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Please note that this expedition takes place during the depths of winter in Alaska. 
Weather conditions may limit travel and the itinerary is subject to change due to blizzards.

See all of Brad Joseph's
ALASKA AURORA BOREALIS pictures from the March 2012 expedition.

Come see the Greatest Light Show on Earth!
ALASKA AURORA BOREALIS
February 23 - March 1, 2025

 

Dear Friends:
We invite you to join us as we explore the great beauty of Alaska in winter, and see the famed Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, the greatest light show on Earth!

We will gather in Anchorage, Alaska, tobegin our adventure. After our welcome in Anchorage, we’ll drive along the Chugach Mountains to Seward, near Kenai Fjords National Park. Here we will visit the Alaska Sea Life Center to see sea otters, seabirds, and a profusion of Alaska marine life. We will see Alaska’s major land mammals including grizzlies, moose, and muskox.

The following day we will explore historic Talkeetna and then take the classic train journey from Talkeetna to Fairbanks, passing North America’s tallest and most awesome mountain, 20,320-foot Denali en route.

We will arrive in Fairbanks to enjoy the World of Ice Art Festival and to discover the delights of Fairbanks and the night skies. Our visits will include the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, which was established to study the Aurora and its effects. These studies have continued from the International Geophysical Year in 1957-58 and are conducted in both polar areas. They have added greatly to understanding the unique interactions between the Sun and Earth in the polar regions.

Alaska Aurora Borealis Expedition video
EXPEDITION VIDEO

In Fairbanks we will go to some of the best locations in the evening to look at the Aurora Borealis: Mt. Aurora, Chatanika, and Creamer’s Field. In these remote locations, we will enjoy hospitality in rustic lodges while viewing the Aurora. You will have afternoons to discover other delights of this snowy wonderland. We will see sleddogs and they will demonstrate this popular winter sport. We will also learn about the Poker Flat Research Range which launches rockets to study the Aurora Borealis.

Leading this expedition will be astronomer Joe Llama.

We invite travelers with an appetite for adventure and discovery to explore the day and night winter wonderland of our 49th state this winter!

Sincerely,
Bill Nye - The science guy
The Science Guy®
CEO

$4,500 + air

Brochure 2024 (Working on the 2025 brochure)
Call 800-252-4910 or email Terri Stevens to make reservations. 

Alaska group1

Alaska Railroad

From one of our travelers:
Dear Bob:
   Thank you for leading the wonderful Alaska Aurora Borealis trip. It was my first time travel to Alaska in winter. I enjoyed everything we did and best of all that we saw the Aurora.
   My photography skill is at pre-school level. Many thanks to Denis for his instructions by helping me utilize my camera. So I tried to shoot some Aurora photos during our trip. I do not have a wide angle lens, so I could only capture partial images of the Aurora we saw in the night sky.
   To share the Alaska photos with my family, I made two short videos and uploaded them on YouTube. If you are interested and have time, please use the following URLs to view them:
ALASKA AURORA BOREALIS
(Anchorage to Fairbanks) March 2009
Part 1 & Part 2

With Best Regards,
Sujen Sun

Alaska group 3

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