Fairbanks (Lower Tanana: Tanan) is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska . Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska . Fairbanks , Alaska .
|Fairbanks , Alaska Tanan (Lower Tanana)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−8 (AKDT)|
|Fairbanks , Alaska||United States|
|Snowfall||60.9 in.||27.8 in.|
|Precipitation||102.6 days||106.2 days|
|Sunny||155 days||205 days|
|Avg. July High||73.3°||85.8°|
Fairbanks ‘ Aurora Season is from August 21 to April 21 and the aurora will be visible in Fairbanks an average of four out of five nights when the sky is clear and dark enough. Scientifically speaking, the aurora is dancing above year-round, but we can only see it during the Aurora Season when we have dark enough skies.
For a metro area that the FBI measures at just 38,307, an incredibly high rate of rape (more than double the national metropolitan average) lands Fairbanks among the top three most dangerous cities for women in the United States at 193 reported rapes per 100,000 residents.
Unless you’re heading north of Fairbanks on the Dalton Hiway, there’s absolutely no reason to go there other than to say you’ve been there. The Alaskaland Park and the city center are nice, but, very simply, not worth the effort to go there. The Univ of Alaska museum in Fairbanks is excellent but not worth the trip.
9 Must-Pack Items When You’re Visiting Alaska & the Yukon in the Winter Long underwear. A parka. Hiking boots. Socks. Gloves and mittens. Snow pants. A versatile top layer. Sunscreen.
Fairbanks has four seasons that consist of a short summer and dominant winter season. Summers are mild, with an average high temperature of 73°F (22.8°C) at the peak of July. Winters are severely cold, with the average low temperature at -17°F (-27.2°C) during the coldest month of January.
Warm sunny summers make up for the sunny but cold winters. Despite city- living Alaska -style, Fairbanks feels rural and is a great gateway to very remote places . The community as a whole is very welcoming, friendly, and generous. Extracurricular activities for kids and adults abound.
Cost of Living in Anchorage
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon )||3.87$|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||3.57$|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||3.14$|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||3.08$|
Yes, you can see the northern lights , also known as the aurora borealis , from Anchorage – but not in the summer. The aurora actually occurs all year long, but the sky needs to be clear and dark to see it. Views are best from September to April. Winter is the prime viewing time.
Anchorage is relatively less dark and cold, and you can drive down to Kenai and Homer or up to Fairbanks , and spots in between. Fairbanks area has better hunting opportunities IMO. You’ll see way better auroras in Fairbanks . There is a ton of day trips to the kenai peninsula from anchorage .
At 65 degrees north latitude, Fairbanks is renowned for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. Basecamp to Denali National Park, the Interior and the Arctic – Fairbanks is the Golden Heart of Alaska .
There is no official season since the Northern Lights are almost always present, day and night . Caused by charged particles from the sun hitting atoms in Earth’s atmosphere and releasing photons, it’s a process that happens constantly.