For many, seeing and photographing the aurora borealis, or northern lights, is a life goal. And it should be! Few natural phenomena compare. And very few places have better viewing conditions than interior and northern Alaska.
There is a caveat of course, and it’s this: the aurora is only visible from the late fall to the early spring; the rest of the year there is too much daylight. The best times to watch are usually around the shoulder seasons in late September and October, and in March to the first day or two in April. These time windows, in addition to being warmer, with longer daylight hours, also coincide with the usual peak of aurora activity around the fall and spring equinox. March in particular combines relatively mild temperatures, good chances for the northern lights, and since it’s the driest month of the year, the best chance for clear skies.
I offer small-group (maximum 6 participants), one-night, and multi-day tours based out of Fairbanks. I almost always work with individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends who want to escape the hustle and bustle of large, group tours. Custom trips are what I do best, and that’s what I want to bring to aurora viewing.
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