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We hoped to see the northern lights during our stay, and saw them all four of our nights at the lodge. Best of all, they appeared early in the evening, around 8:00 or so.
The lodge itself was terrific; very comfortable, and well equipped ....More
I cannot say enough about the Aurora Borealis Lodge. We had booked an excursion with another company a couple of nights prior, and the difference was day and night. We booked an excursion to see the Northern Lights and Mok went out of his way...More
My wife has had the aurora on her bucket list since we got married, and the Aurora Borealis Lodge did not disappoint.
We did the self-drive tour. We left Fairbanks at 10:00 p.m. and arrived at the lodge around 10:30. Mok was there to greet...More
We spent a few days in December at Aurora Borealis Lodge for our honeymoon a couple of years ago. To this day it still stands out as one of the highlights of our life!! Mok and his family were so warm and welcoming. We never...More
A great place to go!
Mok and his team are really nice and friendly.
On time pick up from Fairbanks and a very nice lodge: amazing views, comfy sofas, hot drinks.
The windows face north and as there is not lots of light in 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... 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!
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