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How to Spend 2 Days in Fairbanks

How to Spend 2 Days in Fairbanks

With almost endless daylight during the summer months and fantastic northern lights displays during the winter, Fairbanks dazzles visitors all year round. With two days, you’ll have plenty of time to see the top sights and also enjoy an outdoor excursion or two. Here’s how to make the most of a two day trip to Fairbanks. 

Day 1: City Sights

**Morning:**Get a quick introduction to the city’s history and culture with a sightseeing tour: Start at the Museum of the North to learn about Alaska’s diverse peoples, natural wonders, and wildlife, then head over to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline to learn about how it was built and how it is maintained.

**Afternoon:**Delve into the natural beauty surrounding Fairbanks with a guided hike, a rafting trip, a canoeing adventure, or a fishing excursion. During the winter months, choose between snowmobile, snowshoe, ice-fishing, and dog-sledding tours. 

**Night:**Head to Chena Hot Springs for the evening to soak in the natural thermal pools and admire impressive art sculptures at the Aurora Ice Museum. Several tours to Chena Hot Springs are offered from Fairbanks and, depending on the season, they may include a special northern lights outing. 

Day 2: Find Gold in the Water and Sky

**Morning:**No trip to Alaska is complete without a little gold-panning fun. Hop aboard a narrow-gauge train and enjoy a narrated journey to historic Gold Dredge 8. In addition to learning about Alaska’s gold rush history, you’ll get the chance to pan for gold on your own. 

**Afternoon:**For a truly wild Alaskan experience, take a scenic flight above the Arctic Circle. Enjoy incredible views of the Alaskan Arctic from a small passenger plane before landing in a remote outpost above the circle. 

**Night:**Fairbanks is considered one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. For a glimpse of the heavenly colors, visit mid-September through late April, when dark skies make the lights visible. For the best chance of seeing them, take an aurora borealis tour that takes you from Fairbanks to prime viewing locations. 

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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

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Pair aurora borealis with spa treatments and you get a northern lights experience like no other. This night trip from Fairbanks takes you to Chena Hot Springs Resort for an exciting but relaxing array of activities. Discover eye-popping sculptures at the on-site Aurora Ice Museum, and then unwind in the resort’s legendary mineral water baths. When the conditions are right, a guide takes your small group to the best locations to watch for the ethereal northern lights, with warm beverages in hand.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175.00
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Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding

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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US$285.00
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Alaskan Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in Fairbanks

Alaskan Heritage and Sightseeing Tour in Fairbanks

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Get to know Alaska’s past and present on this 5.5-hour tour in Fairbanks led by an informative guide. Enjoy the Museum of the North’s story of Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage, and admire the art installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Browse dog-mushing memorabilia at the Yukon Quest Log Cabin, before exploring Pioneer Park (seasonal) that features attractions celebrating Alaska’s notable historical hallmarks, including the Gold Rush. Visit all these sites as part of a small-group or private tour — your choice!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.00
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Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$269.00
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Fairbanks Snowmobile Adventure from North Pole

Fairbanks Snowmobile Adventure from North Pole

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Speed through winter landscapes on this 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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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1-hour Winter Dog Sledding in Fairbanks

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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US$174.00
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Northern Lights Lodge Viewing in Fairbanks

Northern Lights Lodge Viewing in Fairbanks

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Witness the magical phenomenon of the Northern Lights from inside a warm lodge located far from city lights. An informative guide explains the science behind the dancing lights streaming across the night sky. Bring along your camera and capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hotel transport from Fairbanks included.
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  • 5 hours
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US$120.00
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Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

Fairbanks City Highlight Tour

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Get to know Fairbanks, called the ‘Golden Heart City,’ on this 5-hour sightseeing tour. Visit the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center for an intro into the city’s history and culture, and admire the architecture at the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North. Feast your eyes on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the world’s largest pipeline, and wrap up your day at the Santa Claus House in the North Pole. Hotel transport included.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$118.00
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Ice Fishing Day Tour

Ice Fishing Day Tour

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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 freshly-caught fish.
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  • 7 hours
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Guided Tour of Fort Yukon by Plane from Fairbanks with Yukon River Stop

Guided Tour of Fort Yukon by Plane from Fairbanks with Yukon River Stop

The remote Yukon is home to an uncommon, otherworldy beauty. On this scenic flight tour aboard a 9-passenger airplane, you’ll experience that beauty from a bird’s eye view. The trip, which starts and ends in Fairbanks, also includes a guided bus tour of Fort Yukon and makes a stop at the Yukon River. All guests are guaranteed a window seat.
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  • 4 hours
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US$502.00
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Snowshoe Tour at Chena Lakes

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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US$45.00
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Hiking Expedition at Angels Rock

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$160.00
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Hike into the Wilderness at Wickersham Dome

Hike into the Wilderness at Wickersham Dome

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$195.00
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