Fairbanks Live Webcams
Fairbanks Live Webcams broadcast the streets, squares, surrounding nature, weather and sights of this city in the heart of Alaska in the USA. The map of live webcams will show where each live webcam in the city is located.
Brief information about Fairbanks
Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska after Anchorage, known for its beautiful nature and unique culture. It is home to about 30 thousand people, and the population of the city together with its suburbs is more than 82 thousand people.
Fairbanks was founded in the early 20th century during the gold rush in Alaska, as a major trading center of the state. The foundation and development of the city was closely connected with Alaska Gold Rush, which had a significant impact on its character and historical heritage.
The city is located on the right bank of the Tanana River in the heart of Alaska, 580 km (360 miles) north of Anchorage. It is the largest educational center in Alaska, the University of Alaska Fairbanks location near the city.
Fairbanks is a major transportation center of Alaska. Fairbanks International Airport (IATA: FAI, ICAO: PAFA, FAA LID: FAI) serves the city and connects it with a whole range domestic and international airlines. Fairbanks can also be reached by rail and road. The Alaska Railroad and major highways connect it to other parts of the state.
Climate in Fairbanks
Fairbanks as one of the northernmost cities in the United States has a subarctic climate, characterized by significant temperature fluctuations throughout the year. The city is located north of the Arctic Circle, which determines its climate and weather patterns.
Winters in Fairbanks are long and severe. Winter here lasts for more than 6 months — from the end of September to the end of April. During this period, the temperature can drop -30 °C and much lower. Extremely cold weather is not uncommon, when the temperature can drop to -40 ° C and below. Heavy snowfalls are observed in winter. The city is known for its beautiful snowy landscapes.
Summer in Fairbanks is short, warm and with a lot of daylight due to its northern location. The location of the city at high latitudes to the north of the Arctic Circle leads to the phenomenon of the midnight sun in summer. In the period from the beginning of June to the end of July in Fairbanks, daylight lasts all 24 hours a day. In summer, daytime temperatures are very comfortable, the air warms up to +20 °C. Sometimes heat waves bring hot weather to the city with temperatures up to +32 °C.
Fairbanks is known as one of the best places for watching the Northern Lights. This is facilitated by its location to the north of the Arctic Circle, a short daylight in winter period and a lot of clear cloudless nights.
Fairbanks is known for a variety of attractions that allow you to look at the history and culture of the region. The main attractions of the city include:
— The Museum of the North of the University of Alaska: It is one of the most famous museums in Alaska, where you can learn a lot about the history and culture of the state. Here you can see an extensive collection of art and artifacts, including dinosaur fossils.
— Museum of Antique cars: There is an impressive collection of more than 85 cars, including rare and historical models of the early 20th century.
— The Georgeson Botanical Garden: It offers to see a lot of variety of plants and flowers adapted to the difficult climate of Alaska. The garden located at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
— Fairbanks Ice Museum: Here you can plunge into the world of ice sculptures and see exhibits carved from ice.