Be inspired by the light of the Aurora Borealis. Renew your energy under the Midnight Sun. Experience the warmth of Fairbanks—Alaska’s Golden Heart. The gateway to Denali, Interior and Arctic Alaska. With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is bursting with energy and things to do. Pan for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer, cool off in an ice museum, take a quick hike, look for wildlife, or be inspired by art galleries, museums and historic sites. During aurora season, August 21 through April 21, you have a great chance to see the light of the aurora borealis along with other activities unveiled during the winter. Fairbanks’ top-of-the-world location makes it one of the best places on earth to see the northern lights, view larger-than-life ice sculptures and experience the sport of dog mushing. Once a gold rush boomtown, now called the “Golden Heart City,” Fairbanks is inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring—the heart of the last frontier.