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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks provided by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours

Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks

Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks
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from AU$236.83 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 26 May 2021
A note from Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour from Fairbanks
To be in compliance with the CDC and the State of Alaska: We recommend that guests provide their own face masks and hand sanitizer. We also urge you to review the updated Health Mandate 10.1 regarding interstate and international travel.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Combine your aurora borealis tour with a relaxing spa treatment for the ultimate northern lights experience from Fairbanks. While waiting for dark skies, choose from activities at Chena Hot Springs Resort such as a soak in natural mineral water pools and a look at the Aurora Ice Museum. Your guide then takes your small group to the most promising locations for viewing the northern lights, with warm beverages provided.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Includes admission to Chena Hot Springs Resort
Choose to look for the northern lights from outdoor or indoor locations
Relax in hot spring pools while waiting for total darkness
Hotel pickup and drop-off provided
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5957NLIGHTS
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Local Guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Access to Chena Hot Springs Resort's hot springs, hot tubs and swimming area • Entry/Admission - Fairbanks • Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food & drinks
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We can pick you up from any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. If you are staying at the Alaska-Wildlife-Cabins-and-hostel, you can hop right onto our vans at tour begin. If you are staying outside the city limits, we can pick you up at Walmart. If you are at an address which is not specified from us, but inside the city limits, we can pick you up from there. Just leave us a comment with the address.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local Guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Access to Chena Hot Springs Resort's hot springs, hot tubs and swimming area • Entry/Admission - Fairbanks • Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food & drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We can pick you up from any address inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. If you are staying at the Alaska-Wildlife-Cabins-and-hostel, you can hop right onto our vans at tour begin. If you are staying outside the city limits, we can pick you up at Walmart. If you are at an address which is not specified from us, but inside the city limits, we can pick you up from there. Just leave us a comment with the address.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Operates in cold weather conditions; please dress appropriately
Please don't forget to bring bathing suits, bath towels, at least 2 quarter for each locker and a picture id for the cocktail in the ice museum. (has to be purchased separately)
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
The outside rock pool is only allowed for Adults 18 years and up. However, children are allowed in the inside pool.
Pregnant travelers are not allowed in the outside rock pool.
We have enough room for a foldable wheelchair. The hot springs are wheelchair accessible.
We can only pick you up from inside the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. Everyone else can be picked up at the Walmart parking lot in Fairbanks or the North Pole hotel.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Aurora Ice Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Chena Hot Springs Resort
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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Chey S
5 contributions
Hotsprings & Northern Lights
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Had a wonderful time at this tour! Hot springs were amazing the ice museum was neat as well. We didn't get to see the northern lights but our tour guide Caleb gave us our best shot. He also helped us with our itinerary for the following day which included about a 5hour road trip from the north pole to glaciers to anchorage. He is fun, helpful and goes above and beyond. Def recommend
Written 29 March 2021
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Rainer Z
thank you for this amazing review. We really appreciate it and are so glad that you had a great time and got some extra help from Caleb.
Written 18 May 2021
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Tiffybo84
9 contributions
Northern lights
Mar. 2021 • Family
Our favorite part was going into the hot springs. We also saw a couple of moose on the way up to the resort as well. Dave( not the owner) was an awesome e tour guide, he was very informative of things to do while in Alaska.
Written 27 March 2021
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amandaf1987
Peyton8 contributions
Amazing
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Bob (tour guide) made this an awesome experience! We saw moose on the way up, the dinner, hot springs, and ice museum were awesome. We got lucky enough to also see the northern lights!
Written 26 March 2021
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Rainer Z
thank you for this amazing review. We really appreciate it and are so glad that you had a great time.
Written 18 May 2021
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Martin
Honolulu, HI3 contributions
Great
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Went out with Caleb and a fun group. Got lucky with a clear sky and good forecast and Caleb took some great photos.
Written 22 March 2021
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Debi W
Rock Hill, South Carolina4 contributions
Northern Lights Tour - Alaska
Mar. 2021
Caleb was an awesome tour guide and really knew the area and wanted to ensure that we all could enjoy ourselves and the chase to locate the Aurora Borealis was worth it and again Calem took our photo's which was great because my camera wasn't working however I have great photo's of this adventure.
Written 21 March 2021
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Rainer Z
thank you for this amazing review. We really appreciate it and are so glad that you had a great time.
Written 18 May 2021
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Jigar M
1 contribution
Highly recommend this tour
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Our goal of visiting Fairbanks was to get a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. And since this package had northern lights viewing and a tour of the Chena Hot Springs, it looked like a good deal. And once we went on the tour, it turned out to be really amazing and completely worth it. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to do a day tour of the hot springs resort and also get a chance to see the lights.

