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Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour
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Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour

By Rod's Alaskan Guide Service
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Snowmobiling on your own takes a lot of planning—you need equipment, to have your routes mapped out, and experience. This snowmobile tour near Fairbanks takes care of all that for you, providing a heated helmet, snow gear, and, of course, a snowmobile. Your guide gives you a safety orientation with driving instructions and lets you practice before you hit the trails.
from
$159.00
per adult
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$159.00
per adult

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Ages 5-80, max of 16 per group
Duration:
1h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Choose from single or double riders for this Fairbanks snowmobile tour
  • Guide gives safety instruction before you get on a snowmobile 
  • All equipment—a heated helmet, snow boots, snow gear, and gloves—included
  • Trails are determined by your driving ability, so you’re always comfortable

  • Experienced Guide & instruction
  • Heated Helmet
  • Snow Jacket
  • Snow Bibs
  • Neck Gator
  • Boots
  • Gloves
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meet for this Fairbanks snowmobile tour at the designated meeting spot on the day of your tour. Your guide gets you suited up in snow gear, including boots and gloves, to make sure you’re warm enough when you get outside. Listen to a short safety orientation and driving instructions. Then, your guide lets you practice on your snowmobile, so you feel confident to drive. Your guide also gages your skill level, and takes you on trails appropriate for your skill level. Zoom through the Alaskan wilderness and keep an eye out for wildlife. This Fairbanks snowmobile tour ends back where it began.

Departure details
  • Rod's Alaskan Guide Service, 3355 Repp Rd, North Pole, AK 99705, USA Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time. Tours must depart on schedule. Refunds or reschedules are not available for late arrivals. Please use Google maps. We are located at the end of Repp Road.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30637P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately or use our clothes for free
  • Valid Drivers License requires to drive
  • Minimum passenger age is 5 years old
  • Arrive 30 Minutes prior to tour start
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Max total weight for double riders is 300 pounds (140 kilos)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour
  • Helmets are sanitized by UV lights between customers. Entire office area is sanitized daily by UV lights.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour?
Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour price starts from $159.00. Discover and book Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour cancellation policy?
Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour?
Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour is hosted by Rod's Alaskan Guide Service. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rod's Alaskan Guide Service on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book Guided Fairbanks Snowmobile Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30637P4

About the operator

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Great Fun
Great fun! Very informative about the dogs and mushing. Our musher was personable and very knowledgeable. The comp
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Pure Joy
Vicky was awesome! It was the experience of a lifte-time. She was professional, knowledgable and it was a pleasure
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Fun dog sledding experience
We loved our dog sledding experience. Our driver, Matt, and his dogs, have been very successful in the Iditarod, an
russtwilson
russtwilson
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One of the best experiences in my life
We did the dog sledding and aurora viewing combination tour at Rod's and had the time of our lives. Our guides and
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The Best of the Best
I can't say enough good things about Rod and Terri Pangborn's Guide Service! The staff were so friendly, the facil
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Awesome trip
We had a great time. The facility itself was clean, organized and modern. The staff were very helpful and welcomi
Haiyan224
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Nice experience
Our family was there on 03/29/2022. it was a great experience! it was fun and the dogs were so lovely. Both guys w
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Dog sled or always regret it. A must do!
What a fantastic way to spend time in nature. I truly enjoyed dog sledding. My guide (Joe) was very friendly and
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Fun experience
Was a great family day experience a ride threw the woods. We loved to be able to pet and appreciate the dogs as wel
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Great experience!
We booked the same day and we're so glad we did! We had an amazing time! It helped that we practiced first to get
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Best night of our Trip
Perfect "Alaska" experience for five friends visiting the Fairbanks area to see the Norther Lights (which we did fr
Anne W
Anne W
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So fun!
I was lucky enough to go out with Jimmy and Batman and had an amazing time! Jimmy was really nice, knowledgeable,
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Bucket List Experience
What a great experience! Our guide, Luther, was fantastic. He was very personable and knowledgeable. He takes very
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Loved this dog mushing experience!
This was amazing. First, Rod was so wonderful, answering all my questions about wildlife in Alaska. I didn't know
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A must when visiting Alaska!
An amazing experience! Jimmy and Shadow (and the rest of the crew) were amazing! A definite when visiting Alaska. T
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Amit G
California15 contributions
We did a 2-hour tour in a small group, and it was awesome. The 1st hour was a little bit easier, getting accustomed to riding the snowmobile and terrain, and once the guide dropped off the 1-hr only participants, we were able to go farther and deeper in the terrain and ride in a more aggressive and enjoyable fashion. The guide was great in keeping an eye on the group of 5 snowmobiles.

