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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Night Tour from Fairbanks provided by 1st Alaska Tours

Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Night Tour from Fairbanks

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Combine two natural phenomena—plus a man-made marvel—on a tour that includes Northern Lights hunting and a visit to the Chena Hot Springs and Fairbanks Ice Museum. While waiting up to catch the Northern Lights can be difficult to do on your own, by starting the tour with other activities, it is a breeze to stay up until midnight for the Northern Lights portion of the tour. 
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    Chena Hot Springs Resort
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Only 60 miles from Fairbanks, this world renowned resort offers a day of rest and relaxation in the historical location discovered by natives and early miners. Enjoy the mineral hot springs in a beautiful natural setting and experience the dancing of the northern lights. The world’s largest year-round Ice Museum is your first stop at Chena Resort.
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  • Enjoy a night of soaking in thermal pools and watching the Northern Lights 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off lets you avoid driving Alaska’s roads at night
  • A guide takes you to an ideal Northern Lights viewing location
  • Get a drink (your own expense) at the ice museum’s hand-carved ice bar
Important Information
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5-year-old and older.
  • Please note the Aurora is a natural occurrence. We can NEVER guarantee that guests will see the aurora.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Chena rock lake pool only allows age 18 and older.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Mario A wrote a review Jan 2020
Monterrey, Mexico10 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a blast with out guide Brooke. She was very kind, friendly, funny, and made sure we had a great time at the hot springs. She went ahead and took pictures of us whenever we needed to, did her best so we had good spots at the ice museum, gave us tips to have a wonderful
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Leslie H wrote a review Jan 2020
Odessa, Texas57 contributions3 helpful votes
Wasn't sure we were up for the challenge but now we have bragging rights. Brooke our guide made this the memory of a lifetime for us! Ms Aurora was a little shy but we could not be more pleased with our experience. Amazing.
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Many travels wanted wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a Great Experience on 1st Alaska Tours with our Guide Joseph, he took care of us throughout the whole trip and kept us informed on all the activities going on so we wouldn't miss anything. The ice museum was nice and recommend getting the apple martini in the ice glass. The
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Date of experience: December 2019
GinaM34678 wrote a review Sep 2019
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
The tour is 12-hours long and Caleb worked hard for us during every second of it. He was knowledgeable, flexible, and fun. He made a terrific trip even more memorable. Kudos to the company for letting guides like him use their instincts to find the best places to view the
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Date of experience: September 2019
Saaiprasant wrote a review Sep 2019
22 contributions3 helpful votes
Hats off to our guide and driver Caleb and the entire tour management. We had a lovely troop of co-passengers. We got picked up by 5 pm from our Airbnb and headed out to Chena Hot springs resort. Enjoyed the ice museum (7 pm tour ) and spent an hour in the hot springs until 9 pm
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: 1st Alaska Tours
Dave is the man
Dave was a fantastic guide! Got to see some pretty amazing animals and the hot springs were beautiful!! Highly reco
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Fairbanks Huskie Kennels
Tony was our guide and went above and beyond. Since we were running early he took us to wood crafters store which I
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Ice fishing
It was a great time! People were friendly, guide was great! Got to see an eagle up close! Didn't catch anything, st
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The Northern Lights
Our tour guide was Joseph. He told great stories and was very entertaining. He was knowledgeable about the lights a
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Dinner, Sledding, Puppies and Sled Dog Petting, and Spectacular Aurora!!!
The night was first rate from start to finish! Caleb picked us up, we got to meet puppies and the whole sled dog c
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Beautiful lights, great conversation
What a wonderful experience! The lights were spectacular and the accommodations more than adequate. I really enjoye
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Only can see from the sky, not from horizon,from far also have a light that shining towards the loge, else nothing
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Eva Lynne B
Wonderful experience
Dave presented a great primer about photographing the aurora and helped us set our cameras to take pictures of it
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The magical snow-covered forest and Dave’s knowledge of Alaska.
There was amazing scenery on this tour, including a magical forest with trees heavily covered with snow. It was a
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These dogs love what they do!
This was an absolutely authentic experience, we had such a great time! We got to meet the puppies and dogs, every s
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Combo deals
Brooks was our driver/van tour guide, Mariam was the chef, and the Dog sledding ride company staffs ( I forgot the
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Different kind of experience
The trip was a one of the kind due to the van mechanical issues ( not the driver’s fault.). The van ride became qu
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We did this tour and was not disappointed! Thank you, Caleb and Christina for giving us a wonderful experience we w
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JoDee S
City tour with terrific guide - couldn’t ask for better!!!
Caleb was a superb guide: super knowledgeable, entertaining and very interactive with the whole group. Learned fact
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I did a tour to the Museum at the University, the cultural center, the pipeline and to Santa’s home in the NorthPole
This was a very interesting and informative tour..Caleb Darlin was absolutely amazing ! We(traveled with 2 friends)
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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