Chena Aurora Tour
- Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Fairbanks, ALASKA
- Product code: CNT9HR
Our destination on this tour is Chena Hot Springs, famous for its soothing waters, it’s ice museum
with carved ice sculptures and at night, more chances to see the Aurora.
Chena has indoor and outdoor pools. In the summer, enjoy the bustle of its resort town life. During the winter, experience the thrill of soaking in steaming water while enjoying the gorgeous fairytale views of snow around
you. Sometimes ice crystals will form on your eyelashes and hair while yourbody is completely warm! This is one of the most interesting hot springs in the world.
Chena Hot Springs’ Ice Museum is open year around and allows you to see the ice-sculptures of world famous sculpting masters. Explore “rooms” made out of ice as well as free standing sculptures. For an extra fee
of $15, you can choose to drink an Apple Martini at their ice bar out of a cocktail glass made of ice. Experience a drink like no other!
*Please note：1) The outdoor pool is closed to children under 12 years of age.
transportation, entrance ticket to hot springs, entrance ticket to the ice
museum (for night tour only), 1 bottle of water, multi-lingual guide. (To
guarantee a Chinese speaking guide, the group booking the tour must be at least
Food and drink at the site, Apple Martini, wifi, 25 cents for a
locker, swimwear, towel, (these can be purchased on site if necessary), tips
for driver and guide ($8 and above is the suggested tip per guest per activity.)
Night Tour Schedule
Tour pick-ups begin at 4:30 p.m. Depending on the condition of the road, the drive to Chena will
last about 1 hour and 15 minutes. After you arrive, please remain in the
vehicle for a few short minutes while your guide collects the ticket. You
will have a few minutes to explore the grounds, taking in the reindeer or the
gift shop. At 7:00 p.m. you will take a tour of the Ice Museum. (You will meet up at 6:50 for
this.) The tour will last 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on your interest. After
this, you can head to the warmth of the hot springs and enjoy them until
midnight when the pool closes for the evening. If you’re lucky, you can watch
the Aurora from the warmth of the pool till then and continue to watch
afterwards from the Activities Center or from the mountainside nearby. At 2:30
everyone will meet up to return to Fairbanks and you will arrive back at your
hotel about 4 am.
*Please note that pick-ups are at various
hotels. Your exact pick-up time will be determined by our office and you will
be notified 1-2 days before your tour. Make sure to leave contact information.
Tours Cancellation Policy
Winter Day Tours
Cancellation 30 days or more before your trip.
Refund is 100%。
Cancellation 15-29 days before your trip. Refund is 75%。
Cancellation 7-14 days before your trip. Refund is 50%。
If you cancel within 7 days of your trip, refund is
*We will not refund your money if you missed any activity due to
lateness or your own reasons.
All of our tours require at least 2 people to depart. If you
book as a single person, be advised that your tour may need to be rescheduled
or cancelled if no others book at that time.
In Alaska, winter weather conditions sometimes influence our
scheduled activities. If for reasons of safety, we feel it necessary to cancel
your booked activity, we will first try to reschedule it. If that is not
possible, we will refund your money. This must be initiated by our company and
not the client.
Fairbanks Winter Pick-up Route
Aurora Expeditions provides pick-up for all FIT guests (who
have pre-booked a tour) at the following hotels starting 1 hour before the
beginning of each activity. Guests’ exact pick-up time will not be provided.
Guests must wait in the lobby during their assigned pick-up window, which will
show on their emailed confirmation order. If they would like an estimated pick
up time, they may call the Alaska Operator at: (+907-331-0588). Guides will only
wait for guests for 5 minutes after their scheduled pick-up time. If the guests
aren’t there on time, they forfeit the right to pick-up and their booked
itinerary. No money will be refunded.
Fairbanks South and East
(off of Airport Rd. and Steese Highway): Picked up 30-0 minutes before activity
Regency Fairbanks Hotel
Springhill Suites by Marriott
Best Western Plus Pioneer Park
Fairbanks West and North
(off of Airport Road and University): Picked up 60-30 minutes before activity
Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Extended Stay America
Sophie Station Suites
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites
Walmart Parking Lot near the liquor store
Start Times for
Dogsledding- 10 am
City Tour- 12:30 pm
Arctic Circle Tour- 1 pm
Ice Fishing- 1 pm
Chena Hot Springs: 12:00
or 5:30 p.m. * please check if yours is a morning or evening tour
Aurora Viewing- 10:00 p.m.