This seven-hour tour kicks off with a scenic 60-mile drive into the rolling hills northwest of Fairbanks. The group's driver makes the trip an interesting one, telling stories of the area, its first native inhabitants, and the gold miners who made it famous outside of Alaska. The drive takes just over an hour. After arriving at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, the tour proceeds to the property's unique ice museum.
World's largest year-round ice building.
The Aurora Ice Museum is the largest year-round ice environment in the world. Constructed in 2005, the museum uses a patented absorption chiller system to keep the indoor temperature at a crisp 25 degrees. The interior is constructed entirely of ice, from stairs and corridors, to crystalline sculptures crafted by world champion ice carvers. The space is lit by colored chandeliers that illuminate the ceiling like the northern lights. Parkas are provided free of charge.
With noses and fingertips nipped, the tour leaves the cold for the heat. A guided hot springs tour follows, giving guests a behind-the-scenes look at how the resort harnesses its abundant geothermal resource. With the guided portion of the trip complete, guests have the next two hours free to enjoy the natural hot springs themselves. The tour concludes with a return drive to Fairbanks.
The Chena Hot Springs and Ice Museum tour takes guests 60 miles outside of Fairbanks. During the seven-hour trip, guests take ice museum and geothermal tours, and enjoy two hours of free time to soak, swim, and visit the onsite restaurant. Meals are not included in the tour price. The outdoor hot spring pool averages 106 degrees.
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.
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.
Transfers & Meeting Points
The tour operator picks up from the Fairbanks Princess Lodge, Pikes Waterfront Lodge, River's Edge Resort, and Sophie Station Hotel.
Rates & Dates
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There is no child rate for this service.
Rates & Dates
5/15/23 (M) to 8/20/23 (Su)5/15/23 (M) to 8/20/23 (Su)
The rates above are subject to change without notice.
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.