Northern Lights and Hot Springs

Northern Lights and Hot Springs

from £572 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec
01737 214 250
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  • Sunday
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Northern Lights

Northern Lights and Hot Springs

from £572 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Jan-Mar, Nov-Dec

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Highlights

In pictures
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Soak in the healing waters of the hot springs

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View the aurora from a specially designed snow-coach

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Ttry a variety of thrilling winter activities

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Look around the Aurora Ice Museum

Why this trip...

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Add-on

This itinerary is intended to be an add-on to a longer holiday - speak to our specialists for recommendations

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Festive getaway

This holiday can also be taken at Christmas or New Year adding a dose of magic to the festive season

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No surcharge guarantee

When you book we guarantee there will be no price increases or additional fees to be paid

Overview

This 3-night itinerary 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 vast Alaskan skies. You'll also enjoy an overnight stay in the city of Fairbanks.

People have been visiting the Chena 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 invigorating and 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 evening 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Fairbanks

Arrive in Fairbanks and make your own way to your hotel. We recommend Fairbanks Spring Hill Suites, but we can change this to a hotel of your choice.

Arrive in Fairbanks and make your own way to your hotel. We recommend Fairbanks Spring Hill Suites, but we can change this to a hotel of your choice.

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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. This evening enjoy a 4-hour evening aurora excursion. Head to the top of the hill for uninterrupted views and keep your fingers crossed for a dazzling display - subject to snow and weather conditions.

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. This evening enjoy a 4-hour evening aurora excursion. Head to the top of the hill for uninterrupted views and keep your fingers crossed for a dazzling display - subject to snow and weather conditions.

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Day 3 at leisure

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.

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.

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Day 4 Chena Hot Springs Resort - Fairbanks

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

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

Accommodation

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Chena Hot Springs Resort

Located 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the resort offers a range of accommodation options including 40 spacious guestrooms in Moose Lodge, and 32 slightly smaller Signature Rooms. The rooms are simple, clean and comfortable. Family suites and yurts are also available. Fireside dining is available in the restaurant, whilst the Trails End lounge bar is the perfect place for a nightcap.

As well as aurora viewing, the resort offers a great environment for spotting wildlife.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £572 excluding flights

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 4-hour evening Aurora Viewing excursion
  • Transfer from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs
  • Transfer from Chena to Fairbanks Airport
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

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

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
30 Oct - 17 Nov 2020 3 nights £572
18-27 Nov 2020 3 nights £631
28 Nov - 15 Dec 2020 3 nights £572
16 Dec 2020 - 20 Apr 2021 3 nights £631

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