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: $135/pp; night dogsledding, 20 minutes: $85/pp.
Witness the colorful dance of Alaska’s aurora borealis from the comfort of the Borealis Basecamp yurt, or step outside for an unobstructed skyline void of light pollution. Make a midnight snack of hot drinks and cookies, and enjoy the chatter of guests and staff as they take advantage of this outstanding location.
Per-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 VIP dome. 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.
VIP Aurora Dome: $60/pp age six and up
VIP Aurora Dome with aurora-viewing and transportation : $135/pp age six and up
Transportation from Fairbanks: $70/pp round trip
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
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
Guests at Borealis Basecamp may not hail from snowy locales, and thus, may opt to rent a variety of outerwear and gear including boots, jackets, pants, mitts and snowshoes. Gear is sized to fit most adults; inquire at booking.
Borealis Basecamp offers shuttle service from Fairbanks International Airport, the Alaska Railroad depot, and downtown hotels. Shuttle service rates are as follows: $60/one way, single traveler; $35/one way two or more on same reservation. $90/round trip single traveler; $70/round trip two or more on same reservation. Pick-up and departure times will vary due to flights and train schedules. Please ensure Borealis Basecamp has correct guest contact information at the time of booking. NOTE: Due to extreme winter driving conditions, it is highly recommended that guests utilize the shuttle service.