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Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs - Night Tour

Product ID: 12803
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Relax in the Chena Hot Springs, enjoy a visit to the famous Ice Museum, and witness the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on this spectacular evening adventure.
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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up from your lodgings in Fairbanks. Provide your hotel name and address.

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  • Relax in the famous Chena Hot Springs -- discovered by natives and early miners -- and still enjoyed today!
  • Be amazed by the Ice Museum's hand crafted chandeliers and bars!
  • Gaze in awe at the world famous Northern Lights
  • Travel with expert guides in comfortable transportation
Full description
The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on the planet and on this night tour, you will have the chance to see these marvels of nature for yourself. Your evening begins at 5:00 PM when you will be collected from your accommodation in Fairbanks and head approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) to the Chena Resort. Here you will first have a chance to cool off (before heating up) in the spectacular Ice Museum. This building, built entirely out of ice, boasts a full Ice Bar and chandeliers built painstakingly out of hand-crafted ice. 

At 10:00 PM, you can soak your cares away in the warm and inviting Chena Hot Springs. You'll be pleased to know that the resort makes use of the first low-temperature binary geothermal power plant built in Alaska and is working on several alternative energy projects, including production and use of hydrogen and vegetable oil for fuel. The resort is conducting collaborative experiments in greenhouse production of vegetables with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. All in all, the resort is absolutely beautiful and you will soak in its natural springs for two hours.

By 12:00 midnight, you can begin to look out for the Northern Lights. Soon, if you are lucky, the Aurora Borealis will appear. This natural light display is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms high in the atmosphere. The result is a breathtaking display of light that can be bright enough to read a newspaper by. Around 2:00 AM, depart back to Fairbanks and arrive around 4:00 AM. The night will surely be one you will never forget.
  • Transportation in town
  • Entrance fee to the Ice Museum
  • Entrance fee to the pool
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is a natural phenomenon so cannot be guaranteed and you will not be entitled to a refund if you do not see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
• You must be at least 18 years old to visit the rock lake pool
• There is a restaurant bar at the hot springs where you can purchase food and beverages
• Please bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, and a towel

From US$ 170 per person

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Product ID: 12803