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Fairbanks this October 2018

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Fairbanks this October 2018

Have a planto visit Fairbanks early Octonber readind various posts from over a few years not much is clear for Fairbanks. I am travelling on abudget want to go to the Arctic Circle,dogsled view the aurora and general lookaround.Did want to do the train trip up from Anchorage but disappointedly that ends the end of eSeptember.. Are your October weather predictions out of the norm could l I expect snow?? .

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Kristina

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1. Re: Fairbanks this October 2018

The train runs from Anchorage to Fairbanks on Saturdays all year round.

The first snowfall in Fairbanks happens around Oct. 1, but there isn't enough snow for dog sledding until November. Black Spruce gives wheeled dog cart rides in October/early November.

Arctic Circle tour: http://www.northernalaska.com/aurora-drive/

If you're on a budget, consider Billie's Backpacker hostel. You can view aurora from there (though it's better to drive north out of the city for more darkness).

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2. Re: Fairbanks this October 2018

I have the same plan as you... although I know it might not be the best time to visit Alaska....as the first reply states, dog sledding will not be available in October. But you can definitely expect to take the Aurora Winter Train. Just check out the schedule here: https:/…buy-tickets

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