What goes up must come down. We had to make our way back to Fairbanks, retracing our steps along the Dalton Highway. Once in Fairbanks, we had a couple of rest days and became true tourists for a little while. On one day we visited Chena Hot Springs where we relaxed in the naturally hot springs that gave the resort its name. This was much needed after spending a little too much time in the Ice Museum! Our other main excursion in Fairbanks was to board the Discovery Steamboat, taking a tour down river to get a glimpse into the native way of life. The tour included a pilot taking off and landing on the river, a dogsled demonstration (a personal favourite of ours) and visiting an original Native Indian village. Sadly, the only thing we missed out on was witnessing the Northern Lights. Maybe next time.