• Basecamp Retreat
  • Nature Immersion
  • 7 days; 6 nights
  • 1 to 5 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Fairbanks
Varun, this trip will give you the greatest chance to see the Northern Lights that you can find anywhere. A quick Google search will show that Fairbanks, Alaska is the place in the world where you are most likely to see the lights -- because of its high latitude and predictably clear weather. March and September are the best times to see the lights, as the Earth’s tilt during the equinox periods means that our planet’s magnetic field and solar wind are in synch. Given this, we have put together a trip to Chena Hot Springs Resort north of Fairbanks in March for optimal Northern Lights viewing. You will be staying at the lodge for 7 days and 6 nights. This is the recommended stay to be as sure as possible that you will spot the lights. The price will vary from 200$ to 300$ per night, depending on which room or cabin you choose. On average, you will be spending around 250$ a night. The lights are most frequently seen between 11:30pm and 3:30 am -- on request, you can receive a phone call or a door knock when the aurora has been spotted, so you don't have to spend time waiting around. Or, you can go on an Aurora Viewing Tour - "Ride in a military-style SUSV to the top of Charlie Dome where you will watch for the Northern Lights. You will have a 360° unobstructed view, heated yurts to warm yourself in, outhouses, and complimentary hot beverages and snacks." (5hrs -- $75pp) Chena offers many other activities to fill your day when you aren't hunting for the lights.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

comfortable


Physical activity

light


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Mountains
  • Forest

Practicalities

  • For ages 5+
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Dogsledding
  • Northern lights
  • Wildlife
  • Stargazing

Your Local Expert

Brophy Tyree

Chena Hot Springs Resort celebrated its 100 year anniversary on August 5, 2005. It was discovered on August 5, 1905 by two gold mining brothers Robert and Thomas Swan who learned that a U.S. Geological Survey crew, in 1904, had seen steam rising from a valley somewhere on the upper Chena River. Today, Chena Hot Springs resort enjoys beautiful natural environment and continues to welcome people from all over the world to bathe in the curative powers of the hot waters. It serves as one of the most reliable places in the world to view the Northern Lights.

The Journey

Day 1

Pickup

Get picked up at the airport and transferred to the lodge, where you will check in and get comfortable.

Day 2

Lights Hunting, and other Activities

Spend the day exploring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoing, skating, or on a flying sightseeing tour. Spend your nights gazing at the Northern Lights,

Day 3

Lights Hunting, and other Activities

Spend the day exploring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoing, skating, or on a flying sightseeing tour. Spend your nights gazing at the Northern Lights,

Day 4

Lights Hunting, and other Activities

Spend the day exploring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoing, skating, or on a flying sightseeing tour. Spend your nights gazing at the Northern Lights,

Day 5

Lights Hunting, and other Activities

Spend the day exploring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoing, skating, or on a flying sightseeing tour. Spend your nights gazing at the Northern Lights,

Day 6

Lights Hunting, and other Activities

Spend the day exploring, dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoing, skating, or on a flying sightseeing tour. Spend your nights gazing at the Northern Lights,

Day 7

Return Home

Transfer back to the airport and return home, inspired and energized

Included

  • Lodging

Not Included

  • Shuttle Transport from the Airport

    125$ Round Trip per person

  • Dog Sled Rides

    60$ per person

  • Snow Mobile Tour

    $65 per person

  • Winter Rental Gear

    25$ per person

  • Sunset Snow Coach Tour

    $50 per person

  • Flight Sightseeing Tour

    $490 per person

Join the Journey

Join a likeminded community of curious and active explorers

$1500 per person
Moderate cancellation - 100% refund more than 30 days before departure.

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