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Ultimate 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. 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 its prime location directly underneath the Auroral Oval make it second to none as a destination for photographing the Northern Lights!

Join us this year 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 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, 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 while we are waiting for the Aurora to come-on and the opportunity to photograph beautiful Alaskan Winter Landscape scenes and to go dog-sledding (included in the price!). Join us in Alaska and experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis.

Ultimate Northern Lights

7 Days / 6 Nights

Price: from $36
95 double occupancy
+$500 single occupancy


Deposit: $1000

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

Lodging: 6 nights lodging

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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Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to handle short hikes in the snow at nighttime with sub-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
Most meals are included during the trip dates. Five dinners & six breakfasts included (lunches are on your own).


Weather
Fairbanks has the absolute best chance to see the Aurora Borealis due to the highest average of clear skies to dark nights ratio. We time this trip around historically optimal viewing months.


Price Includes
Most 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.

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  • A Great Expereince!

    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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928-478-1521
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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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