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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 and guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum
  • Interesting commentary from your professional guide
  • Transportation and admission to the Hot Springs.

Info Note:

  • Pick ups commence between 4pm and 5pm, 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 Northern Lights are an act of nature and their presence cannot be guaranteed. We do not refund if they are not visible or the weather is cloudy.
  • 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
Children Age 12 and under

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.  After pick up, sit back and relax while being transported the 60 miles (97kms) east to the resort.  Keep your eye out as you might spot fox, beaver, or moose along the way.

Upon arrival, you’ll take a guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum, constructed of over 1000 tons of ice and snow.  Marvel at magnificent ice-sculptures created by world-renowned ice carvers, sit at the ice bar on a caribou-hide covered bar stool or indulge in an appletini served in a hand-carved ice glass.

You’ll then be shown to our table in the restaurant where we have a standing reservation and you can order dinner or enjoy a hot or cold beverage at the bar.  The restaurant is ‘greenhouse to table’, offering salad, vegetables and herbs grown in their own greenhouse.  The  menu offers a variety of meals that includes Alaska grown produce from the Fairbanks and other regions of Alaska.
Please note that the cost of food and beverages is not included in the price of your tour and is optional.

After dinner, head to the hot springs or take a stroll outside and gaze at the night sky. The revitalizing mineral water soothes aching muscles with its warm temperatures of 106 degrees F (41 degrees C) year-round. You can soak under the stars in an outdoor hot tub, or indoors in the heated pool. When ready, either head to the Activity Center or find a perfect spot outside for aurora viewing and witness the green and purple illuminations loop across the night sky. Wait and witness the celestial wonder in the late evening, when viewing opportunities are the highest.  Please note that the visibility of the aurora cannot be guaranteed.

A little after midnight, join your group and be transported back to your hotels in Fairbanks, with further opportunity to view the aurora, if it is out along the way.


  • Tour of the Aurora Ice Museum.
  • 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