• Ultimate Northern Lights

    March 12th to 18th, 2018
    March 19th to 25th, 2018

    March 2nd to 8th, 2019
    March 11th to 17th, 2019

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Ultimate Northern Lights

Clear skies, dark nights and prime location make Fairbanks, Alaska one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights. On our Ultimate Northern Lights Photography Tour & Workshop we take you NORTH to one of the absolute BEST locations in the world –  to view and photograph the Aurora Borealis. Fairbanks boasts the clearest night skies in Alaska and it’s prime location directly underneath the Auroral Oval make it second to none as a destination for photographing the Northern Lights!

Join us this winter on our seven-day lodge based Photography Workshop that will leave you with dazzling images of the Aurora from several different locations around Fairbanks, Alaska.

We time this excursion so that it occurs during the best month of the year to photograph the Aurora and we schedule it to coincide closely with the new moon for the darkest skies possible. Although predicting the Aurora is fickle at best (and no we can’t guarantee seeing it!) statistically March is the best month overall for viewing the Aurora and photographing this phenomena under clear skies.

On this trip we switch gears and photograph at night while sleeping during the day! Each night after a hearty Alaskan dinner we will head out to search for the Aurora. Evenings are spent at a remote cabin with access to great photographic compositions and so you can quickly return to the cabin and warm-up when the Northern Lights calm down. When the Aurora comes on strong we head out to photograph! After each night’s photography session we head to our nice accommodations and catch-up on sleep during the day in Fairbanks. Our hotel understands the nature of Northern Lights Photography and the rooms are cozy, quiet and quite nice for daytime sleepers!

There will be lots of instruction and slide-shows while we are waiting for the Aurora to come-on and also the opportunity to photograph beautiful Alaskan Winter Landscape scenes and also to go dog-sledding (included in the price!).

Join us this winter and experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis.

Highlights

  • 6 Full Nights of Incredible Northern Lights Photography
  • Cozy Alaskan Hotel in Fairbanks
  • Clearest Skies in Alaska – Best Time of Year – Darkest Moon – Far Away from City Lights
  • Photograph the Aurora Borealis with expert photographic instruction
  • Several unique photography locations for epic compositions and variety

Ultimate Northern Lights

7 Days

Price: $3495 double occupancy

+$500 single occupancy

Deposit: $1000

Fitness Level: Fairly Easy – “Light walks up to two miles in the snow during frigid arctic winter at night

Meals: Dinner Day 1 through lunch Day 5

Lodging: 6 nights lodging

Start/End: Fairbanks, Alaska

Open Daily: 6am-6pm MST

928.478.1521


Dates

2018

March 12th to 18th, 2018

March 19th to 25th, 2018

2019

March 2nd to 8th, 2019
March 11th to 17th, 2019

Trip Details

Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to handle short hikes in the snow at nighttime with Arctic conditions.

Group Size

On this trip there will be 10 guests and two photo instructors

Accommodation
We will be staying one night in a great hotel in Fairbanks so you can rest soundly during the day!

Meals

All meals are included during the trip dates.

Weather
March in Fairbanks has the absolute best chance to see the Aurora Borealis due to the highest average of clear skies to dark nights ratio. It will be cold. Very cold. Sometimes in the evenings it can get below -30 Fahrenheit. We stay in a cozy warm lodge and there is always access to warmth throughout the trip.

Price Includes
Meals, ground transportation, warming cabins, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.

Price Does Not Include
Airfare to/from Fairbanks, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

Itinerary
Day 1
Plan to arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska by 6pm today. We will have an orientation dinner and preliminary instruction on Northern Lights Photography then it’s off for a few hours of rest. We will wake you up just before midnight to head out to one of our favorite locations – a frozen lake surrounded by dark forests for an incredible first night of Northern Lights Photography. We have even rented a private Ice Fisherman’s shack for warming while we are waiting for the lights!
Days 2-6
We’ll spend then next several days photographing the Northern Lights around Fairbanks. Each night we’ll head out to different locations and photograph the Aurora Borealis! During the day you can catch up on much needed sleep or partake in one of several actives including Snowshoeing, Dog-Sledding and more! Every evening before we head out there will be an instructional session and some time to help improve our photography.
Day 7
After our final night of shooting the Northern Lights you can book tickets home at any point today.

“Really a great experience. We were able to photography the lights everyday except for one. Russ is a great instructor and host. The hotel is a fantastic place to warm up after a long night out under the stars. A true Alaskan experience!”

John PBurbank, CA

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