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Aurora Winter Train - Day Tours
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Great RIde, Decent Food

We left Ancorage at 8:30 a.m. for an epic journey to Fairbanks. Once clear of Anchorage, the... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2019
Steven C
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Martinez, California
Winter Snow Train!

What an amazing trip! We left Fairbanks, AK at 8:30am and arrived at Anchorage at 8:30pm. It was a... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2019
choicegirl
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Aurora, Indiana
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Almost 12 hours of breathtaking scenery. Best value in Alaska. Alana made the trip so much fun. She is the onboard supervisor and she was full of information which she shared. So happy the we made this trip

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Mildred5404
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We recently (Dec. 23 & Dec. 27) traveled from Anchorage to Fairbanks and then a few days later in the reverse direction on the Aurora Winter Train. It was FANTASTIC. The cars were clean and comfortable as were the seats. The thing I want most to comment on at this time is the train crew. Not only were they friendly and helpful, but through their comments over the loud speaker, telling us of the points of interest we were passing, of the local customs, events and people, and pointing out wildlife as we passed, they enriched the experience. We had a PERFECT view (in both directions) of Denali and the engineer(s) even stopped the train so all aboard had the opportunity to snap all the pictures. It made the day. The food was delicious and hot. In spite of a packed train on the way north, meals were served efficiently and the wait staff, probably tired, was friendly and on the spot. My only suggestion would be to have a "north-bound menu and a south-bound menu" to vary the selection.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Marjory C
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

The twelve hours go quickly if you busy yourself watching for wildlife and scenery. Its also a flag stop off the grid. All scheduled stops are very short and you are not allowed to get off the train.

Date of experience: February 2017
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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 train were very friendly, service minded and knowledgeable. Overall I would say it was very good facilities on the train, food was really good.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Anders F
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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 open for clear and breathtaking pictures. Highly recommended for all!

Date of experience: February 2017
7  Thank Lormik
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