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Aurora Winter Train - Day Tours

411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
+1 907-265-2494
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Aurora winter train is the Polar Express

Aurora winter train is the Polar Express. We travelled south bound from Fairbanks to Anchorage... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Anders F
Taby, Sweden
A True "Polar Express" Experience

Had an absolute fabulous experience taking the Aurora Winter Train round trip, with a 5 night stay... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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See Alaska from a whole new perspective. Enjoy serene beauty and personal attention aboard the Aurora Winter Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks. The train travels north on Saturdays and returns, Fairbanks to Anchorage on Sunday. The Alaska Railroad sells complete winter rail vacations including hotel stays and activities. Enjoy clear views of Mt. McKinley, wildlife and the aurora borealis aboard the Aurora Winter Train.
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411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Aurora winter train is the Polar Express. We travelled south bound from Fairbanks to Anchorage. Breathe taking views, some wild animals. But most importantly, we saw her crisp and clear, Mt. McKinley. Extraordinary nice ride, with stop for snap shots (photos). The personal on the...More

Thank Anders F
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Had an absolute fabulous experience taking the Aurora Winter Train round trip, with a 5 night stay in North Pole. Despite the cold temperatures and windy conditions, the ride was warm and scenery was unbelievable! I loved standing between the passenger cars with the windows...More

3  Thank Lormik
Reviewed November 17, 2016

we made the trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks in November and starting from checking in an hour before(like flights) to getting off the train, this is one amazing trip. They stop the train called wave in stops, where people are dropped/picked up at certain spots...More

5  Thank Ganesh V
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Took the northbound Anchorage to Fairbanks 12 hr ride with some friends at the start of the season. Great panoramic views, friendly crew and lots of time to ponder. Definitely for nature lovers with almost endless views of trees, hills and mountains (mostly snowcapped), lakes,...More

1  Thank Sh1nyT0p
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We were looking for a train excursion that would take in the scenery and wildlife around Denali Park. We found that there is one train per day going to Fairbanks and one train per day going to Anchorage. No short trip, scenic tours. So we...More

Thank Joann M
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Fairbanks station very clean and modern. Conductor had a talk to the waiting passengers before embarking as to safety etc. Fresh food available most of the trip. The carriage had many empty seats so if someone saw an elk or moose they would call out...More

1  Thank Tushka
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks. My six year old was not thrilled with the trip after the first hour (made the 8 hour trip long) but at least we can get up and move around. The food was not great but...More

1  Thank nashsma
Reviewed March 7, 2016

My wife and I took this train from Fairbanks to Anchorage in late February. I wondered if a 12-hour train ride might get to be too long, and I took along reading material, etc, to pass the time. I didn't even open a book, the...More

6  Thank Gary D
Reviewed January 20, 2016

My husband and I took this train from Anchorage to Fairbanks in late December. The train was boarded very orderly and train staff was very helpful. The trip to Fairbanks took just under 12 hours, which is long, but the train is a very comfortable...More

6  Thank EmmaF0x
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved the train ride... was fun, eventful, and informative ...great service. . Buy they food car kept running out of food..

1  Thank cola1979
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