ExperienceBasecamp

Epic Adventuring

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. 6 hour tour: $349/pp

Mushing

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. Daylight dogsledding, 1 hour: $125/pp.


SnowMachine

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.

Snow Machine Tour, 1 hour (includes safety gear): $125/pp Minimum age – 18


ATV Tours

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.

ATV Tour, Helmet, Gloves, Boots, Jacket and Pants: $125/pp Minimum age – 18


Dog Kart

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. Daylight Dog Kart, .5 – 1 hour: $65/pp.


Evening Aurora Packages

Borealis Basecamp offers evening aurora-viewing opportunities from the comfort of the basecamp yurt, or, if you have a family or group, in a private lounge. All experiences include comfortable seating, hot drinks, snacks, and the famous Alaska northern lights.

Yurt: $35/pp age six and up 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Photography

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.

Beginner Photography Workshop: $175/pp (3-5 hours)
Advanced Photography Workshop: $325/pp (3-5 hours)
Non-Photography partner: $115/pp