Relax in the Chena Hot Springs, sip a drink in the famous Ice Museum's bar, and witness the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) on this spectacular evening adventure.
What to Expect
The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural phenomenon on the planet, and on this night tour, you will have the chance to see these marvels of nature for yourself. Our evening begins at 17:00 where we pick you up from your lodgings in Fairbanks and head approximately 60 miles (100km) to the Chena Resort. Here you'll 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, as well as chandeliers built painstakingly out of hand-crafted ice! It's definitely something to behold.
By 20:00 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, relaxing your cares away.
By midnight, we begin to look out for the Northern Lights. Soon, if we're lucky, the Aurora Borealis appears. 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 02:30 we depart back for Fairbanks, where we arrive around 04:00. The night has been well worth it, and is surely one you'll never forget!
- Transportation in town
- Ice Museum Ticket
- Entrance fee to the pool
What's Not Included
- Meals & Snacks
Know Before You Go
There is a restaurant/bar at the hot springs for food and beverages.
Please bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, and a towel.
Please remember this tour is non-refundable unless it is cancelled by the supplier.