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Chena Hot Springs Tour provided by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours

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Chena Hot Springs Tour

Chena Hot Springs Tour
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About
Come explore the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort with us, located 60 miles from downtown Fairbanks. The scenery along the road and at the Hot Springs is breathtaking and has a good possibility of wildlife sightings. Soak in the pool of the Hot Springs and take a Geothermal Energy Tour before finishing the day with a guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. Lunch at the excellent restaurant is not to be missed!
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5957P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up
Admission to the Ice museum and Hot Springs
Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
Entry/Admission - Aurora Ice Museum
Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
Exclusions
Gratuities
Food and drinks (restaurant and cafe/snack bar is available at the location.
Cocktail at the Ice museum. Can be purchased at the Resort.
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick up occurs between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Please contact us 1 to 2 days before your tour, to get your exact time. If you are staying at alaska-wildlife-cabins-and-hostel, you can hop right into our vans for your tours. No pick up will be scheduled. Pick up is available from any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks and North Pole. Pick up from the airport is not possible. If you are staying outside the city limits, we can meet you at the local Walmart Parking lot.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please bring bathing suits, shower slipper, bath towels, at least 2 quarter for each locker and picture id's for the ice museum.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please no children under 5.
Children under 18 and pregnant guests aren't allowed in the outside pool of the Hot Springs. There is an inside area for everyone to use.
Cancellation for a full refund is possible if the minimum capacity is not reached or due to dangerous road conditions.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Our vans are not wheelchair accessible. However, we have enough room for a foldable one and the Hot Springs are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us before booking.
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
Driver/guide
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pick-up
Admission to the Ice museum and Hot Springs
Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
Entry/Admission - Aurora Ice Museum
Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
Exclusions
Gratuities
Food and drinks (restaurant and cafe/snack bar is available at the location.
Cocktail at the Ice museum. Can be purchased at the Resort.
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick up occurs between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Please contact us 1 to 2 days before your tour, to get your exact time. If you are staying at alaska-wildlife-cabins-and-hostel, you can hop right into our vans for your tours. No pick up will be scheduled. Pick up is available from any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks and North Pole. Pick up from the airport is not possible. If you are staying outside the city limits, we can meet you at the local Walmart Parking lot.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please bring bathing suits, shower slipper, bath towels, at least 2 quarter for each locker and picture id's for the ice museum.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please no children under 5.
Children under 18 and pregnant guests aren't allowed in the outside pool of the Hot Springs. There is an inside area for everyone to use.
Cancellation for a full refund is possible if the minimum capacity is not reached or due to dangerous road conditions.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Our vans are not wheelchair accessible. However, we have enough room for a foldable one and the Hot Springs are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us before booking.
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 20, 2021
A note from Chena Hot Springs Tour
To be in compliance with the CDC and the State of Alaska: Guests are not required to wear face masks, but may if they wish. We also urge you to review the updated Health Advisory Number 2 at https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-advisories/ .
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chena Hot Springs Resort
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Aurora Ice Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Chena Hot Springs Resort
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rolf I
44 contributions
Great way to relax
The hot springs were relaxing after walking through the local trails in the rain. Easy to access, store your clothes and wash off afterwards. The restaurant food was excellent with a great atmosphere.
Written September 11, 2021
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Rainer Z
Hi from North Pole, thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with us. Your AWG team
Written September 14, 2021
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Annt
Moreno Valley, CA14 contributions
Ignore the negative comments- this is a must see!
Before going to the hot springs, I read all the reviews and saw tons of people complaining about how old and dirty this place is. I’m glad my family and I still decided to go. We had rented a car and decided to take the drive up without pre booking. It was a good hour drive, beautiful scenery. The first mile or so on chena hotsprings drive was unpaved due to construction (repaving) , but any car can drive through it. Once we arrived, you can see the ice museum and the large plane to the right. We walked to the activity center and decided to book the ice museum tour. It was $15 dollars for admission and $15 dollars more for an apple martini. I would recommend to bring gloves, a beanie and warm clothes and jacket. They offer parkas to wear which were a little damp and dirty but worked well. The apple martini glass was made of ice. The martini was vodka and an apple pucker type of liquor. It was ok. I don’t think I would want more than one as it was freezing in the museum. It was a good experience. After that, we went to the hot springs. Before going I highly recommend bringing slides or sandals as some people get grossed out with a wet floor. They sell water, bathing suits, trunks, sandals and have towels for rent. My group of 6 bought waters which were life savers! There are lockers for purchase (quarters) in the locker room. The water is very warm when you go in and has very very hot spots in certain areas. You will get hot! I started perspiring. Very important to hydrate. Make sure you do not drink alcohol or are dehydrated before entering as it can be very dangerous. The peacefullness of the springs and the warm spa like waters was such a great experience. I’m so happy we ignored the rude and negative comments about this place. It isn’t a 5 star resort- it’s Alaska and you are in the middle of the forest … what do you expect?!?!? The drive back was great and we saw a couple moose on the chena river! Such an awesome day trip!
Written September 1, 2021
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Cynthia S
7 contributions
Hot Springs, DELICIOUS meal and Northern Lights!
