BasecampActivities

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.

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: $135/pp; night dogsledding, 20 minutes: $85/pp.


Aurora Viewing

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


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


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


Gear Rental

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.

Shuttle Service

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.