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1st Alaska Outdoor School

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Address: 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5534
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+1 907-590-5900
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

1st Alaska Tours is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that...

1st Alaska Tours is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that operates year round. Explore the tundra on an Arctic Circle or Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay tour and receive a certificate to commemorate your journey. Relax in the famous Chena Hot Springs or take a Fairbanks City Tour to learn about the Golden Heart City. Enjoy the Northern Lights on one of our many Aurora Viewing Tours. The famous photographer, Frank Stelges of Aurora Bear, will lead you on how to capture unforgettable Aurora Borealis pictures. Dog Mushing is the Alaskan State sport and is incredibly fun. Visit our Iditarod racing Dog Musher, Sven Haltmann of Arctic Winter Adventures, for a 1 hour Dog Sledding/Dog Mushing highlight. Summer or winter, we have an Alaskan adventure for everyone!

We speak English, Mandarin & German.

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USD 115.00*
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Fairbanks City Highlight Tour
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USD 80.00*
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Fairbanks and Denali National Park Shuttle Service
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USD 201.00*
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Arctic Circle Full-Day Adventure from Fairbanks

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This is a must do. They were right on time picking us up. The people are friendly and a great help with camera setups. The dog sled tour was a blast!!! The hour included time... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do. They were right on time picking us up. The people are friendly and a great help with camera setups. The dog sled tour was a blast!!! The hour included time with the dogs, as well as sledding, which was more like 20 minutes. And we were lucky enough to see the auroras while sledding and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael picked us up at our downtown Fairbanks hotel and drove us out for an aurora viewing adventure at Aurora-Bear up in the hills outside and away from the city lights. A first-rate place to go out for aurora viewing, with Frank and Miriam as hosts! Michael talked a lot about what it's like to live in Alaska, the aurora... More 

Thank Stargazer702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of my trip. Randy our driver and tour guide is such a surplus of info, he was so Awesome!!! I thought he should be an Alaskan history teacher, lol. He had so much life experience and knew the ins and outs of Alaska, as well as the geography and political acquisitions. The HOT SPRINGS... More 

Thank Sannah K
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing tour. Had a fantastic time. Great setup, good food by Miriam and Sven and his team were fantastic with the dog sledding and his dogs are great. A special mention has to go to our guide Mike who is so knowledgeable and made constant checks outside to make sure we got the best views of the Northern Lights.... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, I already had high expectations, but this tour managed to soar high above what I expected. We were the last tour of the company's season, and it definitely ended on a high note. Kyle picked us up from our hotel. He was quite knowledgable about the area and was a great conversationalist. I asked him if this tour was... More 

Thank kabuyaka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experienced Guide Ricky know where and how to find the best Northern Light for you!!! No more worries at all.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I joined the dog sled dinner tour and the arctic circle tour on March 27th and 28th. On both days, our guide is Mike.The weather was not particularly good, mostly cloudy on both nights. But Mike used his experience to find the right aurora spot for us to see the lights, especially during the arctic circle tour. His effort made... More 

Thank tianl02139
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. It was an awesome and unforgetable experience. We were also able to pet the dogs.

Thank ChetRB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Janet, our guide, took us to the Chema Hot Springs northern lights tour in late March, but we got a lot more than we bargained for. She basically schooled us (in the most positive way) on Alaskan ecology on the way to the resort. Very interesting information about Alaska! Moreover, she took great care of us and made sure we... More 

Thank moshimoshi80
Owensboro, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked 3 aurora night tours. Snow was in the forecast and I called the week before to perhaps reschedule. They were booked. So I came. It snowed 17" the four days I was in Fairbanks. Of course, we went out every night. No way they were going to cancel. No way were we going to see the northern lights... More 

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