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Evening Viewing, Minutes from Fairbanks//Wait for the northern lights to appear in a warm, inviting space
Mid-August to mid-April
Just a short drive from Fairbanks, wait for the northern lights to appear in a warm, inviting space. Cozy up to the fire, sip on cocoa and coffee, and step outside when mother nature puts on a show. Although the center is a short distance from town, it is far enough away so that you won’t have to worry about light pollution interrupting your view as you stand gazing under the vast, starlit sky.
Arctic Circle Aurora Adventures//Drive north (or fly) from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle
Fly from Fairbanks to the remote village of Coldfoot for a 3 day / 2 night or 4 day / 3 night trip to view the northern lights beyond the Arctic Circle. Optional daytime excursions include dog sledding and a trip to the famous Attigun Pass. You’ll return to Fairbanks via the Dalton Highway.
August 21 - April 21
Fly or take a guided van tour from Fairbanks to the remote village of Coldfoot, a remote town located in the Brooks Mountain Range that’s perfectly situated under the "auroral oval," where you’ll find the best displays of northern lights.
Clear-Roofed Igloos//Gaze up at the northern lights from your private Igloo, just north of Fairbanks
Located on a quiet ridgeline outside of Fairbanks, the Borealis Basecamp offers 15 elegant clear-roofed igloos that have been custom designed and specifically positioned to maximize your viewing of the Northern Lights. You’ll also have the chance to take advantage of the camps many winter activities like dogsledding, snowmachining, snowshoeing, and fat-tire biking.
Aurora Ice Fishing//Spend the evening ice fishing from a warm hut, situated in an unobstructed viewing location
November – March
Combine the excitement of nighttime ice fishing with the thrill of looking for the Northern Lights. Your shelter is the “hard” cabin with heat, carpeted floors, a woodstove and electricity. The cabin has its own perch on the lake, which means an unobstructed view of the colorful show in the sky.
Multi-Day Winter Vacation//Experience Alaska's iconic winter activities + northern lights viewing
Combine your aurora viewing trip with other winter highlights planned out by Salmon Berry Tours. Tours range from single day trips to 6 or 7-day itineraries, beginning in Anchorage or Fairbanks. The multi-day trips include northern lights viewing, hot springs, dog sledding, and local museums.
Wilderness Lodge//View the aurora from the comfort of a remote wilderness lodge in the Brooks Range
February 20 - April 10
If you want to view the northern lights, this family owned lodge offers a remote and exclusive experience north of the Arctic Circle. Whether you are dogsledding, snowshoeing or just scanning the skies for the northern lights, you will still be able to relax in comfort and never feel like you are roughing it.
If you want to view the northern lights, this family owned lodge offers a remote and exclusive experience north of the Arctic…
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Aurora + Hot Springs//Soak in the healing waters of Chena Hot Springs, a prime location to view the lights if the forecast is good!
Take a guided van tour from Fairbanks to the beautiful Chena Hot Springs Resort. Tour the Ice Museum, soak in the hot springs, and look for the northern lights. The drive back to Fairbanks provides another opportunity to view the lights.