The snowmobile and all the gear were in fantastic shape. Loved the heated grips on the snowmobile. They provide any missing gear including clothing that you may need in case you are not prepared for the cold experience. We did not need anything but noticed many other customers using their clothing to boots as well.
Written April 16, 2022
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Rodney P
All of our snowmobile adventures are small groups (6 or less snowmobiles). This allows for a safer/better experience. I have multiple maintained trails that allows multiple groups to depart at the same time and go to different places. Thank you for the review.
Written April 23, 2022
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Emma W
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
10/10, would recommend it, especially to speeders and anyone wanting to see some Alaskan nature.
My mom and I went out this past Sunday and had an absolute blast, worth every penny. Our guide, Ryan, did a good job instructing us on how to work the machines, what to do and not do, and taking us around the area. Not only did he take us on the trails, but he took us out to Chena Lake and allowed our group the opportunity to ride back and forth across the ice, took us to see the levees, and even took us to see a caribou carcass (some in our group liked that they could get close and personal, I was happy to look from my machine). I also thank him for being patient when my mom ended up in a snowdrift, and while I got a good laugh I know it's not fun digging the machines out, especially if you do it several times a week.
Make sure to bring sunglasses. The guides will warn you that they fog up if your visor is down, which they do, but when the sun hits the snow it's not fun. I found cracking my visor a bit kept my lenses clear and my face warm.
Written March 22, 2022
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Rodney P
We use helmets with heated visors that keep the visors from fogging--far superior to using helmets with goggles. We can control the helmet fogging, but folks with glasses may have to keep their visors open a bit to allow cool fresh air in to keep their glasses from fogging. I recommend wearing contacts instead of glasses. Thank you for the review.
Written March 23, 2022
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S A Cash
5 contributions
We had THE BEST time snow machining with our guide Ryan Casey. Great guy! Totally made sure that we were safe and even took my older Aunt on his machine with him since she wasn’t sure that she could keep up. The entire staff from the time we entered the building to the time we left was friendly and accommodating. Giving Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service 5 Stars was easy because they are exceptional. If you’re in the area of the North Pole in Alaska, I’d HIGHLY recommend enjoying one, or many, of the fun adventures that they provide because they are really professional, safety oriented, and a kind, wonderful group. Thank you a million times over.♥️😊♾
Written March 21, 2022
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Rodney P
Thank you for choosing Rod's Alaskan Guide Service. Thank you for your review.
Written March 23, 2022
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Myriam
1 contribution
Couples
Wow! Super snowmachines: powerful, stable, but agile. We were lucky and the other people who booked the tour didn‘t show up. So the guide ANDREW took just the two of us for a 2h tour on narrow trails, wide snowroads and even let us test out the machines in deep powder. On well planned stops he told us about the region and the wildlife. We could have listened for hours. His knowhow was impressive. But we also wanted to go on riding the snowmachines. In the end we got to do both and were absolutely happy about this experience!
Written March 29, 2022
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Rodney P
Thank you for snowmobiling with Rod's Alaskan Guide Service.
Written March 30, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LookingforGilligan
Blythewood, SC133 contributions
Easy to find. They provide bibs, gators, boots, and helmets, but you should still dress warm for the weather. I’ve never driven a snowmobile before, and it was easy enough, but steering was a constant effort. It’s waayy different than driving a 4-wheeler if you think it might be similar. We were halfway through our ride before I was successful in getting the hand grips to get warm, so my fingers felt frozen, but that was operator (me) error, as no one else in our group struggled with that. Our “guide” was pleasant enough, but he did not stop along the way to offer any info about the area or for pictures, only to allow some of the slower drivers to catch up. My husband would have liked a little more leeway in terms of where we could ride, rather than single file on a well-worn path, but I imagine it’s a liability issue. It was really fun, nevertheless, and once in a lifetime opportunity for us, as we don’t see that kind of snow at home. It’s a well-run and booming business, and I would recommend them.
Written March 31, 2022
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Rodney P
Thank you for the review.
Written April 2, 2022
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Megan B
San Diego, CA59 contributions
Such a fantastic experience! Our family of 4 (two adults, two kids) all had a great time. It was a warm day for Alaska in March (in the 20s) but cold for us, but we stayed totally warm- heated hand grips make a huge difference. We'd brought all the gear we needed but they offered tons of clothes to borrow too. The snowmobiles seemed to be in great condition and were very easy to operate. They started us off with a quick introduction and several loops around a practice course which was nice for us beginners. Our guide was fantastic, really enthusiastic and great with the kids. During the tour he spotted several moose which was a highlight for us, and he let us spend all the time we wanted watching them along the side of the trail. I recommend the longer tour if you have time for it, none of us were tired of the ride or too cold after the first hour like I'd expected, and it was great to ride out on a wide lake after time on the trails. Super trip, highly recommend!
Written April 6, 2021
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Rodney P
My snowmobile adventures are a great way for a family to spend some time see Alaska's wild side. Thank you for the review.
Written April 7, 2021
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Irma A
8 contributions
Family
My family and I had an amazing experience Snowmobiling with Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service. Rodney was our guide! He was very professional, personable and FUN! This wonderful company offered us extra gear to keep warm such as a neck gaiter, gloves, jacket and boots. Their snowmobiles and protective helmets were top of the line. The handle bars were heated and our helmet visors were anti-fog. My family of 4 did the 1 hour ride. My husband and I each took one of our young daughters (ages 7 and 10) on our snowmobiles. The Alaskan landscape we went through was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Rodney was great in answering all our questions and taking pictures for us. We even saw a moose on our ride. During the last part of our ride at a straightaway, we were going as fast as 50mph! My daughters were squealing with delight!
Written February 25, 2022
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Rodney P
From our family to yours; Thank you for choosing Rod's Alaskan Guide Service.
Written February 28, 2022
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Catstrader
7 contributions
Oh my gosh this was SO much fun. I honestly had a much better time and was way warmer than I thought I would be. My guide (Victoria) made sure we had the right gear and there were even heated handlebars. My group got to go pretty fast in some straightaways and Slick (it’s what her helmet said) always made sure to check on us and ensure our safety, especially with the extra moosen around this year. At one point we got to stop on the frozen lake to take photos, where Slick helped us out with that while telling jokes that had us all rolling. I think she’s pretty much a professional Alaskan, and I would totally book to ride with her and Rod’s Alaskan guide service again.

