My Stay at the Borealis Basecamp – Fairbanks, Alaska


I had the chance to travel to Fairbanks, Alaska to stay at the Borealis Basecamp. It was such an amazing and unique experience! From the comforts of the aurora camping dome, the Basecamp was a great place to catch the northern lights and to enjoy some quiet time and snowfall.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

The Borealis Basecamp

The Borealis Basecamp is about an hour drive 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!  

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

At the Borealis Basecamp, they have several dome cabins that you can stay in. Each has a clear section in the roof so that you have the perfect view of the northern lights.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

How to Find the Aurora Borealis

In a recent post, I shared tips on how to find the Aurora Borealis and take photos of the northern lights here. If you have never had the opportunity to see the Aurora Borealis, I suggest you add it to your bucket list. It is just so unreal and memorable.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

A huge thanks to Joel Schat for joining me on this trip to Fairbanks Alaska and capturing the Aurora Borealis!

Leather Camera Strap
Camera Strap Esty
Camera Strap
Canon 24-70 Len
Canon 16-35 lens
Canon G7X
Canon G7X Under Water Case
Go Pro Dome
Go Pro
Canon 80D
M100
Leather Camera Strap
Camera Strap Esty
Camera Strap
Canon 24-70 Len
Canon 16-35 lens
Canon G7X
Canon G7X Under Water Case
Go Pro Dome
Go Pro
Canon 80D
M100
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

My Alaska Trip Vlog

You can watch my Alaska travel vlog below or directly on YouTube for better quality.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

What to Pack

Tremblant Tall Polar Waterproof
Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof
Thermo Rhea Tall Waterproof
lace waterproof
Women’s 1964 PAC
Tivoli IV Tall Boot
Joan of Arctic™ Boot
Winter Carnival™ Boot
Boots
Tremblant Tall Polar Waterproof
Tremblant Mid Polar Waterproof
Thermo Rhea Tall Waterproof
lace waterproof
Women’s 1964 PAC
Tivoli IV Tall Boot
Joan of Arctic™ Boot
Winter Carnival™ Boot
Boots
Sam Pink
Sam jackets
Mariah Color-Blocked Down Bomber Jacket
Gobi Base
Reign On Down Parka
OUTER BOROUGHS PARKA
jacket
Sam Pink
Sam jackets
Mariah Color-Blocked Down Bomber Jacket
Gobi Base
Reign On Down Parka
OUTER BOROUGHS PARKA
jacket
Vanya Rib Beanie
THE HERITAGE COLLECTION FILA
Faux Fur Pom Beanie
Cozy In Stripes Beanie
ear muffs
brown hat
Grey hat
Free people hat
Vanya Rib Beanie
THE HERITAGE COLLECTION FILA
Faux Fur Pom Beanie
Cozy In Stripes Beanie
ear muffs
brown hat
Grey hat
Free people hat
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

Mushing

We kept busy during the day during our stay at the basecamp. One of my favourite activities that we tried 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.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

Snowmobiling

Another great daytime activity 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 yet again had a wonderful guide, who was both kind and knowledgeable. He took us through some really awesome trails.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

Meals at the Basecamp

The heated rooms at the Borealis Basecamp were so cozy! Each dome has one or two beds, a bathroom and a fridge. The 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!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her stay in an aurora dome at the Borealis Basecamp in Fairbanks Alaska.

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