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Aerial Views of Fairbanks  (:38)

The gateway to Alaska’s Interior and Arctic regions, Fairbanks is a great base for exploring northern Alaska, and its Gold Rush heritage offers a taste of frontier living. Here are the main draws for visitors:

Getting There

Many travelers visit Fairbanks by train, extending a trip through Denali, which is just fours away from Fairbanks by train and 2 hours by car. Driving directly from Anchorage will take about 7-8 hours. You can also fly here on Alaska Airlines from Anchorage or Seattle. Regional air carrier Ravn Alaska offers daily service to Fairbanks. On a clear day, watch for great views of Denali out your window. Or, you can charter your own plane with Natron Air and fly on your own schedule.

Consult our transportation guide for more details.

Things to Do in Fairbanks

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