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: $489 / 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... Read more.

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 the Morris Thompson Cultural Center where you will... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** This Alaska day tour from Fairbanks to Barrow takes a small group of travelers on a scenic flight by small plane. The 9-passenger planes allow for better... Read more.