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1st Alaska Outdoor School

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Address: 2240 Hanson Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone Number: +1 907-590-5900
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Description: 1St Alaska Outdoor School is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing...
1St Alaska Outdoor School is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that operates year round. Explore the Arctic on a Arctic Circle or Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay tour, and receive a certificate to commemorate your adevnture. Relax in the famous Chena Hot Springs or take a Fairbanks City Tour to learn about the Golden Heart City. Enjoy the Northern Lights on one of our many Aurora Viewing Tours or take a ride in a sled pulled by a team of dogs. We have an Alaskan adventure for everyone! We speak English, Mandarin & German.
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Arctic Circle!

We took a van trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle. We lucked up and were the only 2 people on the tour! There were 4 guides riding with us. The Dalton Highway is extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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alabama
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alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We took a van trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle. We lucked up and were the only 2 people on the tour! There were 4 guides riding with us. The Dalton Highway is extremely rough and should only be taken by experienced drivers. Ral, our guide, was a wealth of information about the Alaskan area and especially living in... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good visit sightseeing the Museum, Information Center and Santa's shop. Museum gives a very detailed and informative history of Alaska. Very well presented and worth a bisit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our tour guide, Jim, is a very nice guy. We are from Taiwan and had a great experience on the tour to Arctic Circle. We are lucky on the date 2015/03/23, we stopped twice on the way back to Fairbanks and captured amazing Aurora. Thanks, Jim. Thanks, 1st Alaska Outdoor School. It's definite that we will recommend our friends visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had a couple of tours with this company in January 2015. I did the Aurora Tour and the Arctic Circle Tour. Both were super! The Aurora Tour was set in a cabin in the middle of nowhere which allowed for the best viewing of the lights. The Arctic Circle Tour, while necessarily long, was great because the guide was... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I booked this one night trip in the beginning of my trip in order to get proper setup on my camera. While Cori was very friendly and a good guide she did not seem to pass on all the information needed to setup the camera. The next night I was out with another company and pro and boy did they... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I booked this tour as it checked two of my "wanna do" boxes: a nighttime dog sled ride and away from the lights of Fairbanks Aurora viewing. Daniel (his Americanized name), the van driver, picked me up at my hotel right on time. He's a native tribe-member from Barrow and was SO knowledgeable, articulate and professional. We drove icy roads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Booked the 2 day tour with salmon berry and our 1st day was the trip to arctic circle and the northern lights. Excluding the long 5 hour drive, the Arctic circle view was breath taking. Carole was our guide for this tour. She was very cordial. Told us many interesting stories on our way. We also did manage to see... More 

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Citronelle, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went on two aurora viewing tours and the photo workshop tour. We didn't see anything the first night, but not for lack of trying. Our guide, Joseph, kept looking and kept the van warm for us! Cori was our guide for the photo workshop. She set the settings on my camera and explained everything she did. She helped with... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I booked the arctic circle tour very last minute but I really enjoyed it! Tom, our guide, was really nice, friendly and told many funny stories about the people in Alaska. The food was good: 2 sandwiches, chips, chocolate bars and water. We made a few stops along the way: pipeline, finger mountain, which we hiked about 2 miles round-trip... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I were on tour with 1st Alaska Outdoor School and let me tell you we had a wonderful experience, we traveled from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle chasing the great Northern Lights , by the way they did not disappoint we saw them every night ! our tour guide on one trip was Matt who was very... More 

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