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NORTHERN LIGHTS & CHENA HOT SPRINGS

Quick Details

Coffee Inclusions:

  • Pick up/drop off from hotels within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole. If you are staying at an Air BnB, please contact the office on 907 712 4529 (landline) for the closest pick up location.
  • Admission to the Fairbanks Ice Museum
  • Interesting commentary from your professional guide
  • Transportation and admission to the Hot Springs.

Info Note:

  • Pick ups commence from 4pm, times dependent on hotel location within Fairbanks or the North Pole.
  • You will be contacted the day before your tour with your pick up time. Please check your voicemail in case you miss our call. We will send you an email if you do not have voicemail.
  • The Ice Museum at the Chena Hot Springs Resort is currently closed for remodeling.  You will be taken to an alternative ice museum in Fairbanks before being transported out to the resort.
  • We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see the Northern Lights.
  • Children under 18 are not permitted to go into the outdoor rock pool, but may use the indoor pool with adult supervision.
Adult Adults 18 years and over
$220
Children Age 12 and under
$195

The most comfortable way to see the Aurora in Alaska

Join us on one of our most requested tours to the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort starting with a tour of the Fairbanks Ice Museum. (Please note that this is not the ice museum located at Chena Hot Springs as this is currently closed for remodeling.)

An informative guided tour through the Fairbanks Ice Museum (open year round) displaying magnificent ice sculptures will leave you amazed.  Then, sit back and relax while you are transported 60 miles out to the Chena Hot Springs Resort.  Enjoy a meal at the restaurant which offers locally cultivated vegetables and Alaskan seafood (optional and not included in price) and then soak in the legendary healing mineral waters of the hot spring.  You can also take a stroll outside to see if the beautiful and breathtaking Aurora Borealis is dancing overhead (the presence of the aurora is not guaranteed).  A little after midnight, join your group and be transported back to your hotels in Fairbanks, with optional stops to try and spot the aurora, if it is out.

Highlights:

  • Tour of the Fairbanks Ice Museum and witness world champion ice carvers at work.
  • Relax in the healing waters of Chena Hot Springs outdoor rock pool or Hot Tub. (for adults 18+ only)
  • Warm up in the Activity Center with a hot beverage while waiting for the Northern Lights.
  • We will allow plenty of time for photography to ensure you will not forget this experience

**Please note we require a minimum number of 4 people to operate this tour. If minimum numbers are not met you will be advised and offered either a refund or to be rescheduled.

Solo Trip Promising F

Lucas is fantastic. Very personable and knowledgeable. I met folks on my solo trip as we went to the ice sculpture museum, to dinner, the hot springs and to see the northern lights. So worth the trip.

– TripAdvisor
Amazing! Valerie A

What a wonderful experience! Thank you for making a dream come true!!! We had a lot of fun and our Guide was amazing! She did everything she could to give us the Northern lights and she did.

– TripAdvisor
Amazing experience, great guide and fun tour Mrinal S

We had an amazing experience with Jane who was a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. She told us a lot about the history of Alaska , the hot springs as well as fun adventures from her own life. She also took us to multiple spots on our drive back to spot the Aurora. Thank you Alaska Wild life and Jane for the fun tour.

– TripAdvisor
Worth every penny for this solo traveler Jokermanj

Our guide was on time, super friendly, and knowledgeable. He loves his job and it showed. He answered questions and even showed folks some camera setting tricks when the northern lights appeared. The springs were incredibly relaxing. Bucket list item checked off!

– TripAdvisor
Wonderful trip to the hot springs in winter Shops93

We used Alaska Wildlife Guide for our trip to Chena Hot springs and the Ice Museum in January 2024. Even though we didnt get to see the lights, it was an amazing experience. The guides were friendly and knowledgable about Fairbanks and the area, and the Hot Springs were something magical and also funny as everyone's hair freezes at this time of year. Thanks for qn amazing night!

– TripAdvisor