Oh! While there I got to see all the dog teams coming and going, even though I hadn’t booked a mushing excursion, which was cool to see. We even passed a few teams out on the trail! Such a fun experience.

Shoutout to Trout for always shutting the door!
Written February 5, 2022
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Rodney P
My snowmobile and dog sledding adventures conveniently start at the same location in North Pole. Thank you for the review.
Written February 6, 2022
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TheBeckers55
Waco, TX43 contributions
Rod was great leading us thru the woods. He was fantastic at stopping and showing us at least 8 different moose that was in the woods that we would never have notice on our own. Rod was amazing at spotting the wildlife. We read after we had book our tour that the best time to see wildlife is during the first ride of the day. Which is why seeing all the moose (8 of them) that we seen was a blessing as we were on the last ride of the day.

It was beautiful out in the woods, loved the powder snow and also it so much fun to drive a snowmobile. We wished now that we had signed up for the 2 hrs ride which we will do the next time we do this. Rod's Alaskan Guide Service provide all the outer wear and heated helmet that was needed to take this trip.
Written February 28, 2021
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Rodney P
We typically see the most moose on our morning snowmobile adventure, but we frequently see them throughout the day as well. Thank you for the review.
Written March 1, 2021
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Ziva S
3 contributions
We booked a same-day snowmobile tour when our dogsledding with another company got cancelled due to extreme temperatures (30 below!). They were super friendly and accommodating over the phone.

They lent us whatever gear we needed--gloves, parkas, snow boots, and had heated helmets so it was very comfortable. It was a very fun one hour guided tour, we started out along a narrow beautiful trail, but also drove all around this large lake area, so you could test out your speed for you speed demons.

We had a guide who was very helpful for us novices. Highly recommend this tour!
Written February 17, 2020
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Rodney P
I have multiple, beautiful trails to choose from. The trails are chosen, by the guide, based on the customers driving ability. Thank you for the great 5 star review.
Written February 18, 2020
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