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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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Fairbanks Highlights Tour

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China Hot Springs

We used this service to go to the Chena Hot Springs. It was a great adventure and Cassie, our tour guide, was awesome. She was very informative and fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We used this service to go to the Chena Hot Springs. It was a great adventure and Cassie, our tour guide, was awesome. She was very informative and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed our afternoon very much with Carolie. Loved the Santa Clause House and the U of A, Fairbanks. The City Museum was very nice and Carolie was informative. We enjoyed having a guide who has lived in the area. We thought we may be late getting to Fairbanks. Princess contacted Carolie from Denali and she stated she would wait for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

picked 1st alaska 'cause 1/they picked you up @ your hotel and 2/ did not charge for dropping you off @ your hotel. BEST CHOICE!! our driver/guide, carolie, gave us plenty of time for rest stops, attractions and eats! was very informative; and if she didn't know, she found out the answer or was receptive to us tourists answering the... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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

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
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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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