Fairbanks

Fairbanks Day Trips & Arctic Tours

Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city and combines modern amenities and technology with a frontier atmosphere. Recognized as the “gateway to the Arctic,” Fairbanks has a long and colorful history dating back to the late 1800’s Alaska Gold Rush. The historic downtown corridor, on the banks of the Chena River, offers a great educational opportunity to learn about life in Alaska’s great interior at the newly constructed Morris Thompson Center. The Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, a remarkable engineering feat bringing Arctic oil to the port of Valdez, is located just outside of Fairbanks and can be seen on a guided city tour. Fairbanks area tour options range from crossing the Arctic Circle, experiencing Inupiaq culture, touring a working placer gold mine or a river boat tour aboard a classic sternwheeler.

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Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $459 / per person

Fly north from Fairbanks on a one-hour evening flight to above Alaska’s Arctic Circle. Land along the Yukon River at the Athabaskan village of Fort Yukon. Upon landing meet... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $66 / per person

The perfect Fairbanks trip combines river views and Alaska Native history and traditions! Climb aboard the Riverboat Discovery III for an unforgettable 3-hour cruise into... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $115 / per person

This guided “Fairbanks Highlights” day tour brings you to the highlights of Fairbanks. During the tour you will visit Santa Claus at his home in North Pole, and buy some... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $219 / per person

Tour up the Dalton Highway into the Arctic Region on a comprehensive Alaska guided road day tour. As you depart Fairbanks, you will pass gold mines and drive alongside the... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $989 / per person

This Alaska day tour from Fairbanks to Barrow takes a small group of travelers on a scenic flight by private plane. The 9-passenger planes allow for better sightseeing opportunities... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $389 / per person

Take off in a bush plane for a scenic flight and Fairbanks day tour over Denali National Park in view of Denali, the tallest mountain on the North American continent. See the... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $165 / per person

Travel 60 miles west of Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs. Chena Hot Springs Resort is internationally known for its natural mineral hot springs. Visitors can relax and revitalize in the... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $44 / per person

This tour from Fairbanks begins with an up close view of the Trans Alaska pipeline and informational displays about the pipeline. Continue to an adventure at Gold Dredge 8 with a... View Tour Details