94. Fairbanks, Alaska USA


If you love the outdoors, then Fairbanks is the place to be. Fresh air and clear skies and if you are there the right time of the year, the Northern Lights will shine upon you. That’s what this town has to offer. Mind you its pretty cold in the wintertime :-). Like -30F/-34C!


Fairbanks Alaska USA - Welcome

Fairbanks Alaska USA – Welcome


Fairbanks, Alaska USA - Bridge

Fairbanks, Alaska USA


Fairbanks, Alaska is pretty far up there. As a matter of fact, it sits just under 200 miles by road from the Arctic Circle. It is way northeast of Anchorage, also in Alaska and is bordered in the southeastern part of the city by the Tanana River.


How To Get Here

By Train

The Alaska Train runs between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Denali and Talkeetna.

By Plane

The closest airport is Fairbanks, Alaska (FAI). The following airline serves the airport:

40 Mile Air (Q5), Alaska Airlines (AS), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), Era Aviation (7H), United Airlines (UA), Warbelow’s Air Ventures (4W) and Wright Air Svc (8V).

By Bus

There is shuttle bus service between Anchorage and Fairbanks as well as the surrounding areas.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

There are many places to stay in Fairbanks from the major chains (Holiday Inn, Best Western, etc.) to boutique hotels that are only local to the area. Take your pick based on loyalty or location.

Fairbanks, Alaska USA - Bridgewater Hotel

Fairbanks, Alaska USA – Bridgewater Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.


Where To Eat

There are many restaurants in the area, just choose your favorite chain.

Fairbanks, Alaska USA - Pikes Aviation Greenhouse & Sweets

Fairbanks, Alaska USA – Pikes Aviation Greenhouse & Sweets

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.


What To Do

Fairbanks is for those who love the outdoors, but there are other things as well. And you can also see the Northern Lights, just head into the Arctic Circle that’s less than 100 miles away.

There are also parks, Museums a botanical garden and  Zoo. Fairbanks is also the land of the midnight sun as well as almost 24 hours of darkness during the winter solstice.

I’ve seen the midnight sun in Anchorage and its pretty amazing.

Fairbanks, Alaska USA

Fairbanks, Alaska USA

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.


Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: USD

USA Tourism Information

Visit Fairbanks





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