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    • Suggestions while in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 6, 2017 at 1:05 AM

      Planning a trip to Alaska on 18feb for about 1week. Planning to catch the northern lights. Do you think its the right time? Will fly into Anchorage and will take the train to Fairbank. Will spend a few days there. Any recommended place to visit? Thought of renting a car to move around, is it a good idea? Or good to just join any tours? Will spend a few days too in Anchorage after Fairbank. Any suggestions where and its a must to visit while in Alaska? Top priority is to try catch the northern lights. Recommended place to be? Thanks and hear from all of you.

    • Flightseeing from Fairbanks, AK

      by agracething Online Now Jul 1, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      what is the best flight service to experience the true far north - maybe a mail bush plane?

      5 Answers Jul 3, 2015 at 11:16 AM
    • Where can I buy Native arts and crafts?

      by rezroaney Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      I want to purchase arts and crafts from local natives. Is there a co-op for selling local crafts?

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM
    • Vacation in November

      by rickdeleo Online Now Jul 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Would I have enough to do in Fairbanks for 5 night visit in November?

      2 Answers Jul 8, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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      northern lights

      by fahad1 Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      can i go by myself to see the northern lights? (traveling alone)

      just get a week off work, so planning to book a flight for tomorrow (12 oct 2013) if I can do all activity's by my self.
      I called 3 tours company and all of theme cant do anything before the 1st of November 2013

      15 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 1:01 AM
    • Campgrounds to see the northern lights

      by tammai0911 Online Now Aug 9, 2013 at 6:23 AM

      Hello there, my friends and I will be in Fairbanks for 5 days in mid-September and hoping to see the northern lights. I was wondering if anyone knows a good place to view the lights. I heard about Chena Hot spring but I was thinking more of campgrounds where we can build a campfire on our own and wait for the lights every night we're in Fairbanks. I want to keep it affordable by just driving to a campgrounds and wait for the lights each night. Please let me know of any recommendation for this. Thanks so much!

      2 Answers Dec 4, 2013 at 1:26 AM
    • Luggage Storage in Fairbanks

      by marygeorgecaleb Online Now Apr 6, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      My husband and I will be ending a cruisetour in Fairbanks and will leave the next day for a 3-day Arctic Ocean tour. The day after our return, we will fly back home. We do not want to pay for a hotel room just to store our luggage for two days. Does anyone know of a place where we can store luggage for a reasonable price?

      3 Answers Apr 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM
    • Road condition

      by keiyin Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      I will be in Fairbanks in the first week of April and would like to go to Chena Hot Springs. How's the road condition? Is it feasible to drive a rental car (ecnomy style) there? Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    • Northern Lights

      by sjyoung Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 5:34 AM

      I will be in Fairbanks in middle of February looking for the lights. I was under the impression that this year would the a high season in the cycle. Have the sightings been better this year then in the past?

      2 Answers Jan 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM
    • Aurora and Ice Art Festival 2012

      by wilma11 Online Now Aug 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      Planning to stay at the Aurora Borealis Inn from 2/25-3/1. Need a place to stay near Fairbanks for the Ice Art Festival from 3/2-8. Would appreciate any recommendations (prefer small hotel or bed and breakfast.

      3 Answers Feb 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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      Northern Lights during Labor Day?

      by CruisingGoddess Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      I am disembarking a cruise in Seward on Aug. 31st and have 3 nights to spend in Alaska before heading home. I was thinking about heading up to Fairbanks for 2 nights over Labor Day weekend to try and catch the Northern Lights. But from what I've read, it sounds like my chances are "slim" of seeing them, right? Fairbanks is quite a trek from Seward so would it make more sense for me to see more of the Kenai Peninsula or go to Denali given the limited time I have?

      Fairbanks sounds like a lovely place but I think I'd be really disappointed if I head up there and didn't see the Northern Lights. Maybe I should come back during the winter to increase my chances? Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Apr 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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      Taxi Fare

      by StayLonger Online Now Feb 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      Hi all,

      Heading to Fairbanks in September as part of a Princess cruise. We'll be coming in a day early and would like to eat at the Pumphouse for dinner. It looks fantastic!

      Does anyone have any idea what the taxi fare from the Princess Lodge hotel to the Pumphouse would be?



