Things to do in Fairbanks

What comes to mind when you think of Alaska? Freezing cold, snow, isolation, and that it’s dark six months of the year? While all of these things may be true in different seasons and areas, except for the exaggerated six months of darkness, Alaska offers a variety of exciting recreational activities, tours, attractions, and breathtaking landscapes. If you are planning or have been thinking of planning a trip to our historical kennel or city, let us help you discover all that Fairbanks has to offer.

First things, First

The most important thing to plan for when taking a vacation anywhere is housing accommodations. Due to Fairbanks’ combinations of wilderness and modern living, it provides a variety of options that’s hard to find all together in one place. From Bed & Breakfasts, upscale hotels, hidden cabins, campground/RV parks, and more, you’ll be able to customize your getaway to Fairbanks to suit your interest, curiosity, and level of outdoor experience.

Local Produce, Fresh Meat & Fish

Next on the menus is food, and Alaskan cuisine offers a variety of local dishes that turn eating into an adventure of its own. From Reindeer Sausage to an assortment of salmon dishes, King Crab Legs, as well as berry cobblers made from locally grown and personally picked berries, visitors can enjoy the unique taste that is all a part of the Alaskan experience. However, if you prefer to stick to more traditional dishes, Alaska has plenty of local diners to choose from with fish and chips and other familiar dishes made with locally grown produce and fresh meat and fish.

If you need something to wash it all down with, we also have local craft breweries, distilleries, and many coffee brewers, including Kaladi Brothers Coffee, which has multiple locations and known very well for satisfying Alaskans coffee cravings.


Get into Nature

In Alaska, we don’t just tolerate the cold weather; we enjoy it with a variety of backcountry outdoor activities and other attractions that are sure to make for an exciting visit for those of all ages. From dog mushing, ice sculpting and fishing, curling, skiing, climbing, hot springs, Aurora viewing, and so much more, Alaska offers unique experiences that give you more than just a nice vacation but a memorable adventure. We have some of the most breath-taking scenery you will ever see, which we preserve through our eco-tourism approach. With vast amounts of untouched wilderness, Alaskan culture is built around connections to nature, and we offer our tourists from all over the same experience. However, if you are not the outdoorsy type, Alaska also has excursions and guided tours by day that help you experience the feel of nature without necessarily being in it.

Come By and See Us

While you are in town, be sure to stop by our Trail Breaker Kennel through a Riverboat Discovery tour. We have one of the longest operating kennels in Alaska with an equally long history of educating visitors about the unique and exciting world of our huskies and dog mushing. Our passion for dog mushing runs deep as many of our staff have and still competes professionally in the sport, including the annually held Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that can take up to 15 days to complete. To book your tour in advance or learn more about what we do, contact us <link to> today. We’d love to welcome you to Alaska. 

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