At 65 degrees north latitude, the sky takes on a capricious life of its own—a canvas for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun, and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. Home to serious mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife and a certain poignant solitude that is found nowhere else on earth. Locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the far north. Where else can you travel to such a remote locale and still enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native culture, authentic Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration?

Top Adventures in Fairbanks

Photograph the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

1 mi / 1 ft gain

Snowshoe the Granite Tors Loop Trail

15 mi / 2900 ft gain

Backpack Granite Tors

15 mi

Snow Biking in Alaska's Arctic

100 mi

Hike Angel Rocks Trail

3.5 mi / 900 ft gain
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MT Sobek

Rafting the Arctic Hulahula River

$5,695/person - 13 days


Brooks Range Backpacking

$5,300/person - 14 days

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From the community

These photographers set out to film the aurora borealis from the edge of space

Kyle Frost

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