Northern Lights and Hot Springs

from £628
excluding flights *
3 nights Nov-Mar

Overview

This 3-night package offers the chance to try a variety of invigorating winter sports, relax in the naturally heated mineral waters of Chena Hot Springs, and search for the magical aurora borealis in the endless Alaskan skies.

Highlights

  • Northern lights viewing on board a specially designed snow-coach
  • Chance to view the aurora from Chena Hot Springs
  • Explore the Aurora Ice Museum or try a variety of thrilling winter activities

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 4-hour evening Aurora Viewing excursion (subject to snow and weather conditions)
  • Northern Lights Bradt Guide Book

Full description

Enjoy an overnight stay in the city of Fairbanks before transferring to Chena Hot Springs Resort. People have been coming here for over a century to take advantage of the healing waters of the mineral hot springs; soaking in the naturally heated water with snow all around is a wonderful way to relax. The resort is ideally located for viewing the aurora borealis, whether from the warm waters of a hot tub or on a guided snow-coach excursion into the surrounding wilderness.

Chena Hot Springs Resort offers comfortable rooms with private facilities, as well as a restaurant, lounge bar, massage boutique and the year-round Aurora Ice Museum. A wealth of outdoor activities are available to book locally, ranging from ice skating to scenic flights, dog sledding and snowmobiling.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £1,000 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
30 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018 3 Nights £628

What's Included

  • All rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night in a standard hotel in Fairbanks, 2 nights at Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • 4-hour evening Aurora Viewing excursion (subject to snow and weather conditions)
  • Transfer from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs, and from Chena to Fairbanks Airport
  • Northern Lights Bradt Guide Book
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Fairbanks

Arrive in Fairbanks and make your own way to your hotel. Overnight: Fairbanks Spring Hill Suites.

Day 2: Fairbanks - Chena Hot Springs Resort

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Fairbanks before taking the 90 minute transfer to Chena Hot Springs Resort. The resort was founded over 100 years ago and is renowned for its healing mineral waters, beautiful aurora displays, renewable energy projects and the Aurora Ice Museum. Located 60 miles from Fairbanks, this remote resort also offers a great environment for viewing wildlife. This evening enjoy a 4 hour excursion travelling on board the Chena snow-coach. Head to the top of the hill for uninterrupted views and keep your fingers crossed for a dazzling display of the Northern Lights. Note: Snow-coach excursion is subject to snow and weather conditions. Overnight: Chena Hot Springs Resort.

Day 3: Chena Hot Springs Resort

Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak in the geothermal heated Rock Lake and hot tubs, swim in the indoor pool or try some of the many winter activities on offer at the resort. Options include dog sledding, snowmobiling, snow coach tours, ice skating, snowshoeing, scenic flights and more (additional cost, payable locally). This evening keep watch on the sky and you may be rewarded with another display of the aurora overhead as you relax in your outdoor hot tub. Overnight: Chena Hot Springs Resort.

Day 4: Chena Hot Springs Resort - Fairbanks

This morning you will be transferred back to Fairbanks for your flight home.

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