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1st Alaska Outdoor School

2240 Hanson Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
+1 907-590-5900
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Ranked #12 of 41 activities in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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, Chena Hot Springs. Fairbanks... more » Owner description: Have fun and enjoy your Alaskan vacation summer or winter. Visit with us the Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay, Chena Hot Springs. Fairbanks City and Highlight tour daily with reservations. Come Aurora viewing, Dog Mushing & Ice Fishing. We speak English & German. « less
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I booked this trip based on reviews from Trip Advisor--and I wasn't disappointed. What a fantastic experience from beginning to end. We were picked up at our hotel in Fairbanks by Mike, who made the day-long trip a fantastic experience! He regaled us with personal stories of his many adventures as well as information about what we were seeing. There... More

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Fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you want a tour that is not crowded, not elbow to elbow, this is it. Mike, our driver, was well spoken, informative, humorous, and all-around great. I recommend this company for any of your destinations. We would use this company again without any qualms and urge you to choose for your tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were driven to the Arctic Circle by Mike, a thru hiker on the Appalachian trail, a former river guide and a great tour host. He regaled us with stories from the Dalton highway and his hiking adventures. It made what was a very long van ride seem shorter and more enjoyable. His descriptions of the people and places along... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There are several companies offering driving tours to the Arctic Circle. After much research I chose to go with 1st Alaska Outdoor School for several reasons. First, they picked me up at my hotel so I didn't have to drive anywhere. Second, they stopped at the Hilltop Truckstop for breakfast and the Yukon River Camp for dinner so each of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I'm a local resident of Fairbanks and am highly impressed with all the opportunities this great company has for tourists and locals. I hope to go on one of each of their tours over the next year. My family had a great experience on their Arctic circle tour! Plenty of wonderful scenery we had not previously seen in Alaska. They... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We booked the Arctic Circle tour. I guess we should have researched it better but did not realize it would mean 120 miles of driving on a dirt road (Dalton Hwy) - one way - and another 120 miles to return. The scenery, other than a few spots, was nothing to look at so all in all, it made for... More

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AlaskaOutdoorSchool, Manager at 1st Alaska Outdoor School, responded to this review

Dear Donna, We greatly appreciate your business and will do everything in our power to address your comments. While this specific tour is a light adventure, a day of terrible weather can certainly take away so much of the natural beauty that surrounds the tour. I will personally address with each one of our guides, our policies on proper food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had an amazing experience! It was a very easy going and friendly environment! Great guides and excellencent customer service throughout the whole booking and tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Thanks Gina for a great tour! We had a lot of fun along the scenic route! Door to door pick up and great guide on the road!

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I booked the arctic circle tour for 4 with 1st Alaska outdoor school. On the day of the trip my little son got fever , so my husband and my son quit the trip at the very beginning. After the trip I called the manager to see if we can get partly refund, but he refused. And told me this... More

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AlaskaOutdoorSchool, Manager at 1st Alaska Outdoor School, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, We are extremely sorry that you disagree with our refund policy. This policy, however is not just posted on our website and tour confirmations, we also make sure every guest understands this policy before we take any kind of payment. We are stunned that you liked our tour but gave us a poor rating because of a policy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Greatly enjoyed the service and time at Chena Hot Springs! Mike R was our driver/guide and he was very kind and knowledgable of the area! Thanks Mike! We loved the Hot Springs and kept going back for one more dip! The Ice Palace is something you should see and my husband enjoyed talking to one of the artist who sculpts... More

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