Letters and Gifts
"Personalized Letters from Santa and Unique Gifts from North Pole, Alaska"
About North Pole, Alaska...
About North Pole, Alaska
Pole is a small community located in Interior Alaska, just 14 miles from Fairbanks
and 140 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The population within North Pole city
limits is approximately 2,000 while the borough-wide population, which comprises
Fairbanks, North Pole, several small communities, and two military bases, is approximately
96,000. North Pole was originally formed to attract toy manufacturing companies,
but the endeavor did not work out.
Our shortest day of the year brings us just under 4 hours of daylight on December 21st, while the longest day of the year, June 21st, we see almost 22 hours of daylight. Temperatures can dip as low as -78 degrees in the winter, to a high of 95 degrees during our summers.
Alaska is known as "Land of the Midnight Sun" because the sun is up 24 hours per day in parts of Northern Alaska where there is no night sky for many weeks. We love our summers and so do our flowers and gardens - which grow magnificently in our 24 hours of daylight.
North Pole, Alaska celebrated its 61st anniversary on January 16, 2014!
|What's New in North Pole, Alaska...|
To learn more about North Pole, Alaska visit the links below and read the Local News and Events section below. Following the Local News and Events section, you will find a video of ice sculptures carved in North Pole and photos from North Pole Christmas in Ice, and information and links to the Aurora (Northern Lights) forecast, weather, Web cams at the magnetic North Pole, Alaskan Web cams and more.
|North Pole, Alaska News and Events...|
The North Pole Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center has relocated to 2250 Mistletoe Drive in North Pole, Alaska (just off the Richardson Highway in the cozy log cabin). The cabin is open for the summer tourist season Monday, May 26 thru Monday, September 8.
Our Santa Letters and Robert Service Poetry are available for purchase at the North Pole Visitor Information Cabin or at a variety of Alaska Gift Shops throughout the state. Our Santa Letters are also available at Kris Kringl Christmas shop in the Bavarian mountain town of Leavenworth, Washington.
The friendly staff
at the North Pole's Visitor Cabin will be glad to help you with information about
North Pole and the surrounding area, or you can look through a collection of handcrafted
Alaskan gifts, artwork and other collectible items.
NOTE: Personalized Santa Letters may be ordered directly from our website this Fall 2014!
|Christmas in Ice Slideshow...|
|Christmas in Ice...|
|Fairbanks Ice Park Sculptures...|
|View photos we captured at the Fairbanks World Ice Art Championships.|
|North Pole, Alaska Weather...|
|National Weather Service - Fairbanks, Alaska...|
|The National Weather Service in Fairbanks provides seven-day forecasts for Fairbanks and the Middle Tanana Valley area. This Web site also includes weather forecasts for the remainder of Alaska, including Southeast Alaska, Southcentral Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. To view Alaska's Road Web Cams throughout the state, visit the State of Alaska Road Weather Information page.|
|Aurora Borealis Forecast...|
Brought to you by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Providing 28-day, 1-day and hourly aurora forecasts. Features include comments from the forecasters, solar and wind graphics, and data plots. Forecasts available late August through May. No forecasts during the summer months due to 24 hours of daylight.
|North Pole at the Top of the World...|
|If you would like to visit the actual, magnetic North Pole at the top of the world and see live pictures via Web Cam, please click North Pole at the top. The Web Cams are in operation from April - October.|
|Live Web Cams throughout Alaska...|
North Pole, Alaska and other remote areas around Alaska. Also includes live views
of Auroras (Northern Lights). Please click:|
Alaska Web Cams. Also see Barrow Sea Ice Web Cam.
|Photographs of Fairbanks and Denali National Park...|
|Visit our Fairbanks World Ice Art Sculptures and Denali National Park photos below...|
|Be sure to also check out some amazing photos from our road trip to Denali National Park:|
|Track Santa on Christmas Eve...|
|Brought to you by NORAD. TRACK SANTA|
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