Alaska Wildlife Guide: Chena Hot Springs Day Tour with Ice Museum

Alaska Wildlife Guide: Chena Hot Spring Day Tour with Ice Museum  (3:08)

Join Alaska Wildlife Guide in experiencing one of Alaska’s most desired attractions, Chena Hot Springs Resort. From visiting the most northern Ice Museum, soaking in the all-natural hot springs to learning more about geothermal energy and visiting reindeers, this tour will be a highlight of your Alaska experience.

Journey to Chena Hot Springs Resort

Your experience starts the moment your guide picks you up. During the 90-minute drive through the beautiful Chena River Recreation Area, you will not only have the opportunity to view Alaska’s famous wildlife but will also learn about life in Alaska as your guide shares their most fascinating experiences.

Ice Museum, Geothermal Tour and Hot Springs

After arriving at the resort, the tour begins with a visit to the Aurora Ice Museum, the world’s largest year-round ice environment, created from over 1000 tons of ice and snow, kept year-round at 25 degrees. The intricate detail of each sculpture reveals the artistry in each piece. An optional cocktail is available in an ice-carved martini glass. You have the option of continuing your excursion with an an educational geothermal and energy tour. Chena Hot Springs Resort and the University of Alaska continue to research renewable energy which has allowed the resort to create one hundred percent of its electricity from these resources. Enjoy some lunch in the resort’s restaurant, which is famous for their Alaskan entrees as well as their fresh geothermal-powered greenhouse produce (optional and not included in the tour price). The day will continue with a soak in the famous hot springs, which have been compared to those found in the Czech Republic. The healing and relieving of conditions such as circulatory disorders and rheumatism has been traced back to the 1900’s and continue to benefit each visitor to this day. The drive back will provide yet another opportunity to view wildlife and an ending to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Why Alaska Wildlife Guide

Attention to details as well as highest quality of service has been at the heart of Alaska Wildlife Guide since the start of the company in 2012, when the owners Rainer and Jutta moved from Germany to Alaska to make their dream become a reality. Within a short amount of time, the company reached the top rank of most recommended tour operator in the Interior of Alaska and has been the recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year. Their love for Alaska as well as their passion to provide each guest with a once in a lifetime experience has extended over to the staff and is evident in every detail of the business.

What to Bring

  • Bathing Suit
  • Bath Towel
  • Shower Slippers for hot springs
  • 50 cents for each locker use
  • Picture ID for optional cocktail in museum

Getting There

3740 Lyle Ave
North Pole, AK 99705

Free pick-up within city limits of North Pole and Fairbanks

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Mid-May – late August
Rates $200 per adult | $180 per child
Rate Notes Free Pick up/Drop off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole
Entrance to the Aurora Museum, Admissions Hot Springs
Child rate pertains to ages 12 and under


Alaska Wildlife Guide: Chena Hot Springs Day Tour with Ice Museum