We will be in Fairbanks for 3 nights towards the end of February, and hope to see the Aurora Borealis. As we live in a hot climate, and have no experience driving in cold and icy climates we have decided not to rent a car to get around and see all the sites in and around Fairbanks.
I'd appreciate hearing from locals and past winter tourists about the possibilities open to us: taxi, taxi+guide, shuttles, night or day coach tours. How difficult will it be to get around without our own wheels?
Does location matter? If so, in what area would you suggest that we stay? Will the hotel be able to help us? Should we reconsider, and rent a car?
Many thanks for your replies.