Kayaking the Inside Passage: Discovering Glacier Bay National Park
Fairbanks is the second-largest city in Alaska and the perfect destination for adventure seekers.
In this web story, we will explore Fairbanks in the summer, where you can experience the unique phenomenon of the midnight sun and explore the beautiful Chena River on a riverboat tour.
➡️Fairbanks is located in Interior Alaska, and you can fly into the Fairbanks International Airport from major cities in the United States.
➡️If you're already in Alaska, you can take a scenic drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks along the Parks Highway.
There are many lodging options in Fairbanks, from hotels and motels to cabins and campgrounds.
Where to Stay?
For a unique experience, you can stay at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, which offers natural hot springs, aurora viewing, and a variety of outdoor activities.
In the summer months, Fairbanks experiences the midnight sun, where the sun doesn't set for several days.
You can explore the city and surrounding areas at all hours of the night, which is a unique and surreal experience.
The Riverboat Discovery Tour is a must-do activity in Fairbanks, where you can explore the Chena River on a paddlewheel boat.
Riverboat Discovery Tour
During the Riverboat Discovery Tour, you'll have the opportunity to meet the locals, including an Athabascan Native American who will share their culture and traditions with you.
Meeting the Locals
Another unique tour in Fairbanks is the Gold Dredge 8 Tour, where you can learn about Alaska's gold rush history and even try your hand at gold panning.
Gold Dredge 8 Tour
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is an impressive engineering feat, and you can see it up close on a tour.
The Alaska Pipeline
Pioneer Park is a 44-acre park that celebrates Fairbanks' history and culture. You can ride a vintage train, visit historic cabins, and even go on a carousel ride.
Fairbanks has a thriving food and drink scene, with many local breweries, cafes, and restaurants. Be sure to try some of the local favorites, such as reindeer sausage and salmon.
Food and Drink
Fairbanks is home to a variety of wildlife, including moose, bears, and caribou. You can take a guided tour to see these animals in their natural habitat.
If you have more time, you can take a tour to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks.
Arctic Circle Tour
The tour includes a scenic drive along the Dalton Highway, a visit to the Arctic Circle, and even a dip in the icy waters of the Yukon River.