The Borealis Basecamp experience includes an active sampler of life in the Last Frontier. Launch into miles of wilderness via dogsled or snow machine, or take a hike through the quiet forest with no sound except for the wind in the treetops. At the end of the day, return to your dome refreshed and physically energized by the wonders of Alaska’s longest season.
White Mountains Snowmachine Experience
Experience the White Mountains on this all inclusive six hour long tour through the Alaskan backcountry. Gear up with an experienced guide and ride snowmachines down the Trans Alaskan Pipeline until you reach Wickersham Dome nestled in the White Mountains. Stop for a hot lunch consisting of sandwiches, chips, and coffee before returning to the main lodge.
Mushing is Alaska’s state sport, and Borealis Basecamp guests have the opportunity to experience the thrill of dogsledding. During the hourlong ride, guests will travel along a section of the 800-mile TransAlaskan Pipeline, passing through an active trapline. A mushing guide will describe life along the rugged trail as the sled dog team swings through the snowy forest.
Snow machines make ordinary backcountry travel feel like an adventure. Guests can take a guided trip across the snowy surface, with photo-op stops at the TransAlaska Pipeline and other notable natural features along the trail. No experience? No problem. Every snow machine trip includes gear and an introductory lesson, plus a savvy guide to assist guests along every mile of the trip.
Experience Reindeer Greeting
On this 30 minute long tour, you have the chance to meet Jim and Dwight, our resident reindeer. They are Alaskan born reindeer, born in May of 2020. Jim and Dwight live at Basecamp year round in their large enclosure, living on a diet of reindeer feed and treats such as carrots and willow leaves. Your tour guide will show you how Jim and Dwight live year round and give you the opportunity to feed and take photos with our reindeer.
Private Guided Arctic Circle Tour
Our tour guide will pick you up from Borealis Basecamp for a day long drive up to the Arctic Circle. On this tour, relax and enjoy the view!
Tour includes your private vehicle, personal tour guide, an Arctic Circle Traveler Certificate and a host of wonderful stories about interior Alaska.
Wood Fired Sauna
Relax in our wood fired sauna!
Snow Coach Tours
On this 2 hour long tour, you will ride along the ‘fire break’ in front of Borealis Basecamp in a heated cab in our snow coach. The fire break was created 7 years ago as a way to keep fires from crossing one side of the forest to another, and now provides us with a beautiful open space up to view animal tracks or, if you’re lucky, see some wild animals!
Halfway through the tour you will come to a scenic viewpoint, where your guide will pour you a drink (champagne, local beer, or a soda of your choice), which you can drink while watching the sunset.
ATV’s make ordinary backcountry travel feel like an adventure. Guests can take a guided trip through the boreal forests, with photo-op stops at the TransAlaska Pipeline, picturesque overlooks and other notable natural features along the trail. No experience? No problem. Every ATV trip includes gear and an introductory lesson, plus a savvy guide to assist guests along every mile of the trip.
Mushing is Alaska’s state sport, and Borealis Basecamp guests have the opportunity to experience the thrill of dogsledding. During the half-hour to hour ride (weather dependent), guests will travel along a section of the 800-mile TransAlaskan Pipeline, passing through an active trapline. A mushing guide will describe life along the rugged trail as the dog team swings through the boreal forest.
Borealis Basecamp guests are fortunate to have the expertise of Frank Stelges, owner of Aurora Bear Photography and a specialist in the realm of aurora borealis picture-making. Learn the finer points of night photography with personalized instruction during Aurora Bear photo classes; beginner or expert, all are welcome.
Don’t miss out on the photo opportunity of a lifetime! Let our professional aurora portrait photographer take the guess work out of getting the best portrait possible of you and your loved ones under the Northern Lights. The ease and comfort of being able to step out of your igloo and take photos close by will ensure a comfortable evening, so you can look your very best for your aurora portraits.
Book your session for the first night of your stay, if the lights don’t show a second night is included!
Aurora Portrait Adventure
Enjoy a once in a lifetime portrait session under the Northern Lights with a professional Aurora portrait photographer. Your trek will include a 4 hour aurora chasing tour that features family, group and individual portrait photography sessions. The natural arctic landscape combined with Aurora Borealis lit skies provides a background that will give you the portraits of a lifetime!
Private Aurora Portrait Session
Get exclusive access to a private aurora portrait session! You can reserve a photographer to spend the entire evening with just you and your loved ones, get every aurora shot possible without having to rotate with other guests.
Book your session for the first night, if the lights don’t show, a complimentary standard session will be offered a second night!