      1 Answer Feb 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM
    • Purchasing a gift voucher from Australia

      by doveagle Online Now Nov 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM

      My son is living in Fairbanks and I'd like to purchase a gift voucher for a store in Fairbanks, probably a department store or men's clothing, to send rather than presents. Can anyone suggest a store that I might be able to contact & arrange a gift voucher over the net? Or even an internet gaming store. Thanks, Susan

      1 Answer Dec 5, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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      April trip to view Auroras

      by guod7 Online Now Feb 13, 2011 at 9:31 AM

      I am trying to contact Aurora Borealis Lodge but having no luck, Does anyone know if they are still open? Closed for the season or what?
      Also Chena Resort comes across as an expensive place to stay but other than the two places I've mentioned is there another good/great viewing option outside of town?
      I have also looked into renting a car and staying in town at Best Western Chena River and just driving out of town each night I'm there. I read Ester (?) Hill is a good viewing site...any others I might want to consider?
      Thanks in advance for your help.

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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      Campgrounds in Fairbanks and Anchorage

      by Rene48 Online Now Aug 9, 2010 at 3:04 AM

      There are several RV-Parks in Fairbanks and Anchorage. Can somebody recommend a special campground (also over all Alaska)?

    • What to Wear?

      by nrt1179 Online Now Aug 8, 2008 at 4:46 AM

      I will be going to Fairbanks late February, early March of '09. I know it will be really cold. I plan to buy the proper attire needed, but I am not sure what all I will need. I have heard the temps will be -30's. Is this correct? Any suggestions on how to dress for day and night? Also, I plan to stay at Chena Hot Springs Resort to try and catch the Northern Lights. Any other suggestions of "must see's" in the area?

      1 Answer Aug 9, 2008 at 12:43 AM
    • Viewing the Aurora from Fairbanks area

      by bobandwinnie Online Now Jun 27, 2008 at 9:45 AM

      We are planning a trip to Fairbanks to view the Aurora. This has been a long-time wish for my wife, and we want it to be memorable, if possible. We are focusing on the new moon phase in February or March next year. I have looked at the Bettles Lodge web site and was interested in any comments someone might have about that location, or others, that would give us the best viewing opportunity. We have reviewed the Fairbanks/Alaska brochures, but we would also like your first-hand opinion on events in the Fairbanks area that time of year. Should we try to visit Anchorage, for example? We are thinking about staying for ten days to two weeks.
      Thanks for your help!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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      Wildfire concerns!

      by alaskalinda47 Online Now Jun 25, 2007 at 6:32 AM

      Am flying into Anchorage tomorrow night and was planning on heading north to Fairbanks. Am very concerned about all of the wildfires. Any advice would certainly be greatly appreciated. Thanks all. Linda

    • Aviation Museum

      by sericcio Online Now Apr 14, 2007 at 11:28 AM

      Museum web site needs to post an actual address so you can get driving directions from mapquest. The PO Box does not help me any. Suggest to put mailing address and location of museum on web page

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2007 at 8:49 PM
    • Fairbanks in Early April

      by FrankieNC Online Now Feb 10, 2007 at 6:03 PM

      My daughter will be in Juneau on April 1. I'm thinking of flying my wife to Fairbanks(not permanantly)and having my daughter fly from Juneau to meet her. Both have never been to Alaska before, and will have 5 days to sightsee. First, is Fairbanks best "home base" for their excursions? Second, they are not interested in "Indian" things, but "nature". My daughter is a ecological biologist. They want to see mountains and wildlife.
      Suggestions for itineraries are welcome. Any part of Denali open in April?
      Thanks for your responses.

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2007 at 8:33 PM
    • weather!

      by tom.and.dee Online Now Dec 19, 2006 at 7:00 AM

      hey there, a friend and I are planning a visit to fairbanks, and we'll be there in summer. (actually early may to late august) how cold is it in summer?

      3 Answers Dec 28, 2006 at 2:03 AM
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      Artic Circle Day Trips 21 June 2007

      by macman2004uk Online Now Sep 4, 2006 at 11:34 AM

      Hi I am in Alaska next year, but on June 21 & June 22 I will be in Fairbanks.
      I have bee looking for a tour "Artic Circle Tours" most of them leave at 06:30am arriving back at around midnight, (arriving back is not the problem) its the departure time, I am looking for something that leaves mid afternoon drive.
      Fly up and drive back, leaving mid afternoon.
      Would it be possible for to drive ourselves up and back?
      But idealy we would like a tour.
      Any help or ideas please.
      John Robert McNally
      (John Mac)
      Monday September 4, 2006
      @ 19:35 hrs GMT

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2009 at 7:27 AM
    • Northern Lights

      by gerrywright Online Now Jun 24, 2006 at 8:09 AM

      Can the northern lights be seen in July? ..advise on how to see. Will be in Fairbanks July 15.

