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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

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    After evening pickup from your Fairbanks or North Pole hotel, take a leisurely drive northeast of the city, perhaps spotting a fox, beaver, or moose along the way, before reaching Chena Hot Springs Resort.
    Engage in a variety of activities while you wait for the sky to darken to view the northern lights. First, tour one of the most unique museums you’ll ever visit, the Aurora Ice Museum, constructed out of over 1,000 tons of ice and snow. Marvel at ice sculptures by world-renowned carvers Steve and Heather Brice, whose work includes life-size jousters on horses and a two-level tower with a circular staircase.
    Fancy a drink? Head over to the museum’s bar, settle in on a caribou fur–covered stool and purchase a cocktail poured into a martini glass carved out of ice. For food, check out the offerings at the Aurora Café or the Chena Hot Springs Resort Restaurant (own expense).
    Or, put on your bathing suit and work on loosening those knots in your back. Slip into the resort’s hot springs, which swirl with lake water averaging 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius) all year. Escape to an outdoor hot tub and unwind under the stars. A heated indoor pool is also available.
    Then, dress warmly and meet your guide for a small group outing to watch for the northern lights. You’ll be taken to prime viewing locations at Chena Hot Springs, a great spot to witness the green and purple ribbons of light dazzling the sky. If you prefer to be indoors, you can see the action from inside the Aurora Café. Either way, you’ll be holding a warm drink as you gaze at the celestial wonder.
 Afterward, enjoy transport back to your hotel, with a commemorative certificate of your viewing experience at Chena Hot Springs Resort.
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    Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

    If you have time during your stay in the Fairbanks area, don’t pass up Chena Hot Springs! It is really well done and someplace I’ll plan to visit another trip. There are several things to do outside of the hot springs, pool and ice museum,...More

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    Rainer Z, Manager at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi from North Pole, thank you so much for leaving us such an amazing review. We really appreciate it and are glad that you had a great time. We apologize that you did not have time enough with your family at the Hot Springs. We...More

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    We were picked up at he right time and headed to Cheno Hot springs. Our guide, Lynley, ws excellent and explained everything in detail throughout the tour. Very patient guide , who gave a lot of hints and helped to get at the right spot...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Rainer Z, Manager at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

    Hello from North Pole, thank you so much for leaving Lynley and us such an amazing review. We really appreciate it and are glad that you had a great time. Greetings from Alaska - Sylvia

    Reviewed April 9, 2019

    This tour made my trip to Alaska so much better. If I could hire Ricky to follow me around and talk on a daily basis I would. Chena Hot Springs (make sure you get a apple martini) is way cool and searching for Lady Aurora...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    3  Thank Apenney0122
    Rainer Z, Manager at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

    Dear Amber, thank. you so much for leaving us and Ricky such an amazing review. I could ask Ricky if he wants to agree to a deal but I believe he loves Alaska too much. We are glad that you had a great time and...More

    Reviewed April 8, 2019

    We did two tours with Alaska Wildlife Guide. My favorite part about using Alaska Wildlife Guide is the personality of their tour guides. Our first tour was to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks with Ken. Ken was upbeat, humorous and could relate to each unique...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Rainer Z, Manager at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

    Hello from North Pole, Thank you so much for leaving us, Ken and Ricky such an amazing review. We really appreciate that you took your time for this. We are glad that you had a great time and that you even got to see the...More

    Reviewed April 7, 2019

    Our guide Bob went "beyond the manual" to guide, escort me and the group towards unforgettable aurora viewing experience. Since I came from Japan, the hot spring was so-so but the aurora session after that was unforgettable amazing. Bob knows the best spot to view...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Rainer Z, Manager at Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

    Dear Steve, thank you so much for leaving us such an amazing review. We are glad that you had a great time and that Bob could rescue your experience with some amazing Northern Lights chasing. Sending you greetings from North Pole, Sylvia

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    comastas
    March 29, 2019|
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    Response from Agnes L |
    My husband and I will be coming to Fairbanks wondering if we can go to the hot springs and ice museum on our own without a tour is there a bus or car rental for the day trip? Car rental in Fairbanks???
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    March 28, 2019|
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    Response from laurag3023 | Reviewed this property |
    Generally September to April - after that there’s not enough nighttime darkness.
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