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Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Tour

4.4 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Alaska Wildlife Guide LLC

Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs Tour

Activity provider: Alaska Wildlife Guide LLC
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From US$ 195 per person

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Join one of the most requested tours to the famous Chena Hot Springs Resort and the Aurora Ice Museum. Spend an evening in healing mineral waters on a cool winter night.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Visit the Ice Museum tour, built with over 1000 tons of ice and snow
  • Relax in the healing waters of the Chena Hot Springs
  • Get the chance to marvel at the sight of the northern lights
Full description

Located 60 scenic miles from downtown Fairbanks, experience the Aurora Ice Museum and the Chena Hot Springs Resort on a guided tour. Get the chance to spot the famed northern lights. Start your trip with a guided tour through the Aurora Ice Museum, displaying magnificent ice sculptures that will leave you amazed. Enjoy a cocktail in a glass made of ice (optional and not included in price).

Then, head over to the resort. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant that offers locally cultivated vegetables and Alaska caught wild salmon (not included in price and dining is optional).

Afterward, soak in the Chena Hot Springs' 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.

  • Pickup is from hotels within the Fairbanks or North Pole city limits
  • Admission to the Hot Springs
  • Admission to the Aurora Ice Museum
  • Cocktails at the Aurora Ice Museum
  • Food and drinks at the resort bar and restaurant
  • Towels (available for $5)
  • Locker access in the hot springs ($0.50)
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Seeing the northern lights cannot be guaranteed
  • Children under 18 are not permitted to access the outdoor hot springs, but they can use the indoor pool
  • Pickup is not provided from the airport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 11 reviews

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easy, friendly and overall great fun! Aurora John was the best! we felt safe and well tended to. And the sky! What a show!

November 18, 2022

It was a rip off. I paid $925.00 for 4 adults, 1 senior. Very high priced when you can drive there yourself and entrance fee was $15.00 each. There were drunk locals in the Hot springs, with a bottle of Fire Ball, yelling, cussing, & talking dirty. I left after half hour. On the tour they took u to dinner, I had cup of soup, small salad & 1 martini, my bill was $30.00 with a 18% tip they added. Ice Museum I paid $15.00 for 1 martini, saw statues with colored lights, could have entered on our own. Never saw any lights. Was NOT worth the money. Would never do that tour again. We all felt it was EXTREMELY high priced for what we got. It says till 3:00 a.m. he headed back at 12:30. Don't waste your $$ go on your own.

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November 17, 2022

Claire was really nice and lovely Thank you for everything it was amazing

October 30, 2022

Product ID: 68318