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We visited the Aurora Borealis Lodge for an Aurora viewing session in early/mid-March. We were deciding between a more active “aurora seeker” tour and a viewing session like this. We were quite happy with the lodge viewing session- we loved the opportunity to go outside...More
Clean, comfortable well thought out viewing lodge...on a clear night the Aurora lingered for hours. We were fortunate to have good weather and while waiting in the dark fell asleep...to be startled awake by the host clicking the walkie talkie (the Aurora alarm). Fantastic view...More
When I was researching about seeing the Northern Lights and the Aurora Borealis Lodge I had a lot of questions and I did a lot of research - so I have put together a review here and a guide for make it easier for you...More
I have always wanted to see the dancing of the Northern Lights. This was a great place to do it. The hosts were friendly but not obtrusive. The facility is very comfortable, and the Aurora is not to be missed.
I can't begin to express what a beautiful and awesome experience I had in Alaska and specifically at the Aurora Borealis Lodge. After diligent research for a girls trip we decided on the Northern Lights of Fairbanks. Aurora Borealis Lodge had such wonderful reviews I...More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the... More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the activities but the all of them included transport pick up and the drivers know the territory and conditions and we always felt very safe.
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We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I... More
We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I understand that it's harder driving if the weather warms up, because then the roads get wet and icy. Take it slow, especially around curves, as once in a while we had a very small amount of slippage. You pass the Alaskan Pipeline on the way out to the lodge and it's worth a stop. Also, there's a microbrewery just off the road (Silver Gulch) which wasn't open when we went through but looks fun. I recommend getting windshield insurance when you rent the car. Windshields get hit with the smallest of rocks and crack very easily up there in the cold. The rental agent told us our SUV already had a small crack so we wouldn't have to buy the extra insurance. That small crack turned into an 18 inch crack by day 4. They also give you an extension cord to plug in the engine when you stop for the night. The lodge has electrical outlets in the parking area so make sure you plug in at night so the engine doesn't freeze. We absolutely loved the Fairbanks area in the winter, and we did see the Aurora Borealis on the three nights we were out in the country (Aurora Borealis Lodge and Taste of Alaska). Have fun!