Recently, I had the chance to head to Alaska to stay at the Borealis Basecamp and it was such an amazing experience! From the comforts of my dome, the Basecamp was a great place to catch the northern lights again and to enjoy some peace and quite. In a recent post I shared how to catch them here.
The camp is about an hour from Fairbanks, Alaska. The spot is a hub for aurora chasers, and with no light pollution, and so few people, the Borealis Basecamp is one of the few spots in the world that offers around 250 nights of swirling green, red, and purple lights each year. Nature at its finest!
A huge thanks to Joel Schat for joining me on this trip and capturing the Aurora!
You can watch my trip vlog on YouTube for better quality!!
We kept busy during the day as well. One of my favourite activities was mushing! While I have been mushing before, this time was even better. We had the best guide and his dogs were the cutest. It’s about a 30 minute tour so my advice would be to wear warm clothes and a good jacket, like the Parajumpers down I wore.
Another great adventure was snowmobiling. I was a rookie, so admittedly I was pretty nervous. Having never been on a snowmobile before, I kept worrying I would flip, fall, or crash. I am happy to report that none of the above occurred despite my poor driving. It was a blast and by the end of it I was really enjoying speeding through the snow. We lucked out yet again with a wonderful guide, who was both sweet and knowledgeable. He took us through some really awesome trails.
The heated rooms at the Borealis Basecamp were so cozy! Each dome has one or two beds two beds, a bathroom and a fridge. They domes have heaters so it keeps it super cozy and comfy. Our meals were served in another dome onsite. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner, was delicious and much needed after long days of activities. My personal faves? The soups for lunch and ribs for dinner! DELISH!
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