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Address: 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5534
Phone Number: +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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I have not had the pleasure of going on a tour yet, but wish to soon. 1st Alaska Outdoor School and Aurora Bear LLC are are top notch tour companies! Full survive transportation... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have not had the pleasure of going on a tour yet, but wish to soon. 1st Alaska Outdoor School and Aurora Bear LLC are are top notch tour companies! Full survive transportation to the Arctic Circle and unbelievable Aurora viewing. 100% All the way! You won't go wrong booking if you truly want the Alaskan experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

1ST Alaska Outdoor School was amazing. We chose the aurora photography class with Frank at Aurora Bear LLC, and it was nothing short of absolutely amazing! Frank was truly sensational! The evening spent in his photo class was nothing short of spectacular. He spent the time to teach us all about our cameras, shooting the aurora, and any extra information... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

AMAZING!! Michael picked us up and took us to Aurora Bear. On the way Michael shared all kinds of fun facts and knowledge of Alaska. He also helped me find a place to dog sled. Once we arrived at Aurora Bear, Frank and his wife treated us like family! A quaint Yurt with an amazing view! Hot drinks and cookies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the trip so much,Cassie is our guide for the trip,she is from Australia and live in Fairbanks for 3years,she was pretty professional of the questions what asked.on our way back to the downtown fairbanks, Cassie drive us to to chase the northern lights and we did see it! It was a wonderful tour,highly recommended it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on two tours with 1st Alaska Outdoor school. Our guides Benjamin and Randy were great! We saw Aurora on both tours, and our guides were awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice! He can speak Chinese very well, also he explained very clearly and professionally! We have good time during the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We joined Aexak company for some activities, the tour guide was tried their best to tell us the story in Alaska as well as nice to people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

 ⁠⁠⁠Yesterday we had the pleasure to see the Aurora Boreal and let me tell you that the whole experience was amazing. Randy came to pick us up at out hotel room 8:30 sharp and drove us about 30 miles away from downtown Fairbanks. During the drive he explained everything about Alaska, our group was small, but we had so many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came from Vermont to Fairbanks to visit family and really wanted to see the Northern Lights AND cross the Arctic Circle. I ended up booking this trip for Nov. 14, 2016 very last minute by emailing a few hours before the trip. Our tour guide was Ricky and there were 5 guests on the trip. While the "Aurora Forecasts"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AURORA BEAR is service that offers a aurora photography class offered outside the city that is just outstanding. We spent an evening with the photographer, Frank Stelges and he was most helpful in helping us properly calibrate our camera in order to get really good photographs of the Northern Lights. We came to Fairbanks specifically to shoot the Northern Lights... More 

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