice Fishing Trip in Fairbanks

Experience the beauty of the winter in Alaska on a 4-hour ice fishing tour from Fairbanks.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD120.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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4 hr Ice Fishing Tour

Ice fishing is an Alaskan tradition but requires equipment—an icehouse, for starters—and knowhow that most travelers and casual fishers don’t have. This tour makes it a lot easier by taking you to a custom-built ice hut on a frozen lake and providing the necessary fishing instructions and equipment. Plus, you’re served hot drinks and grilled fish and can take a snow-machine while waiting for the fish to bite.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD149.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD149.00

Snowshoe Tour at Chena Lakes

Escape to a winter wonderland at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area on this 2-hour 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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USD45.00
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Expedition at Angels Rock

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD160.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Dog Sledding Tour from Fairbanks at Borealis Basecamp

Mushing is Alaska’s state sport, and guests have the opportunity to experience the thrill of dogsledding. Dogsledding was a very important part of Alaskan local life. Dog sleds were the most convenient way to travel and to deliver important supplies between local villages in the dead of winter. Even today, dogsleds continue to be used in remote portions of Alaska for daily travel needs. This tour is designed for all age people. You will experience the power, excitement, and energy of our amazing sled dogs and also learn all about raising Alaskan Huskies, the history for dog mush and what it takes to race a team of these fine athletes and hear stories of the trail from your musher.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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USD120.00
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Ice Fishing and Northern Lights Tour from Fairbanks

**Highlights:** - View the breathtaking Northern Lights dance across the sky (360 degree view) - Enjoy the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights for everlasting memories - Drilling through ice with an auger to reach lake water - Opportunity to ask questions about Alaska and subsistence living - Licensed and experienced fishing guides **Inclusions:** - Hot beverages - Fishing gear - Fish bait - The tour guide can grill your fresh caught fish directly at the fishing hut. (Only if you catch something and it is not guaranteed.) **Exclusions:** - Fishing license - Pick up and drop off Note: We cannot guarantee the Northern Lights sighting.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD189.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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