September to May
Winter in Alaska is a magical time, with fewer visitors and a serene, snow-covered landscape. If you’re here from mid-September to mid-May, you can take it in from the comfort of the Aurora Winter Train, which runs between Anchorage and Fairbanks. It’s an easy and memorable way to travel north and experience the aurora borealis, or even do a weekend getaway to Talkeetna.
The team at Alaska Auto Rental offers rental cars for the most unique itinerary: over gravel highways, through winter weather, on one-way legs, or starting out from unusual locations. It’s locally-owned, with employees who know Alaska’s roads and their challenges. You’ll get helpful travel advice, a can-do attitude, and reliable wheels.
Fly from Fairbanks and travel 80 miles above the across the Arctic Circle on a scenic and historic adventure. Departing in the evening, you’ll pass over the stark terrain of northern Alaska and land at the Athabascan village of Fort Yukon. Then, with your guide, you’ll spend an hour learning all about this fascinating area—the history, how people take care of themselves in a punishing environment, and some of the characters who have called this area home. Then, as the midnight sun sets, you’ll board your plane and fly back to Fairbanks.
The folks at Arctic Outfitters are travel specialists, and they’ll work hard to help you plan a trip to fit your needs. Arctic Outfitters rents reliable, stable vehicles that are specially equipped for remote travel.
mid-May to mid-September
You’ll spend three hours, round-trip, in the air with a one-hour walking tour of the community, led by a local Alaskan guide. Learn of the local Nunamiut Eskimo culture and get a firsthand glimpse at village lifestyle as it exists today in rural Alaska.
This is your chance to travel like the locals! Many Alaskans ride this bus line that motors between Anchorage, Glennallen, Fairbanks, and Tok, making stops along the way in off-the-beaten-path destinations. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you can board a van or a 20-passenger bus to travel Interior Alaska Bus Lines’ route.
This pedestrian-bicycle bridge connects the north bank near Doyon, Limited to the south bank of the Chena River adjacent to the Alaska State Court House as part of the Chena River Pathway system. The bridge’s namesake, the late Dr. William Ransom Wood, came to Alaska with his family in 1960 to serve as the fourth president of the University of Alaska. Wood continued to serve the More...
This ½-mile-long span is one of only four vehicle-carrying bridges across the mighty Yukon, the longest river in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, and a primary means of transportation during the Klondike Gold Rush. The bridge was built in 1974-5 as part of the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. And you'll cross under that pipeline to reach the Yukon Crossing More...
Welcome to Fairbanks! It’s been called America’s “Most Air-Minded City,” and is a nexus of the world as flown from the far north. Travelers pass through here for many reasons, along with fuel, supplies, and dry goods that must be taken to small communities throughout Alaska.