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Midnight Sun Season returned to Fairbanks on April 22nd! Get ready for warm days, endless sunlight, and a surge of summer energy. Experience 24 hours of daylight at its peak and explore all Fairbanks has to offer.  Learn more about Midnight Sun Season and plan your Alaskan adventure today!

24 Hours of Light

Immerse yourself in the wonder of the Midnight Sun Season in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the sun barely dips below the horizon from April 22 to August 20. Witness stunning sunsets that seamlessly blend into sunrises, creating a majestic twilight that lasts for weeks.

But the true magic unfolds from mid-May to late July, when Fairbanks boasts a staggering 70 days of continuous daylight. Imagine – teeing off for a midnight golf game, conquering a scenic trail bathed in golden light, or floating down the Chena River under a sky that refuses to surrender to darkness.

Fairbanks’ unique location at the top of the world transforms summer into an endless adventure. Hike under the midnight sun, indulge in a decadent late-night dessert on a restaurant patio bathed in twilight, or simply revel in the surreal beauty of the never-ending day.

Midnight Sun Tracker
Unveil the magic of Fairbanks’ endless summer with our Midnight Sun Tracker! This innovative tool lets you explore how sunlight dramatically changes throughout the year in Fairbanks, Coldfoot and Utqiaġvik. Track daylight hours, including civil twilight, for any date – all 365 days of the year!  See for yourself the incredible shift in light as you switch locations and dates. Use the Tracker »

Summer and Solstice Events

There’s no shortage of exciting events during Midnight Sun Season! Solstice celebrations capitalize on the endless daylight, with events like the Midnight Sun Baseball Game, Midnight Sun Run and the Midnight Sun Festival. Plenty of other events take place during the summer like Golden Days, the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics and the Tanana Valley State Fair.

Beyond these highlights, numerous other events throughout the season showcase Fairbanks’ unique charm. Explore our events calendar to discover the perfect adventure for you. Discover More »

Nonstop Routes Make Your Alaskan Adventure Easier Than Ever

Get ready to experience the Last Frontier in a whole new way with nonstop flights connecting you directly to Fairbanks from Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Seattle this summer. Get ready to bask in the warmth of the summer sun during Midnight Sun Season, April 22 through August 20, or chase the glorious northern lights during Aurora Season starting on August 21. Fairbanks serves as your basecamp to discovering the beauty of Denali and exploring the spectacular landscapes of Alaska’s Interior and Arctic. And now, getting here is easier and more convenient than ever with these flight options. Read our latest blog to find out more. Read Blog »

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