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Chena Hot Springs with Ice Museum Tour & Northern Lights

by 1st Alaska Tours Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
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Take the notion of stargazing from a hot tub up a notch and watch the Northern Lights from a thermal hot spring. Spend a night out at Chena Hot Springs Resort, touring the intriguing ice museum, luxuriating in balmy pools, and watching Alaska's best night-time entertainment - the aurora borealis.

Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and take in the scenery during the 60-mile (96-km) drive to the Chena Hot Springs Resort. Start your visit with a chilly tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. Grab a parka and head inside this cool facility, which was crafted using more than 1,000 tonnes of ice gathered from the property. Admire colourful ice crystal chandeliers, and snap photos of incredible sculptures by world champion ice carvers Steve and Heather Brice.

After your tour, put on your swimming costume and warm up with a soothing dip in the hot springs. Soak up the mineral-rich benefits of the naturally heated rock lake, relax in the warm indoor pools, or snag a seat in the outdoor hot tubs, taking a break to grab dinner at the resort's restaurant if you'd like. Once the sun goes down, find a spot on the property in one of the pools and watch the sky as the stars twinkle into being and the aurora borealis begins its colourful dance. After a few hours spent watching this luminous night-time spectacle, hop back in the vehicle for the drive back to Fairbanks.

Take the notion of stargazing from a hot tub up a notch and watch the Northern Lights from a thermal hot spring. Spend a night out at Chena Hot Springs Resort, touring the intriguing ice museum, luxuriating in balmy pools, and watching Alaska's best night-time entertainment - the aurora borealis.

Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and take in the scenery during the 60-mile (96-km) drive to the Chena Hot Springs Resort. Start your visit with a chilly tour of the Aurora Ice Museum. Grab a parka and head inside this cool facility, which was crafted using more than 1,000 tonnes of ice gathered from the property. Admire colourful ice crystal chandeliers, and snap photos of incredible sculptures by world champion ice carvers Steve and Heather Brice.

After your tour, put on your swimming costume and warm up with a soothing dip in the hot springs. Soak up the mineral-rich benefits of the naturally heated rock lake, relax in the warm indoor pools, or snag a seat in the outdoor hot tubs, taking a break to grab dinner at the resort's restaurant if you'd like. Once the sun goes down, find a spot on the property in one of the pools and watch the sky as the stars twinkle into being and the aurora borealis begins its colourful dance. After a few hours spent watching this luminous night-time spectacle, hop back in the vehicle for the drive back to Fairbanks.

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Chena Hot Springs with Ice Museum Tour & Northern Lights

Activity Location

Chena Hot Springs Resort

56.5 Chena Hot Springs Road

Fairbanks

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Fairbanks


Highlights

  • Spectacular Northern Lights from a balmy natural hot spring

  • Indoor & outdoor pools & tubs at relaxing Chena Hot Springs

  • Free time to soak, dine & stargaze at the remote resort

  • Ice sculptures by world champion carvers at the ice museum

  • Easy, comfortable ride back to Fairbanks after the aurora


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to Chena Hot Springs Resort

  • Guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum

  • Admission fees

  • Use of shower facilities and locker room with hair dryers

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Fairbanks hotel


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

  • Towel hire

  • Locker fee

  • Tip


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • You must be 18 or older to use the outdoor rock pool at the hot springs. Children can swim in the indoor pool.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Maximum group size is 12 people per van.

  • This activity returns to Fairbanks at approximately by 4 AM.

  • The Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and can not be guaranteed. There is no refund if the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights do not appear.


Chena Hot Springs with Ice Museum Tour & Northern Lights ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 11 Apr. 2019

Zach was our tour guide and made the entire trip fun and memorable. He is extremely knowledgeable, provided interesting information on the entire trip and offered to take pictures for us too. Would definitely recommend this tour ! Enjoyed the Chena hot spring

5/5 18 Mar. 2019

Can’t complain about anything! The service was great! The ice museum was intriguing and the hot springs was amazing!