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Fairbanks, Alaska

Endearingly nicknamed 'Alaska's Golden Heart', the city of Fairbanks sits just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle and is Alaska’s second largest metropolis. Here you can pan for gold, take a leisurely cruise down the Chena River or take off on an amazing Arctic Circle flight-seeing Tour. Summer and winter activities abound on this trip, from refreshing hikes to dog mushing: you just might want to stay here.

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Fairbanks, Alaska

Port of Call

While On Your Cruisetour

Many cruisetours visiting Fairbanks enjoy a cruise to an Athabascan Indian Village on the Riverboat Discovery Sternwheeler and/or a tour of the El Dorado Gold Mine on a narrow-gauge track that winds through a reconstructed mining camp. Surrounded by wilderness, you'll find nearby areas perfect for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, skiing, camping, fishing and more.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take a thrilling flight-seeing tour across the Arctic Circle.
  • Wander around the century-old log cabins at Alaskaland, a 44-acre pioneer park.
  • Visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum.
  • Get a close-up look at Alaska’s wildlife, from cranes and swans at Creamer’s Field to moose and grizzly bears at neighbouring, Denali National Park and Preserve.
  • Witness the beauty and mystery of the Northern lights as they light up the night sky in shades of yellow, green, red and purple. The best time to catch this phenomenon is late evening until the early morning hours.
  • Explore rural villages and see migrating polar bears or go fly-fishing in remote streams.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Fairbanks, Alaska


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High -1.6° -18.67°
Average Low -18.5° -28.06°
Mean Temperature -10° -23.33°
Record High 50° 10°
Record Low -61° -51.67°
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 0.5 in 1.27 cm

Before You Visit

Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.