Fairbanks’ climate is classified as subarctic though it borders on a humid continental climate, with long, cold winters, and short, warm summers. In summer, temperatures typically range between 70 and 50 °F (21 and 10 °C, although the temperature will flux and can reach into the 90’s °F (32°C). At the summer solstice, Fairbanks receives 21 hours and 49 minutes of direct sunlight; after sunset, twilight is bright enough to allow daytime activities. Another one of Fairbanks’ unusual occurrences is the prevalence of the aurora borealis, commonly called the northern lights, which are visible on average more than 200 days per year in the vicinity of Fairbanks.
Fairbanks, Alaska; a diverse, distinct, and exciting city, is Alaska’s second largest city. Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations with many exciting things to do during the long warm summer days. A wide range of activities are available in Fairbanks, including shopping, visiting art galleries; rafting or kayaking the meandering Chena River; golfing; fishing; snowmobiling; enjoying tours and attractions like Pioneer Park that celebrate the town’s gold history; cross-country and Alpine skiing; wildlife viewing; soaking in hot springs; or even enjoying a locally brewed beer.
Holland America Princess Westmark Fairbanks Hotel is owned by HAP Alaska – Yukon and is located in Alaska’s Fairbanks. Our company is headquartered in Seattle Washington and we are the largest tour operator in Alaska and the Yukon. HAP Alaska – Yukon is a collaborative land operation owned jointly by Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. Princess Cruises and Holland America Line are part of Carnival Corporation, one of the largest vacation companies in the world.