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Alaska's Northern Lights and Polar Bears (6 days)

All Alaska Tours, Inc.

Fairbanks, AK, United States To Fairbanks, AK, United States

Valid for Departures: 27 Aug 2018 - 23 Sep 2018


Day 1
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pikes None

Arrive into Fairbanks on your own. A driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Ask the front desk for an “Aurora wake-up call” if you want to be notified when the Northern Lights are visible from your hotel.

Day 2
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's None

A driver will take you to the small plane airport this morning and fly to the Arctic Ocean on a scenic bush plane flight. The 9-passenger planes allow for aerial sightseeing opportunities along the way. Take a walk on the wild side and see polar bears in their natural habitat. Safely view and photograph polar bears from a boat in a rare and special wildlife encounter. Visit the Inupiat Eskimo village of Kaktovik, which is located along the coast of the Arctic Ocean on Barter Island. It is the only village located within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy a simple lunch before you take a small boat into the shallow arctic waters for viewing polar bears. After about 4 hours of bear viewing, you will return to Fairbanks by small plane. Upon arrival, a transfer is provided back to your hotel.

Day 3
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's None

The day is free to explore the city of Fairbanks. Local attractions include the Museum of the North, Pioneer Park, and the Santa Claus House in the nearby town of North Pole. In the evening, you will be picked up for a guided excursion offering the perfect Aurora Borealis viewing opportunity, as well as the chance to be personal dinner guests at an Alaska cabin. You will be transferred 30 - 45 minutes from your hotel to a prime Aurora viewing destination away from the city lights. At a warm cabin, you will be served a home cooked Alaskan meal and hear stories of the lifestyle and people of the North. Please note that the cabin is comfortable and warm yet also rustic and without indoor plumbing. There is an outhouse close by. The north-facing windows of the cabin also allow for optimal viewing even from indoors. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 3:00am.

Day 4
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's None

The day is at your leisure to sleep in or to explore Fairbanks. This evening, enjoy the Aurora Borealis, the Ice Museum and natural hot springs! You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred 1.5 hours to Chena Hot Springs. Take a guided tour of the Ice Museum, which is set up like an ice hotel with everything from the chairs to the chandeliers hand carved from ice. Afterwards, soak and relax in the outdoor hot springs. At around midnight, look for the Northern Lights to dance across the sky. Return to your hotel around 4am.

Day 5
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's None

Most of the day is at your leisure or to sleep in. Take a drive to the nearby town of North Pole and visit the Santa Claus House. Another local highlight is the Museum of the North, where you can see ice age animals, learn about the Aurora, and explore cultural artifacts. At 10pm, you will be picked up for a Northern Lights viewing tour. You will be transferred 30 - 45 minutes from your hotel to a prime Aurora viewing destination in a dark sky area. We recommend that you dress warmly for this tour, so that you may view the Northern Lights from outdoors. If you become cold, you can warm up in a comfortable building with north-facing windows that allow for viewing even from indoors. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 2:30am.

Day 6
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's None

A private transfer is provided to the Fairbanks airport for your departure flight.

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Experience Alaska’s winter bucket list with great Aurora viewing opportunities and a once in a lifetime chance to view polar bears in Alaska’s Arctic!

About Us

Alaska – it’s the place you’ve dreamed of, and now it’s time to go! The experts at All Alaska Tours have more than 25 years of experience arranging Alaska vacations and have hand-picked tour options that highlight the best of Alaska. Let us help create your clients dream Alaska vacation. You will find Alaska Railroad vacations, Guided packages, Self-Drive packages, Alaska Cruises, Wilderness Lodges, Wildlife Viewing, Day Tours and more.

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By: DH

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Our travel advisor was great. We also appreciated the company's app that contained our itenerary, necessary documents, and notes from the travel agent.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack


By: Bam

Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018

Very good, highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Kim Shraibati

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By: Karen

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

Loved the helicopter and small plane glacier sight-seeing trips--safe and knowledgeable pilots with great itineraries. Loved staying at Kantishna Roadhouse--great hikes that gave us a taste of tundra life. All the lodging was super. Would go with All Alaska Tours again--thanks to Suzette for setting us up with them.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

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By: rory

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2018

Excellent all around. We might have ordered our events slightly differently to mitigate some extensive travel but other than that it was well done!
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack