Motorhome Rental in Fairbanks, Alaska
Campervan Hire and RV Rental in Fairbanks
Fairbanks is known by many names: Hub of the Interior, Gateway to the Bush, and thanks to the Fort Knox Gold Mine just 26 miles north by RV rental in Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City. These are not clever marketing terms but words that actually describe the city in relation to the state of Alaska. As the second largest city of the United States northernmost state, Fairbanks gets a fair share of visitors year-round because of its location at the confluence of four highways: Richardson, George Parks, Steese and Elliott Highways. This makes it ideal to take in most of what Alaska has to offer in a Fairbanks motorhome rental.
Denali National Park and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
One of the most popular and appealing attractions in all Alaska USA is the Denali National Park located to the southwest of Fairbanks. Although the main attraction in the park is Mount McKinley, which at 20,320 feet is the highest peak in North America, there is plenty more to see and do in the park. McKinley is shrouded in cloud 80% of the time but its grandeur and magnificence is unmistakable whenever you view it. With the convenience of your campervan hire in Fairbanks, you will have no problem waiting to see the Aurora borealis or the Northern Lights that usually show up as early as eight on a clear evening.
Continuing south in your Fairbanks campervan hire you will come to Chugach State Park located 18 miles east of Anchorage. At half a million acres, this is the 3rd largest park in the United States and so has lots of space for rock climbing, hiking and skiing. Moving on to Anchorage there are several attractions like the Alaskan Aviation Museum, or if you prefer wildlife in miniature, the Alaska Zoo featuring much of Alaska’s wildlife in their natural surroundings. Of course, with your motorhome hire in Fairbanks, you can chart a wildlife spotting itinerary of your own if you desire to see the animals in the wilderness. As the Gateway to the Bush, Fairbanks is your launching point to explore the massive Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Anchorage and Juneau by RV
From Anchorage, about seven hours south by motorhome rental in Fairbanks, head southeast along the coast towards Alaska’s capital, Juneau. From there, you can hop on daily boat tours around the Glacier Bay. The bay has been referred to as a living laboratory as the glacier feeding the bay has shrunk 65 miles and is bringing a new ecosystem back to life. While in Juneau, you may also take the Mount Roberts Tramway, a cable car that takes you 2,000 feet to a mountaintop observatory. You may also opt to see the Last Chance Mining Museum or the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery before you retire to your Fairbanks motorhome hire.
After Juneau, continue north a little way on your camper rental in Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs. This is a drive that will be memorable as the road was only built in 1905 specifically for access to the springs. The fact that it is sparingly used makes it an ideal drive for spotting wildlife.
If you desire for a drive to nowhere in your camper rental in Fairbanks, follow the Steese Highway as it winds up for more than 160 miles into a tiny Athabascan village on the banks of the Yukon River. You will pass by uninhabited wooded areas, tundra mountains, and a state-run campground. At mile 107, you can make a goal of the 3,600-feet Eagle Summit where, for three days before and after the summer solstice of June 21, you can view the midnight sun.