      1 Answer Jun 25, 2006 at 6:26 PM
    • Looking for travel partners

      by JoyceMayfield Online Now Jun 12, 2006 at 4:34 PM

      Hi, I am based in Fairbanks for the next two months, if anyone is traveling and needs an extra person to reduce costs or just to travel with I am open to meeting you.

      I am especially interested in visiting/bakcpacking in the Artic refuge and Denali. I would love to go on a fishing expedition, backpacking or any other exciting outdoor journey that you can find in AK.

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      getting to UAF for northern lights viewing

      by Marcos_B Online Now Feb 9, 2006 at 3:56 PM

      Hi !

      I will be arriving in Fairbanks on march 17th to try to see the northern lights. If I choose a downtown hotel, how easy is it to get to the university campus to watch the show ? Are buses available or taxis are the only way to get to it at that time ? In the case taxi is the only option what would be the approximate fare ? Do you have any suggestion of hotel/hostel within walking distance of the campus ? I thank you all in advance.


      1 Answer Feb 9, 2006 at 5:16 PM
    • Fairbanks luggage storage

      by smiler_girl Online Now Feb 5, 2006 at 8:38 PM


      Myself and 2 friends are arriving in Fairbanks airport at lunchtime and we are staying in the Tanana Valley, so we wanted to go into town first, wander around, grab some evening dinner etc before heading out to Grandview B&B for the night. Thing is we want to store our luggage somewhere so we don't have to drag it around with us all day - I couldn't find anything at the bus depot and we didn't really want to head back out to the airport. Is there anywhere in town we can store it for about 5-6-7 hours?!?!

      Has anyone got any suggestions? or will it be easier to go from airport to our B&B (they will pick us up from the airport or somewhere in town - we just got to tell them) and then get a taxi into town and back again (which doesn't bother us - just looking for the most effective way of doing this).

      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Feb 10, 2006 at 2:10 AM
    • fairbanks mid february

      by kennabrew Online Now Jan 14, 2006 at 3:22 PM

      opinions wanted on Ranch Motel vs Best Western. Ranch has great weekly rate but no postings on traveller's reviews...
      My desire is to see the Northern Lights. For daytime activities looks like I will take in the Gold Run sledding, an ice hockey game, U of Alaska, Ice sculpting... I haven't a clue how to drive in snow/ice/freeze so plan to make use of public transportation.
      My concept of cold is august in San Francisco, so, what might be a good idea in terms of sitting/standing around in the dead of night, looking for auroras and "being warm enough" while doing so?
      Also, considering a side-trip to the arctic... Like overnight?

      1 Answer Jan 17, 2006 at 2:25 AM
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      Low-Cost (LastMinute?) fairbanks->Barrow round trip

      by yaaqov Online Now Nov 5, 2005 at 6:15 AM

      I would like to find a low cost, maybe last-minute, round trip from fairbanks to Point Barrow for 1-2 days.
      Where can I find low cost, maybe last-minute, air tickets?
      (office / hut / desk, dealing with low cost /last-minute air tickets)
      where can I find it?

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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      Housing Availability

      by PorkTeriyaki Online Now Sep 8, 2005 at 2:34 PM

      I see a lot of jobs available in Fairbanks (esp. in hospitals where I'd like to work). But what about housings? What are the costs & availabilities of efficiencies & 1-bdrm apts?

      3 Answers Jan 23, 2006 at 1:43 AM
    • Northern Lights & accomadation

      by smiler_girl Online Now Sep 6, 2005 at 12:12 AM


      Myself and 2 friends will be heading to Fairbanks March 2006 to see the Northern Lights. Yes I know it will be very cold, we are prepared for that. Hence the reason we are only staying 3 days in Fairbanks - hopefully we will get at least one nights viewing.

      The question I have is whether we should go and do a night tour to see the lights, or find (from a local) the best location to see them. I am not really sure what is the best option. We wont have a car (we will be flying into Fairbanks) so we need to be able to easily get around (I guess).

      Any assistance or helpful hints anyone can provide would be GREATLY appreciated.

      Also I need to find a good place to stay for the 3 of us. Nice and warm - yet not 5 star hotel prices. I guess cheap as you can get but nice - we will be on a budget which we have to start saving for now.

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Dec 10, 2005 at 12:09 PM
    • Smoke in Area

      by greybeardhokie Online Now Aug 6, 2005 at 10:26 AM

      we are traveling to Faribanks next week. Where is smoke coming from?


      4 Answers Aug 11, 2005 at 5:51 PM