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North Pole

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Santa Claus towers over North Pole, Alaska

North Pole is a city of 2226 people near Fairbanks in Interior Alaska.

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North Pole (Alaska)
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Get in[edit]

Map of North Pole (Alaska)

By car[edit]

North Pole is on Alaska State Highway 2, about 14 miles east of Fairbanks.

By air[edit]

Fairbanks International Airport (FAI IATA)

Get around[edit]

Taxis are available locally from North Pole Taxi (+1 907 488-7433) or King Cab (+1 907 488-8888).

See[edit]

  • 1 Santa Claus House, 101 St. Nicholas Dr., +1 907 488-2200, toll-free: +1-800-588-4078. The most obvious sight in the city is the "Santa Claus House," a Christmas-themed gift shop with live reindeer outside and daily appearances by Santa himself. You can also arrange for anyone you wish to receive a letter from Santa just before Christmas.
  • The Knotty Shop. Another local attraction is "The Knotty Shop" which features various items made of knotted wood as well as a room the refer to as a wildlife museum that is a large display of taxidermy. Basically, the owner of the shop has killed one of pretty much every animal it is possible to kill in Alaska and built a miniature mountain to display them on.

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Postage and mail. Use the special Santa/North Pole cancellation slot.

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Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel North Pole, 449 N Santa Claus Ln, +1 907 488-4800, toll-free: +1-877-488-4801, fax: +1 907-488-4816. Extended-stay hotel beside North Pole Plaza mall. Wi-fi and continental breakfast included. Meeting and banquet facilities.

Go next[edit]

Routes through North Pole
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