The Chena Hot Springs Resort is the cherry on top of the imposing state Alaska. It is located 60 miles east of Fairbanks, in the center of this impressive state. Very remote - in absolut wilderness. Even if it is not easy to get there, it is absolutely worth it!
I have been to many beautiful places in the Arctic, but this resort is located in a really stunning nature. The highlight of the resort for sure is the natural hot outdoor pool, served by the hot springs, but there are a lot of other highlights, I didn`t know about, before getting there.
Awesome activities, like dog sledding, kennel tours, snow machine rides and aurora snow coach tours are also available at the resort, guaranteeing an unforgettable stay. Make sure you book them ahead, if you plan to stay there, since some of them are very limited and popular.
There is also a lot of wildlife around. I recommend to keep your eyes open, while beeing outside.
This gallery shows you, how it feels to swim in a hot oudoor pool, looking at the most impressive winter landscape possible, or how it is to do a dog sled tour in a million of snow covered trees. With rivers next to you, that are even running in winter, due to the hot water from the springs. Even if Alaska is far away from you, don`t miss this experience of a lifetime. I came all the way from Germany, and I will come back for sure!
Resort & Hot Pool
Aurora Ice Museum
Reindeer at Chena Hot Springs
New Year`s Eve at Chena Hot Springs