Whether you find yourself coming in summer or winter, Fairbanks has a lot to offer for such a small community. During the winter months, there is a rich cultural offering, despite the cold, such as drama or theatre, and First Friday events.

aurora at FES

Brilliant multicolored aurora taken overhead at Fairbanks Extended stays

No matter when you come, please visit our seasonal suggestions so you can plan enough time to experience some of what Fairbanks has to offer.


Northern Lights Viewing
We have some select spots we like to point out to our guests—just ask!
Some contacts that may prove helpful are:

Northern Alaska Tour Company

Ice Sculpture Viewing At the Ice Park on Phillips Field Road
Lights are visible when skies are clear!

Aurora in Alaska - see it outside your door



University of Alaska Museum
$10.00 admission; Monday- Saturday 9-5

Large Animal Research Station Agricultural Farm with Reindeer/Caribou

Chena Hot Springs Resort
$10.00 for pool pass
Ask us for a towel to take for your soak!


Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center
Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau Alaska Public Lands Information Center


Downtown Gift Shops and Galleries
First Friday events scheduled regularly

North Pole Santa Claus House 12 easy miles on the Richardson Highway

Local and Regional Attractions

Dog Sledding

Dog teams ready to run

Dog teams getting ready for a run

Some links that may prove helpful are:
Dog Mushers Association

Sun Dog Express

Paws for Adventure
Unscheduled, but mushers frequent the Dog Musher’s Field Sunday afternoons.

Fairbanks Extended Stays
700 Loftus, Fairbanks, AK, 99709, USA
Tel: 9074797100