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Alaska Northern Lights
Trip Overview
Clear skies, dark nights and prime location make Fairbanks, Alaska one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights. We offer this trip either as an extension to our other September / October Alaska trips or as a standalone photography workshop.

On our three night Alaska Northern Lights photography trip 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!


We time this excursion so that it occurs during the best months of the year to photograph the Aurora. Although predicting the Aurora is fickle at best, statistically September, October & March are the best months 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!

Please note that we offer several consecutive departures of our Northern Lights Extension is September & October – want to stay longer? You can book more than one session either after another Alaska trip or as a standalone photography workshop – OR join us on our signature Ultimate Northern Lights Photography Tour & Workshop in October & March.

Join us in Alaska and experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis.

Alaska Northern Lights

4 Days / 3 Nights

Price: from $2995 double occupancy
+$295 single occupancy

Deposit: $1500

Fitness Level: 1
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 3 nights lodging
+1 additional night (adds $240) if transferring from a Brown Bears of Alaska tour.

Fly In/Out: Fairbanks, Alaska

For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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  • Incredible Northern Lights Photography
Three full nights of incredible Alaskan Northern Lights photography! Clear skies, dark nights and prime location make Fairbanks, Alaska one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting one of the most beautiful northern lights locations in the world!
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for northern lights photography to more advanced techniques.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food!
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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