Take a deep breath and explore Fairbanks!
With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is simply bursting with energy and things to do. Get lucky panning for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer and musk oxen, cool off in an ice museum, take a refreshing hike and look for birds and wildlife, or be inspired by art galleries, museums, cultural activities and historic sites.
August 21 through April 21, during the aurora season, you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. A host of other fascinating activities and events await you during the winter. Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the “Golden Heart City,” visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring–the heart of the last frontier.