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1st Alaska Outdoor School

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Address: 2240 Hanson Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-5534
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+1 907-590-5900
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

1st Alaska Tours is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that...

1st Alaska Tours is a Fairbanks based touring and sightseeing company that operates year round. Explore the tundra on an Arctic Circle or Arctic Ocean/Prudhoe Bay tour and receive a certificate to commemorate your journey. Relax in the famous Chena Hot Springs or take a Fairbanks City Tour to learn about the Golden Heart City. Enjoy the Northern Lights on one of our many Aurora Viewing Tours. The famous photographer, Frank Stelges of Aurora Bear, will lead you on how to capture unforgettable Aurora Borealis pictures. Dog Mushing is the Alaskan State sport and is incredibly fun. Visit our Iditarod racing Dog Musher, Sven Haltmann of Arctic Winter Adventures, for a 1 hour Dog Sledding/Dog Mushing highlight. Summer or winter, we have an Alaskan adventure for everyone!

We speak English, Mandarin & German.

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An awesome experience in tour seld dogs dinner nothern lights

Me and my mom had an amazing trip thanks to Tony, our guide he new all about alaska, and so much about the nothern lights, he also help us take grear photos even though we didn't... read more

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my mom had an amazing trip thanks to Tony, our guide he new all about alaska, and so much about the nothern lights, he also help us take grear photos even though we didn't have a camara, so he did it with his own and emailed me the pics! The dinner was so good and the guides on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide called Benjamin is very nice and considerate. His Chinese is good enough to guide Chinese tourists! It's a pleasant trip to Arctic circle!

Thank 佳政 蘇
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Chena Hot Springs and Aurora Watching tour by First Alaska. What a night!!! First, I have to commend our guide, Janet, for her patience, knowledge and overall pleasant personality. It was an all-night adventure and while we were sinking, Janet's energy and enthusiasm kept up going! We went to the Ice Museum and saw beautiful ice... More 

Thank Shirley S
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were picked up by Tony at our hotel and he was a fantastic host. Although the lights didnt put on a show we really enjoyed meeting the dogs and going sledding followed by a delicious meal. Everyone we meet on the tour was so welcoming and a pleasure to deal with. Of the 3 tours were did here with... More 

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Boone, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have Micheal for our Arctic Circle/Northern Lights tour. He was a fountain of knowledge! He also was an amateur photographer so he was able to set up my camera so I had fantastic photos of the Northern Lights. We were all extremely worried that we wouldn't get to see the lights because of the fog... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I had a great time with 1st Alaska Tours dog sledding and highly recommend going with this company for this incredible experience! Ed picked us up at our hotel promptly and safely drove us out to the dog-mushing site. Trey was our dog sled musher; he was well informed, polite, and enthusiastic about the dogs and the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we were picked up by Tony from the Minnie Street Inn. He was so personable and really sweetened the experience with his fun personality and knowledge of all things Alaska. He drove the difficult roads so carefully and we felt very safe the entire time. My boyfriend and I were VERY impressed with the level of service. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to experience dog sledding. I went on the Dinner and Dogsled tour and had the most exhilarating experience riding on the sled in the beautiful snowy scenery of Alaska at night. They even introduced us to the cute new husky puppies before their older husky brothers and sisters took us out sledding. Sven, our dog musher was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tony from 1st Alaska Outdoor School picked us up at the Westmark along with three others and drove us safely outside of Fairbanks. We were greeted by Sven, the Austrian owner of Arctic Winter Adventures and Miriam, our fantastic cook. Sven has 55 sled dogs and his love and care for his dogs and the sport is obvious and contagious.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our yurt viewing for the Lights was cancelled due to snow & terrible visibility. We were rebooked to go to Chena Hot Springs as all other tours were full already. This turned out to be a great choice with lots of options. Our driver, Ed, was wonderful & helped my daughter with resetting her camera speeds to capture the Lights... More 

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