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1st Alaska Outdoor School

1800 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-590-5900
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Ranked #12 of 38 activities in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Have fun and enjoy your Alaskan vacation summer or winter. Visit with us the Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay, McCarthy/Kennicott, Hot Springs.... more » Owner description: Have fun and enjoy your Alaskan vacation summer or winter. Visit with us the Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay, McCarthy/Kennicott, Hot Springs. Fairbanks City and Highlight tour daily. Come Aurora viewing, dogmushing & snowmachining. We speak English & German. « less
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Yuba City, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We booked the $170 Aurora Dinner, which described this tour as a "hearty authentic Alaskan dinner", followed by Aurora viewing. The dinner that was prepared included water as the beverage, and a (boxed) cheese fondue, served with dry bread (seemed as if it had been frozen too long) for dipping in the cheese, an iceberg lettuce salad w/ bottled dressing... More

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colorado springs
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Van picks you up, warm cabin in lovely location. Lots of trees to add to the Northern Lights pictures. Very informative presentation on Northern Lights.

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

In Sept 2013, we booked the Chena Hot Springs Tour with 1st Alaska Outdoor School so we didn't hesitate to book another tour with them during our recent visit. This time, we booked the Arctic Circle & Aurora Tour. We heard about the Dalton Highway (Ice Road Truckers) and when we found out this tour traveled on that highway to... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We arrived in Fairbanks with just a few nights to see the Aurora and we knew this would be our best shot so we went ahead and payed our money and hoped for the best. It's a good thing we didn't try to drive out to Chena ourselves because it was a long trip on icy roads. Our van driver... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This company offers a great, comfortable, safe and entertaining way to see the northern lights and visit the Arctic Circle. Be prepared for at least a 12-13 hour excursion (a very nice lunch bag and beverages are provided). Jim, our guide was knowledgeable, very personable and his commentary educational about the Dalton Hwy and all things Alaska Interior. We did... More

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Pearland, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you are in the Fairbanks area and can spare a whole day/night for a great tour, you need to sign up for this one. Its something you should see and experience at least once. This tour was worth every cent and every minute of travel time. This was the "winter tour program" Arctic Circle/Dalton hwy/aurora viewing tour and the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We didn't know what to expect on our Artic/ Aurora viewing tour. Joseph was our driver and what a great guy he is so knowledgeable about Alaska and very willing to answer all your questions, even the basic tourist question he probably hears every day. The bagged lunch was sufficient, of course we brought our own snacks which paid off... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I went to Fairbanks, Alaska for 5 days just to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). It was the 3rd week of February and there was no guarantee that I would get to see it. Forecasts for the Aurora were low. How fortunate that the beautiful light displays in the night sky appeared 4 out of the 5 days I... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We started our massive USA trip in Fairbanks Alaska in November 2013. Snow everywhere, so for a couple of Aussies from Queensland Australia, driving was not an option. After some quick research we found 1st Alaska and we were not sorry. Firstly, the booking process was really impressive - we booked a total of 3 tours, would have been 4... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While in Fairbanks last week, I had a WONDERFUL experience with Chena Hot Springs and Chandalar Ranch for Aurora viewing. Both charged $75 for their viewing trip, and Chandalar included motel pickup in that fee. Chena was too far out to include that service. I thought I would try the 1st Alaska Aurora Dinner for $170 as a treat, and... More

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