- Things to Do in Fairbanks
- Chena Hot Springs Northern Lights Tour
Staying cozy is key to enjoying Alaskan in its colder seasons, and this tour ensures you will thanks to a long evening soak at the Chena Hot Springs. The tour begins with a two-hour drive from Fairbanks. There are gorgeous fall colors to see along the way in August and September, and a serene snowscape in February and March. In both seasons it's quite common to spot moose, too.
The setting has a magical feel.
Upon arrival at Chena you'll be treated to a guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum before heading to the resort's hot springs. There's a geothermal indoor pool, but it's worth braving the chill for a soak in the resort's Rock Lake. Shimmering frost makes the air sparkle, and natural ice formation give the setting a magical feel.
Thoroughly warmed, the rest of the night is dedicated to northern lights hunting. The Chena Hot Springs area has an ideal combination of dark skies and higher northern latitude that offers you the best opportunity to see the aurora if it is active. The tour ends with a return to Fairbanks area hotels around 4 AM.
The Chena Hot Springs Northern Lights Tour takes guests 60 miles outside of Fairbanks. During the 11-hour tour guests take a guided ice museum tour and enjoy plenty of free time to soak, swim, and await the northern lights. Food and beverages are available to purchase from the onsite restaurant. Meals are not included in the tour price.
What to Bring
Bring swimwear, sandals, and a towel. Bring cash (or quarters) to make change for lockers at the springs and towel service if needed. For potential northern lights viewing, bring warm layers, a hat, and gloves as needed for the conditions. Extra camera batteries are highly recommended.
The outdoor hot springs is limited to adults ages 18 and above. Guests under 17 are allowed in the outdoor deck hot tub and indoor pool with adult supervision. The outdoor hot spring pool averages 106 degrees.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour operator picks up from most Fairbanks area hotels.
Rates & Dates
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|2/1/23 (W) to 4/10/23 (M)2/1/23 (W) to 4/10/23 (M)||Adult: $220.00||Child: $220.00|
|8/21/23 (M) to 9/30/23 (Sa)8/21/23 (M) to 9/30/23 (Sa)||Adult: $220.00||Child: $220.00|
|The rates above are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 4:30 PM||Location: Pike's Waterfront Lodge|
|Depart: 4:30 PM||Location: River's Edge Resort|
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- Price $220
- Duration 11 Hours
- Departs 4:30 PM
- Operating Dates From 2/1/2023 to 9/30/2023
- Activity Level Active
- Admission to ice museum and hot springs.
- Prime northern lights viewing location.
- Roundtrip transportation from Fairbanks.
- Tour narration by driver/guide.