Information About Fairbanks, Alaska

Information About Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska, but home to only approximately 35,000 people as of 2008. Fairbanks is a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts who want to experience the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.


Fairbanks can experience temperature extremes from below -60 degrees F in winter to above 90 degrees F in summer. Precipitation is typically minimal.


Fairbanks gets anywhere from four hours to 22 hours of sunlight every day. Each year, daylight increases by approximately seven minutes per day until June 21, then decreases by the same amount until December 21.

Northern Lights

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, can be seen from the city during clear nights. The colored lights are most frequently seen between the middle of September and the middle of April.

Mount McKinley

At 20,320 feet, Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America and can be seen from Fairbanks.


Beavers, falcons and foxes are typically seen in the city, but caribou, bison and moose sometimes wander in as well.

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