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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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$225*
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Northern Lights and Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks
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$155*
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Chena Hot Springs Day Trip from Fairbanks
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$115*
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We booked the 3 day trip to Prudhoe Bay. There was no way would have been able to get through the Dalton Highway without a local tour guide! We are a family of 4 and Joe, our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
CindyC_0517
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Jersey City, New Jersey

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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We booked the 3 day trip to Prudhoe Bay. There was no way would have been able to get through the Dalton Highway without a local tour guide! We are a family of 4 and Joe, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable about everything from teaching us about the berries, to showing us so great places for the kids to... More 

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Enderby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Our driver, Corrine, was so lively and friendly which made our trip very pleasant. The time just flew by.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent Trip; You know you're going to have a good time when the Driver pulls out an explains how to use an Emergency Satellite phone in the event he is unable to call in help! Driver Mathew knowledgeable, professional and informative,We used a 15 passenger van, office said they only put 10 per van, driver consistently asked about van temp... More 

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Sorrento, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Door to door service with driver Corinne was a very pleasant ; good driver and good commentary . She would have known how to operate the winch in the back of the van which was reassuring!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Cori picked us up and took us to Chena Hot Springs and Ice Museum. Cori was a great guide and I would give her a 5. The 4 is for the Chena Hot Springs. It was ok, but I probably wouldn't Rush back. But Cori made it a great day with her great animal spotting along the way.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My wife and I traveled to the Arctic Circle with Cassie and 1st Alaska. Cassie as a tour guide and driver was excellent. Out of ten, we'd rate her a twelve. My wife and I are both in our late sixties and not as mobile as we'd like. Cassie was always there to see to our comfort and enjoyment. She... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Hi, we book our tour to the Arctic Circle on Tuesday July 7,2015.We started out that there was so much smoke from the Forest Fire that day that we could not see anything.Then it rain going up the Dalton Highway that there was so much mud on the windows that we could not see out.It was so smoky that we... More 

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RalfDobrovolny, Owner at 1st Alaska Outdoor School, responded to this review

Hello Skubik, We are indeed very sorry you could not enjoy your trip. rain, smoke or other natural occurrences sometimes get in the way of viewing nature in it's full beauty. As we mentioned in our last conversation, smoke of wildfires is as unpredictable as the wind. There can be many fires around you but no smoke or a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cassie was our driver today from Fairbanks to Denali Grande Lodge. She was very knowledgeable about the area. She was friendly and willing to answer all our questions, even the personal ones about moving and living here as a new transplant. It was a very interesting and enjoyable drive. We would definitely recommend this shuttle...and ask for Cassie!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Enjoyed the pool but Joe taking the time to talk to us and share his knowledge of Alaska made our day so much more enjoyable. He knew we really wanted to see wildlife and, fortunately, we were able to see four moose. Thanks Joe for an amazing day!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Well, the weather was pretty bad - it was raining and the smoke and the fog made everything really hard to see, but excluding that Carolie made us all feel comfortable and good, also told us a lot about Alaska :)

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Address: 2240 Hanson Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone Number: +1 907-590-5900
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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