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Fairbanks Aurora Viewing Lodge Tour

  • 5 hrs

  • $145 / person

Get ready to go to some of the best Aurora Viewing Lodges in the area, giving you a great chance to see the Northern Lights in comfort, warmth, and safety. This is bringing the Aurora viewing to a whole new level. You will n READ MORE...

Fairbanks Arctic Circle and Northern Lights Tour

  • 14 hrs

  • $290 / person

Enter the legendary Arctic Circle and search for the elusive Northern Lights with this evening tour out of Fairbanks, Alaska. This laid-back van excursion into the Alaskan Tundra is sure to be a favorite for you and your fam READ MORE...

Fairbanks Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Tour

  • 9-10 hrs

  • $220 / person

Hot springs, ice sculptures, and Aurora Borealis viewing: a true Interior Alaskan trifecta! This tour includes roundtrip transportation to Chena Hot Springs Resort, entrance to the Aurora Ice Museum, and excellent opportuniti READ MORE...

Fairbanks Chena Hot Springs Day Tour

  • 7.5 hrs

  • $200 / person

How can 115-degree water occur naturally in the artic? Join the Fairbanks Chena Hot Springs Day Tour to find out while you soak in this natural wonder. Enjoy the beautiful vistas, forest wildlife, and tranquil nature walk. At READ MORE...

Fairbanks Beauty of the North

  • 10-12 hrs

  • $230 / person

Board one of our comfortable tour vans, and experience the beauty of Interior Alaska! Your guide will speak about the local flora and fauna and point out the most intricate of delicate wildflowers. Enjoy the scenic beauty of READ MORE...

Fairbanks Arctic Circle Day Tour

  • 12-14 hrs

  • $265 / person

Enjoy a comfy van excursion starting with pick up from your hotel, significant sightseeing stops along the way, and even a hot lunch at the Arctic Circle - prepared just for you by our skilled and knowledgeable guide. The arc READ MORE...

Fairbanks Angel Rocks Hike

  • 4-6 hrs

  • $185 / person

The Angel Rocks Hike will afford you a unique opportunity to view some spectacular scenery. This 3.5-mile, moderate to strenuous hike will provide many unforgettable moments. Enjoy the imaginative scenery throughout the inte READ MORE...

Fairbanks Table Top Mountain Hike

  • 3 hrs

  • $225 / person

This one-of-a-kind scenic hike will bring you to the center of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. See the White Mountains spanning as far as Mount Prindle, a granitic mountain in the Yukon-Tanana Upland. This expe READ MORE...

Private Transfer from Fairbanks to Denali National Park

  • 2-2.5 hrs

  • From: $699 / Vehicle

A scenic drive from Fairbanks, Alaska to Denali National Park with welcomed stops at Mount Denali Viewpoints along the way. This one-way, private transfer for up to four guests is an ideal travel arrangement for your time in READ MORE...

Train from Fairbanks to Anchorage via Denali Star Train

  • 5.0
  • 11.75 hrs

  • $277 / person

Take the 12-hour, 356-mile journey to Anchorage via the Denali Star Train. Along the way are several stops including Denali National Park, Talkeetna, and Wasilla. Travel through two of the five geographic regions in Alaska, t READ MORE...

Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks via Denali Star Train on Alaska Railroad

  • 11.75 hrs

  • $277 / person

Take the 356-mile, 12-hour journey to Fairbanks. There are stops along the way in Wasilla, Talkeetna, and Denali National Park. Take in the beauty that Alaska offers and get your cameras ready for a chance to see the tallest READ MORE...

Fairbanks 7 Night Alaska's National Parks by Rail Tour Package

  • 7-days/7-nights

  • $3,465 / person

**This tour is not offered by Alaska Shore Excursions in 2024** On this seven-day Alaska rail itinerary, explore some of the nation's most treasured wildlands: Denali National Park & Preserve and Kenai Fjords National Park READ MORE...


About Fairbanks

Best Fairbanks Tours

1. Aurora Viewing Lodge Tour

Visit some of the best Aurora Viewing odes in the area to watch the Northern Lights in comfort, warmth, and safety.


2. Arctic Circle & Northern Lights Tour

This is a laid-back van tour into the Alaskan Tundra to visit the Arctic Circle and view the Northern Lights.


3. Northern Lights & Chena Hot Springs

This tour includes a roundtrip ride to the Chena Hot Springs Resort, entrance to the Fairbanks Ice Museum, and wonderful opportunities to view the Northern Lights.


4. Chena Hot Springs Day Tour

After you spend your evenings chasing the Northern Lights, enjoy a wonderful day basking in the Chena Hot Spring. Enjoy beautiful views, a nature walk, forest wildlife, and the Fairbanks Aurora Ice Museum.


5. Beauty of the North Tour

This beautiful scenic tour includes Salcha, Delta Junction, the Alaska Pipeline, PAxson Lake, and the Rainbow Mountains.


6. Angel Rocks Hike

This is a 3.5 mile moderate to strenuous hike for avid hikers looking for an unforgettable experience and amazing scenery.


7. Arctic Circle Day Tour

This is a comfy van excursion with sightseeing stops and hot lunch a the Arctic Circle.


8. Fairbanks Table Top Mountain Hike

This scenic hike brings you to the White Mountains National Recreation Area. You can see the White Mountains that span as a far as Mount Prindle.


Fairbanks Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Fairbanks has to offer. When you buy Fairbanks shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!


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Fairbanks Tours FAQ

What are the best Fairbanks tours?

The best tours in Fairbanks, Alaska are:


What are popular things to do in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, some of the most popular things to do include viewing the Northern Lights, visiting the Chena Hot Springs, and exploring the Arctic Circle.


How do I get to Fairbanks?

Many people travel from Anchorage to Fairbanks via the Denali Star Train. You can also drive or fly.


View all of our Alaska Northern Lights tours.


Reviews for the Train Ride to Fairbanks

Here's what people had to say about getting to Fairbanks on the Denali Star Train:

“We have rode the Denali Star Train on many occasions and have never had one complaint. This train ride in Gold Star Class is an amazing journey through Alaska and we definitely highly recommend it. Everyone from the first phone call and email to book the train to the last step getting off the rain were very friendly, courteous and professional. Kudos to all staff who helped make our many trips aboard the train comfortable and fantastic.”



About Fairbanks

People travel to Fairbanks to search for the Northern Lights. Many people will spend their mornings sleeping in, then enjoy a relaxing afternoon on a scenic tour to the Arctic Circle or perhaps visiting the Chena Hot Springs Resort. From there, nighttime is all about chasing the elusive Northern Lights. Fairbanks is the best place in the United States to view them.

The best time of year to view the Northern Lights is August through April, when there’s less daylight (though they happen all year round.) Seeing the Northern Lights isn’t guaranteed, but visitors who spend 3 nights in Fairbanks have a 90% chance of seeing them. Note that most Northern Lights tours operate between 10pm and 3 am.

If you’re hoping to visit Fairbanks before or after your Alaskan cruise, you can choose to fly in to Fairbanks from Anchorage, rent a car from Anchorage for a road trip, or take the Denali Star Train.

Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city, so you’ll find plenty of hotels, restaurants, and things to do to keep you busy during the day while you wait for night to fall.