This 3-night Northern Lights Viewing package includes two opportunities for Aurora viewing and a guided tour of Fairbanks‘ main attractions. Fairbanks is Alaska’s second... Read more.
Rustic getaway and perfect spot for seeing the Northern Lights. March is a great month for visiting. These historic hot springs were discovered in 1905 by two gold miners, and is now the location of a year-round resort easily reached by road 65 miles northeast of Fairbanks. Chena Hot Springs Resort is internationally known for its natural mineral hot springs and prime location for viewing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). In addition to world class Aurora viewing, this rustic Alaska resort near Fairbanks offers guests numerous outdoor activities, such as cross-country skiing, dog sledding tours, snowmobiling, and more. Visitors can relax and rejuvenate in the hot springs and pools or with a specialty massage. With a wide variety of activities, Chena Hot Springs provides a highly memorable Alaska winter experience!
Arrive into Fairbanks and transfer from the airport by hotel shuttle or on your own. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for optional activities, such as a tour over the Arctic Circle or dog sledding. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs Resort
Around mid-day, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Chena Hot Springs Resort, 90 minutes east of Fairbanks. While the facilities of the resort can be considered rustic and may not be up to date, the location of the resort offers great possibilities for Northern Lights viewing. In the mineral spring area, hot tubs and a warm indoor swimming pool provide a relaxing environment. Combined with numerous outdoor activities, Chena Hot Springs offers a great Alaskan winter experience. This evening, enjoy a 4 to 5 hour Aurora Expedition tour. The Aurora tour takes place on a tracked, military style Small Unit Support Vehicle*. You can also add an optional Ice Museum Tour. Overnight Chena Hot Springs Resort.
Chena Hot Springs Resort
The day is at your leisure to enjoy all the resort has to offer. Optional activities include dog sled rides, snow machine tours, or cross country skiing, and massage. Winter gear can be rented at the resort for a fee. Overnight at Chena Hot Springs Resort.
Chena Hot Springs Resort to Fairbanks
This morning, you will be transferred to Fairbanks (drop off available at Fairbanks hotel or airport). Tour concludes.
Important Note: If you are departing Fairbanks after your stay at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, provide us with your flight departure information at time of booking, so that we can schedule your transfer from Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks correctly.
* Please note that during the tour you will be sitting in a small confined space with other people.
The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.
If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.
The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.
All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.
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Book the "Chena Hot Springs & Northern Lights Package", to add these tour add-on's to your reservation.