Want to escape Fairbanks and soak in the thermal waters of Chena Hot Springs Resort? Located 60 miles east of Fairbanks, Alaska the Chena Hot Springs are open year-round. Airlink Alaska’s Chena Hot Springs Shuttle can take you and your group there!
Discovered in 1905 by the Swan brothers, the waters of Chena Hot Springs is said to have an healing effect. As word of the thermal waters spread, the Department of Agriculture analyzed three pints of water and concluded that the springs were: “different from any American hot springs which we have examined.” During the Second World War, the springs were used as an R&R location for troops fighting the Thousand Mile War. Chena Hot Springs’ location far away from Fairbanks makes it an ideal location for viewing the Northern Lights.
Chena Hot Springs Shuttle
The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each way. There is an excellent chance to see moose along the Chena Hot Springs road leading to the resort. Chena Hot Springs Road is where locals send tourists if they have yet to see a moose. Our chartered van is a great way to get two or three birds with one stone: see a moose, bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and see the northern lights (during the winter). Our 14-passenger Ford E350 vans can accommodate groups of up to 14 passengers.
The world’s largest year-round ice museum is on the resort grounds. The museum contains over 1,000 tons of ice and snow! Go inside, take some picture and enjoy an ice martini. Geothermal renewable energy powers the Chena Hot Springs Resort, the Ice Museum and the sustainable greenhouses. Chena Hot Springs Resort hosts a free geothermal renewable energy tour at 2 and 4 PM daily.
Don’t forget your swimsuit, flip-flops and towel. Airlink’s Chena Hot Springs Shuttle does not include price of admission to the hot springs or the Aurora Ice Museum.