Our guide for the tour was Bob. He was really great all throughout the tour. While driving to the hot springs resort, he made sure that we got a good chance to spot a moose on the way. He even did a roundabout once after someone pointed out that they had spotted one in the woods. At the resort, he showed us around the geothermal plant that they have there and made sure all arrangements were made for the pool, restaurant, and the ice museum tour. At the pool, we were hesitant to get in but Bob insisted and it was absolutely worth it since we got to see the lights while having a dip in the pool, it was outwardly. And for viewing the northern lights, he took us out to an open area beside the resort. Fortunately, the weather and geomagnetic activity were perfect to comfortably spot the lights. It was extremely cold so he had the van parked on the side so we could get in to shed some of that harsh cold. Once all of us got in the van after a few hours, assuming that the lights were done, Bob repeatedly got out of the van to check and see if the lights were still there and let us know if there was a good show happening outside.

We were really glad that we took this tour.
Written 21 March 2021
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Hailey M
5 contributions
Pack warm!
Mar. 2021 • Couples
It was a great experience the tour guide was very friendly and stopped along the way so we could see mousses and the ice museum was beautiful the restaurant is ok not much to eat for picky eaters hot springs is sooo hot and we actually got to see the lights in the spring but at the end they take you out to see the lights with your hair all wet not the best but our tour guide basically demanded we all stay outside and look at the lights and their cool and everything but my toes and fingers are cooler I just wish we could have went home at a reasonable time got back at 4! Everyone in our bus was ready to go and our tour guide kept stopping to look at the lights and it was freezing and very upsetting but he was so nice couldn’t even be mean to him other then that great time
Written 20 March 2021
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Jessica Y
8 contributions
Amazing tour guide who chased Aurora for us!
Sorry I can’t remember the name of our tour guide, we went on the tour on 3/18 with a full group of 14 people. Our tour guide was super attentive to everyone in the group, paid special attention to guests getting out of the van making sure they don’t slip. Appletini at the ice museum was amazing! He is super knowledgeable and helped us finding all the best spot for northern light photos after Chena hot springs. Definitely an unforgettable trip and highly recommend Alaska wildlife tour!
Written 20 March 2021
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Ali A
6 contributions
Great experience!
Mar. 2021 • Couples
Our guide, Dave, was very pleasant and gave us great information about the Chena area as well as tips on photographing the aurora. We got lucky and had some auroral activity that night. Before that, my wife and I really enjoyed relaxing at the outdoor hot springs! Definitely recommend.
Written 18 March 2021
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LittleTori
4 contributions
Great Tour
Jake was a true delight. The shuttle ride out was nice & felt safe, we saw several moose and Jake was kind enough to stop and let us tourists gawk at the giant creatures. When we got to the resort, Jake guided us around & took care of the older people in the group. The ice museum was cool, cold even. Dinner was fine. Our group was lively and made it entertaining. The hot springs were the hot ticket (literally) the best part of the tour. We were not able to see the lights but Jake kept us entertained while we waited to hopefully see them. 10/10 would recommend this tour & Jake.
Written 16 March 2021
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