Alaska Wildlife Guide: Chena Hot Springs Northern Lights Tours

Join Alaska Wildlife Guide in exploring 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 viewing the breathtaking Northern Lights dance across the sky, this tour will be a highlight of your Alaskan 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.

Visit the Ice Museum, made up of over 1000 tons of snow and ice

Visit the Ice Museum, made up of over 1000 tons of snow and ice

Ice Museum, Hot Springs and Northern Lights

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 are also welcome to have dinner at the resort restaurant, which is famous for their Alaskan entrees as well as their fresh geothermal-powered greenhouse produce (optional and not included in price). The evening 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. Of course, no Alaskan adventure would be complete without experiencing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. Throughout your stay at the resort, these famous phenomena will be a highlight of your Alaskan experience (aurora activity depending). The drive back will provide yet another opportunity to capture these breathtaking Aurora dancing across the sky and a perfect 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 their 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

Pick-up within city limits of North Pole and Fairbanks included

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Aug 22 - April 3
Duration 10 hrs
Rates $195 per person | Includes entrance to the Aurora Museum & admission to Hot Springs
Rate Notes Includes // Pick-up & Drop-off within the city limits of Fairbanks or North Pole

Alaska Wildlife Guide: Chena Hot Springs Northern Lights Tours