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1st Alaska Outdoor School

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Address: 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5534
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+1 907-590-5900
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

1st Alaska Tours is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that...

1st Alaska Tours is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that operates year round. Explore the tundra on an Arctic Circle or Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay tour and receive a certificate to commemorate your journey. Relax in the famous Chena Hot Springs or take a Fairbanks City Tour to learn about the Golden Heart City. Enjoy the Northern Lights on one of our many Aurora Viewing Tours. The famous photographer, Frank Stelges of Aurora Bear, will lead you on how to capture unforgettable Aurora Borealis pictures. Dog Mushing is the Alaskan State sport and is incredibly fun. Visit our Iditarod racing Dog Musher, Sven Haltmann of Arctic Winter Adventures, for a 1 hour Dog Sledding/Dog Mushing highlight. Summer or winter, we have an Alaskan adventure for everyone!

We speak English, Mandarin & German.

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Arctic Winter Adventures

My parents, my fiance and I had sooo much fun being out with Trae and the team from Arctic Winter. They took us mushing for the first time and it was an absolutely amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents, my fiance and I had sooo much fun being out with Trae and the team from Arctic Winter. They took us mushing for the first time and it was an absolutely amazing experience! We had so much fun with the dogs and the puppies and the guys were so well informed and friendly! Also, you could truly see... More 

2 Thank Sandra N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael was great! We went to Chena hot spring and chased northern light. He told us a lot about Alaska and prepared water for us after spring. The weather of that day was cloudy. He drove us to several stops to chase northern light. Choosing Michael is the best decision!

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful evening and a wonderful meal. Randy our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Alaska and the Northern Lights. The lady (sorry can not remember her name) who prepared our delicious meal of goulash was fantastic. We would definitely recommend 1st Alaska Outdoor School (1st Alaska Tours) to anyone who is interested in seeing the Northern Lights.... More 

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Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who enjoys traveling and making the most out of it, I must write reviews about tours that are a disappointment so that other travelers do not make the same mistake. My partner and I booked the CHENA HOT SPRINGS AND NORTHERN LIGHTS NIGHT TOUR with 1st Alaska on December 29th. When we got to Fairbanks, we did not... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael was fantastic. He took us to a Yurt to view the Aurora, helped us with setting our cameras for the very best pictures. Encouraged us to stay later (2am) when we wanted to leave, and we had a great display of the lights. He was so knowledgable on both tours and waited patiently until closing time at The North... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very nice and we went to a beautiful iced over lake to go fishing! The fish weren't biting at first (that's why they call it fishing and not just catching) but we persevered and the larger group eventually caught over a dozen fish! Unfortunately my family of four (myself and 3 mid twenty adults) only caught one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were picked up at our hotel by shuttle right on time by Michael. On the approximately hour-long trip to the dog-mushing area he told us lots of interesting things about the areas that we passed by and about Alaska in general, and we also had great conversations about other random stuff. We were also informed a lot about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a real blast attending to Aurora Bear’s photography class! As a Fairbanks resident, I have had the chance to witness some incredibly amazing aurora shows these past five years, but unfortunately I was never able to get any good picture of the northern lights…until I attended Frank’s photography class! The class happens in a gorgeous and newly built... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on the Arctic Circle/Aurora Viewing tour a few weeks back and it was fantastic! I was hesitant to take a tour based on the price but it was very well worth it. Our tour guide, Mike, was excellent and had a wealth of information about the history of the area, the aurora, local wildlife, etc. etc. He was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Thanks to Ricky for the great tour and commentary. So lucky to have experienced such a spectacular display from the Northern Lights. The commentary and knowledge of Alsaka and surrounds that he provided made for a "bucketlist tick" highlight. Pick up at 2pm and return at 4am the next morning. Alaskan pipeline, Artic circle, Yukon river, Moose, Dalton highway, Hilltop... More 

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