We really enjoyed our Chena Hot Springs and Northern lights tour. There is nothing fancy here, but the hot springs were great, the ice museum and Appletini better than we expected and our meal in the restaurant was DELICIOUS. Nate our guide was awesome and found us the perfect spot to view the Northern lights. For the hot springs, I strongly recommend bringing your own towel and a wet sack to throw in the van after your soak.
Written August 29, 2021
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Charles N
4 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had a great experience on this tour, guide Clark was funny and knowledgeable and went out of his way for the sake of the tour, the hot springs were enjoyable and facilities were good enough, more of a summer camp feel than a resort but did not disappoint. Ice museum was amazing, incredible art, and a cocktail from a frozen glass. A must do in Fairbanks
Written August 28, 2021
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Kim L
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Relaxation and fun found in Chena Hot Springs Tour
enjoyed this tour…from soaking in hot springs, viewing ice sculptures, learning more about Alaskan dogs. Thanks Clark for providing an excellent narrative of Alaska, getting us to and from Chena Hot Springs safely, and taking care of us.
Written August 28, 2021
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Heather M
9 contributions
Clark is great guide!
Our guide, Clark, was great! He is knowledgeable about Alaska.
Please know, this is not really a tour. It is a ride to the Chena Hot Springs with your tickets to the hot springs and ice museum included. There are other things to do at the hot springs. If you have a car yourself to travel to the hot springs there is no need to book a tour. (We did not have a car ourselves).
Written August 24, 2021
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Willem M
Kathleen, Georgia3 contributions
Great day at Chena Hot Springs
Aug 2021 • Couples
Clark was an excellent tour guide. Provided lots of facts about Alaska, Fairbanks and the life here. Provided us examples of what to do while at Chena Hot Springs and left us in our own. It was great! Bring rain gear, just in case and a swimsuit for the Springs. I would travel with him again!!
Written August 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LWJW
17 contributions
Good day trip
Nice your, pretty drive to the hot springs. Staff at Chena Hot Springs were very friendly and helpful, they just need more staff. Clark, our guide was very informative. Fun day. The hot spring was very enjoyable and relaxing, not could at all when getting out.
Written August 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jrseattle2002
Washington12 contributions
really fun excursion with variety, good guide, fun destination
Aug 2021
This was a really fun excursion with variety, good guide, fun destination. Overall very pleasant. Complements to Clark, our guide. Entertaining and knowledgeable.
The only improvement I would recommend is to fix the AC in the van - it didn't work.
Written August 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hira
1 contribution
Excellent tour - highly recommended
Aug 2021 • Family
We had a tour to chena hot springs Via Alaska wildlife guide LLC. Our guide Clark is amazing. He’s punctuality kindness and hospitality is unbeatable. He tried his best to keep us entertained throughout the tour and make our trip Worthwhile. We highly recommend Alaska wildlife guide for the tour to Chena Hot Springs.
Written August 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Poornima24
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Best tour guide
Clark was interactive, took us to different places to watch lights. Theexperience was good with him.
M9867GImichaeln
M9867GImichaeln
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One of the best experience in Fairbanks
One of the best tour I have during my stay in Fairbanks . After a couple failed attempts to see the Northern light
bF9429P
bF9429P
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Really fun tour guide!!
We loved our experience of the Hot Springs and Northern Lights! We were a group of two vans led by Jake and Lexi. L
Shaynayup
Shaynayup
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Never give up
Get picked up from your hotel, see the ice museum, eat dinner, go to the hot springs and then chase the lights! Wh
Jorge S
Jorge S
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From Northern Lights to tour guide. Great Tour!
This tour was beyond amazing! 100% due to Nate’s professionalism (our driver/guide). He made this long 14 hour tour
Krissayyyyyy
Krissayyyyyy
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Awesome
She’s going to kill me but Christina or Christine I can’t remember exactly was really great. I went on Monday I bel
Rick H
Rick H
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Awesome view of northern lights
Hot springs and ice museum were awesome. The dinner at the hot springs dinner was incredible. Saw the northern lig
SoonerSailor
SoonerSailor
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Great Chance to Go to the Arctic Circle
Enjoyed checking The Arctic Circle off the bucket list with the day trip. Nate was a great guide and was eager to
sjp2117
sjp2117
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Chena Hot Springs
This tour was AWESOME! I’ve done group tours all over US, Europe and Asia and this was by far one of the best! Our
cedwards9910
cedwards9910
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Chasing the Northern Lights
It was an extremely long drive going to the Arctic Circle, but it was worth going all the way up there & actually t
Seaside23057233501
Seaside23057233501
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Nate was an OUTSTANDING guide!!!!!
Nate was Very friendly and personable, he immediately made me feel welcomed! He was very knowledgeable and kind! H
ernie8575
ernie8575
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Northern Lights
Wonderful experience. Nate our tour guide did an outstanding job guiding us through the hot springs and taking us
beachgoer333
beachgoer333
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Bucket List Night
The Northern Lights were a bucket list item, and going to the Arctic Circle was just a bonus! Our guide Jake, was a
amirn873
amirn873
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Once in a life time experience
I can’t begin to express what an amazing experience this was, this is all thanks to our tour guide Nate. He made th
Hannjolam
Hannjolam
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Pretty cool experience
The experience overall was really cool. Unfortunately, it was rainy all night so we didn’t get to see much of the N
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