Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theater Show
This activity beats the standard “dinner & a movie,” because you'll be able to feast on all you can eat grilled salmon, as well as halibut, cod, and beef with all the trimmings as you watch a Palace Theater show. Touring historical Pioneer Park is also part of the deal.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $40 to $100.
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. The actual event time is about an hour and a half, but anticipate at least as much travel time.
Arctic Circle Air & Land Excursions
This excursion, which can last from 5 to 7 hours, actually has 2 hours of “flightseeing” time. You''ll see the antiquated remains of gold mines, the Trans Atlantic Pipeline, cross the Arctic Circle, and land at Brooks Range before returning.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $410.
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated as moderate in terms of activity difficulty. Cruise line prices for this particular flight are very competitive.
Exploring the Museum of the North
One of the most popular attractions in Fairbanks is this recently extended University of Alaska museum. There, you'll find an expansive collection of natural and cultural artifacts that chronicle Alaska's history.
Price: Adults expect to pay up to $50.
Booking Advice: This excursion, rated as easy in terms of physical exertion, receives good feedback from past cruise guests and numbers among popular things to do while in Fairbanks.
Dinner & River Rafting
After your dinner at a lodge, you'll travel with your guide to the Chena River Recreation area. There, you'll embark on your rafting trip, where you might spy grizzly bears, black bears, lynx, wolves, otters, eagles, and mink, and beavers.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $150 to $250.
Booking Advice: Total time for this excursion including two hours of transportation is 5 hours. This activity is regarded as moderate in terms of physical activity. Rain coats and bug spray are recommended.
Hummer excursions have that “off road advantiage,” making it all the more possible to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness. On this tour you'll see a section of the Alaska Pipeline, and the forests, fields, and wetlands of Creamer's Field, a waterfowl refuge. Mt. Mckinley can be seen on a clear day, and you might also spot indigenous wildlife.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $51 to $150.
Booking Advice: These 3 hour adventures are rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. This tour has also received positive reviews from past cruise guests.