Northern Lights Trip Extensions

Northern Lights Extensions

Multiple departures in September & October from $2495


We are excited to announce Northern Lights Extensions to our September and October trip offerings in Alaska. This has been a request from many of our past guests on both the Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall trip as well as Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic. If you are like most people you’ve traveled a long way to explore Alaska and you want to see (and photograph) all it has to offer. While the Northern Lights are sometimes visible as far south as Katmai National Park (where we go to photograph the Brown Bears) it is often cloudy and conditions are not optimal. We have added an optional Northern Lights Extension that will offer a great chance of photographing the Aurora Borealis.

The Northern Lights Extensions are shortened versions of our Ultimate Northern Lights trip and take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. The extension includes three full nights of Aurora Photography / Instruction led by an experienced professional photographer and based out of a comfortable hotel in Fairbanks. Each night we will travel to remote locations throughout interior Alaska in search of the Northern Lights – learn how to expertly capture stunning images of this incredible natural phenomenon in one of the best locations on Earth.

We are offering this trip immediately after our Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall trip as well as Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic.

Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall

If you are joining us for Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall and would like to participate in the Northern Lights Extension please send an email to adventure@backcountryjourneys.com and request that we add it to your reservation. If you have not yet booked Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall – you can now simply add the Northern Lights Extension while making your online reservation. Although the Northern Lights Extension includes three full nights of Aurora Photography we have added a fourth night at our hotel in Fairbanks (travel / rest night) as you will be traveling all the way from King Salmon, Alaska after your Brown Bears trip and likely not arrive Fairbanks until around midnight (heck – maybe you’ll get a sneak peek of the Aurora from the plane!).

Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic

If you are joining us for Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic and would like to participate in the Northern Lights Extension please send an email to adventure@backcountryjourneys.com and request that we add it to your reservation. If you have not yet booked Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic  – you can now simply add the Northern Lights Extension while making your online reservation. Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic already includes a few evenings of Northern Lights Photography – adding the Northern Lights Extension to your trip will give you an additional three nights of Aurora Photography.

Multiple Northern Lights Extensions

You can book more than one Northern Lights Extension either as a standalone or after one of the above trips if you are just that die hard about photographing the Aurora! Just send an email to adventure@backcountryjourneys.com and request that we add them to your reservation. Each extension is three full nights of photography although you can certainly get your fill with just one!

For the next two weeks we will only be offering these extensions to those who are already booked on Brown Bears of Katmai in the Fall or Polar Bears of the Alaskan Arctic (including those who are considering booking either of those trips) – so if that is you and you want to join us for Northern Lights as well – you have PRIORITY BOOKING for two weeks – space is limited! After that the Northern Lights Extensions will be bookable by everyone as standalone trips. 

I hope to see you up in Alaska this fall!

Sincerely,

Russ Nordstrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russ Nordstrand is an award winning Landscape & Wildlife Photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. His Fine Art Prints are hanging in private collections throughout the world and he runs Photography Tours & Workshops in the most beautiful and inspirtational locations in the Western United States and beyond.

Russ has been hiking, backpacking, photographing and guiding people in the wilderness areas, deserts, canyons and mountains of the world since 1997. He has logged thousands of miles on the trail and for many years in the past decade over half of his nights were spent in a tent in some far flung outdoor destination.

His Photography reflects an awe and admiration of the great, wide and still wild world we live in. Often his subjects include towering canyon walls, mist shrouded mountain lakes or wildlife in their natural habitat. It also reflects a commitment to preserving these places for the health of our world and for those who come after.

It would be a lie to say he does it completely from an altruistic standpoint. Like any great outdoor photographer he loves the thrill of wild, remote places and the accomplishment of nailing that shot after waking up three hours before dawn and hiking in the dark!

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