Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Tour

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Tour

From $185 per person

Join on one of our most requested tours to the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort. What is better than spending an afternoon in hot waters on a cool winter night?

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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Live tour guide


  • Visit the Ice Museum tour, built with over 1.000 tons of ice and snow
  • Relax in the healing waters of Chena Hot Springs, Hot Tub or outdoor Rock Lake
  • Marvel at the sights
Full description
Located 60 scenic miles from downtown Fairbanks. A guided tour through the Aurora Ice Museum (open year round) displaying magnificent ice sculptures will leave you amazed. Then enjoy a meal at the restaurant which offers locally cultivated vegetables and Alaska caught wild salmon (not included in price). Afterwards, soak in the Chena Hot Springs Resort’s legendary healing mineral waters. Take a short stroll up to the Aurorium to watch the beautiful and breathtaking Aurora Borealis dance overhead in the dark nights (visibility of Northern Lights not guaranteed). The Activity Center is a great location to warm up while waiting for the Northern Lights. There will be plenty of time for photography to ensure you will not forget this experience.
  • Pick.up/drop off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole
  • Admission to the Hot Springs
  • Admission to the Aurora Ice Museum
  • Meal at the restaurant and drink at the ice bar in the ice museum
  • Tip for your guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • It cannot be guaranteed that you will be able to see the Northern Lights.
  • Children under 18 are not allowed to use the outdoor natural adult Rock Lake.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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100% recomendado!! Los guías Dave y Ruby son excelentes y de lo más amables. Dave estuvo haciendo paradas en varios puntos para intentar observar las luces

November 22, 2019

This is a real treat. Loved the Hot Springs. Unfortunately, the aurora didn’t show up but our guide made it fun anyway. I highly recommend you give this tour a try.

November 3, 2019

Not what I expected.

The trip was well organized and Grace ( our guide) was excellent. She had a great personality and shared interesting stories about growing up in Fairbanks. However, Chena hot springs was very disappointing. It’s dark and dank and certainly not the cleanest facility. My tour was an evening tour but I doubt if a day tour would have been any better. The cost of the tour is grossly overpriced and not a great deal for what you get. I certainly would not recommend this tour to anyone.

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October 13, 2019

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