From Fairbanks: Chena Hot Springs Northern Lights Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
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 fu...
The hot springs felt good. The ice hotel was fun to see. Getting the appletini drink took almost the whole hour as there was one person making drinks and a VERY LARGE crowd that was scheduled for the tour. The atmosphere of the activity center, which is where the night sky viewing room is, was like that of a basic ski center or camp type situation. There was a long wait in the main dining room so we ended up buying soup in a bowl to heat in the microwave at the activity center.
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Our tour guide Joe was very good! The ice house/hotel was extraordinary with the best appletini! The hot springs were the best! We were able to see the lights in a favorite spot of Joe’s. It sure was nice having a warm van to stay in. The only problem we had was there was a two hour wait for dinner at the resort. The food was good. Service too. Just a long wait with little seating. Would highly recommend this tour.
Ken, our tour guide was excellent and explained the plants and animals on the way to Chena. We could see Moose in a lake. It was a wonderfull tour reaching all highlights. The Ice hotel is amazing and not to be missed. At the end we were lucky to see the Northern lights, a wonderfull experience.
This was by far the best tour of our trip. Hot springs during winter are a must and our guide Brooke went far and beyond to try to make our visit the best possible. She took us to a nice place where we actually could see auroras. 1st Alaska Tours is definitely the best company to choose.
Its tough to take pictures of the hot springs in the night as it is very foggy and no chance of seeing the lights when in the hot spring. You can only see it on the way back to stop over at a suitable location
First experience in natural hot springs and super pleasant !! and we saw that night, the beautiful aurora borealis!