The 2021-22 Fairbanks Winter Guide is now available for free. The 24-page full-color booklet is designed to help plan vacations to Fairbanks during the Winter Season. Take a trip to Fairbanks and knock northern lights viewing off your bucket list, watch two-ton blocks of ice be turned into works of art and mush a team of huskies across the wilderness. Filled with winter businesses including accommodations, attractions, adventures, tours and action-packed things to do, the guide presents an enticing view of winter in Alaska’s Interior and Arctic.
The Winter Guide explains why Fairbanks is the place to go for aurora viewing and gives pro tips on how to chase the northern lights. Fairbanks has outstanding aurora viewing because it is directly under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation, meager light pollution and distance from coastal areas all contribute to consistently clear, dark nights which are ideal for aurora chasing. For chances of seeing the northern lights check out the Aurora Tracker on the Explore Fairbanks website. Utilizing data from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute, the Aurora Tracker offers real-time and three-day forecasts based on current aurora activity, weather and amount of daylight for multiple locations in and around Fairbanks.
Fairbanks also enjoys an array of winter fun. Listed in the guide are winter activities and events including skiing, ice skating, ice sculpting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, dog mushing, fat tire biking, hiking, curling and ice hockey. Indoor attractions include several museums, art galleries, shops with made-in-Alaska items, multiple aurora viewing locations, a visitors center and more. Listings also include appetizing cafes, breweries and distilleries offering local epicurean delights.
In addition to partaking in all the spectacular things to do in and around Fairbanks, travelers can also visit Santa in North Pole, discover the sheer beauty of Denali National Park and Preserve during winter months, journey above the Arctic Circle, or delight in the warmth of an Alaskan hot springs at the end of an adventure-filled day.
For a free copy of the 2021-22 Fairbanks Winter Guide order the guide or view it interactively online at http://www.explorefairbanks.com/guide.
About Explore Fairbanks
Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media as well as by developing public policy and infrastructure to achieve marketing objectives. Explore Fairbanks encourages travelers to “Explore Fairbanks Responsibly.” Due to COVID-19 please confirm all aspects of your trip prior to embarking. Find out more at explorefairbanks.com.