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Single-night Aurora Photography Tours and Workshops

Single-night Tours (4-5 hours)

The Aurora Hunt

I’ll pick you up at your hotel around 10pm, and we’ll head out in search of the northern lights. If the weather is good, we’ll visit some of my favorite areas within an hour of Fairbanks, allowing for maximum time to watch the lights and less time driving. However, if the weather isn’t clear, then we may venture farther afield in search of clear skies. Using the current weather and aurora forecast data, we may drive up to two hours in search of clear skies. Though there is never a guarantee to see the lights, this option gives you the best possible chance. Hot drinks, water, light snacks, aurora photography instruction, and a portrait are included.

Rates: 1 person – $275, 2 people: $425, 3-4 people: $525, 5-6 people: $600

Camp-fire Night and Lights 

Around 10pm I’ll pick you up from your hotel and we will drive a short distance north of town, to my secluded 10 acre property in the Goldstream Valley. There, we will light a camp-fire and watch the dark skies over my home. When the lights appear, the big spruces that lie on my property make a beautiful foreground, and the open creek valley a few feet below the fire ring offers wide-open views of the northern sky. This is a sublime way to spend an Alaskan night: a crackling fire, roasting marshmallows, and dancing aurora borealis. It’s a combination that can’t be beat. Hot drinks, water, snacks (smores!), aurora photography instruction, and a portrait are included.

Rates: 1 person – $275, 2 people: $425, 3-4 people: $525, 5-6 people: $600

Mushing Beneath the Aurora

I’ll greet you at your hotel at 10pm and we will make the 20 minute drive from town to the mushing kennel of Boreal Journeys. At their homestead along Goldstream Creek, we will meet mushers Dave and Jenna. We will learn about dog mushing, their unique rural life-style, and the history of the sport in Alaska, all while keeping an eye on the dark skies above for the appearance of the aurora. A half-hour dogsled ride on their private trails is the highlight of the evening. After running dogs, we may build a fire on the creek ice to roast marshmallows, or just wander the snowy trails while watching the dancing northern lights. Hot drinks, water, snacks, dog mushing tour, aurora photography instruction, and portraits are included.

Rates: This exceptional tour is by special arrangement, and booking well in advance is recommended. Please contact me for details using the form below.