This 3-night Northern Lights Viewing package includes two opportunities for Aurora viewing and a guided tour of Fairbanks‘ main attractions. Fairbanks is Alaska’s second... Read more.
Less than an hour from the city of Fairbanks, Borealis Basecamp is not a destination, it is an experience. Stay overnight in exclusive fiberglass domes similar to those utilized by polar expeditions and research stations. Crafted exclusively to maximize Northern Lights viewing and comfort, these domes are intimate retreats in the midst of an Alaska fall or winter. Clear, curved windows stretch 16 feet across each dome roof, allowing you to lie in bed and view the dancing northern lights and scenery outdoors without leaving your cozy nest
This great Aurora Viewing Package comes with 2 program options. With program option 1, you stay 1 night in Fairbanks at the beginning, 2 nights at Borealis Basecamp and 1 night in Fairbanks at the end. With program option 2, you stay 1 night in Fairbanks at the beginning and then 3 nights at the Borealis Basecamp.
Arrive into Fairbanks and transfer from the airport by hotel shuttle or on your own. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Fairbanks to Borealis Basecamp
The morning is at leisure in Fairbanks. Typically in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Borealis Basecamp, approximately 45-50 minutes north of Fairbanks. Borealis Basecamp offers an unique stay in fiberglass domes with large, curved windows for optimal northern lights viewing right from your room! Dinner is available for purchase at their state-of-the-art craftsman built yurt. Stay up tonight to watch the sky from your warm, cozy bed, or request an Aurora Alarm to wake you up when the Lights are visible. Overnight Borealis Basecamp.
Today relax and enjoy all the camp has to offer. Included today is an ATV or Dog Cart Tour or later in the season when snow conditions allow (typically starting mid-November) a Snowmachine or Dog Sledding Tour. The Dog Cart Tour is approx. 30 min long and the other tours are approx. 1 hour long. (Only one activity is included, please choose at time of booking. Length of activity is subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances). This evening , take a 2-hour Sunset Tour. You will ride inside a heated Borealis Basecamp vehicle* on the trail in front of Borealis Basecamp, climbing up the hillside to a scenic viewpoint.
During the winter time, winter gear is provided for the activity. If winter gear is needed for the entire stay, it can be rented for an additional fee.
Program Option 1: Borealis Basecamp to Fairbanks / Program Option 2: another night at Borealis Basecamp
Program Option 1: This morning, you will be transferred back to Fairbanks. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Program Option 2: stay another night at Borealis Basecamp and enjoy another full day of optional activities and another night of Aurora Viewing (weather permitting).
Program Option 1: Take the hotel shuttle to the airport on own for your departure or start additional program.
Program Option 2: Transfer from Borealis Basecamp to the Fairbanks Airport depending on your flight departure. Or book an optional night in Fairbanks.
Tour departures until mid-November include either an ATV or Dog Cart Tour; tour departures starting mid-November include a Dog Sledding or Snowmachine Tour (depending on snow conditions). *For the sunset tour, the vehicle used will be a Hagglund machine in the fall and a now coach in the winter. *** Orders of the tours may change, depending on availability and other circumstances. ***
*** Important: Our Borealis Basecamp program is offered with 2 itinerary options. Please make sure you select the right one before booking. ***
Availability for this program is limited and your desired date may not be available. Please check if your dates are available before you book your flights to Alaska.
Domes are furnished with 1 King bed or 2 Twin beds. Please advise bedding preference at time of booking! (While we will request the preferred bedding, we will not be able to guarantee it.)
The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.
If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.
The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.
All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.
Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.
Book the "Borealis Basecamp Northern Lights Package", to add these tour add-on's to your reservation.