Take a deep breath and explore Fairbanks! With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is bursting with energy and things to do. Get lucky panning for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike and look for wildlife, or be inspired by art galleries, museums and historic sites.
August 21 through April 21, during Aurora Season, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. Fairbanks’ top-of-the-world location makes it one of the best places on earth to see the captivating northern lights. A host of other fascinating activities and events await you during the winter.
Located in the “Golden Heart” of our great state, Fairbanks is the basecamp to Alaska’s Interior and Arctic—areas that offer adventures many people only dream about. Denali National Park is two hours away; the Arctic Circle is a five to six hour drive; villages without road access, refuges and parks are just a short flight away.
Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the “Golden Heart of Alaska,” visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring—the heart of the last frontier.