My Stay at the Borealis Basecamp – Fairbanks, Alaska

I had the chance to take a trip 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!

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

You might also like Chasing the Aurora in Fairbanks Alaska, Unique Accommodations in Quebéc or My Trip To Northern Norway.

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.
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.

Check out my post with tips for chasing the aurora and my full trip to Fairbanks blog!

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

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  1. OMG I need to go here like now! That is stunning.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  2. sophia lu wrote:

    omg the photos look like a serious dream! i wish i could stay there if it wasn’t so expensive haha one day!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  3. This looks absolutely amazing! I’ve been looking into planning an Alaska trip – I’ll definitely be keeping this in mind!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  4. Annaliese wrote:

    Bella these photos are unbelievable! What a once in a lifetime experience!

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  5. This must be one of the most amazing experiences!!! WOW!
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  6. This is INSANE!!! So amazing, such gorgeous photos!
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  7. Deborah wrote:

    You always go on the most fabulous adventures and have AMAZING photos!!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  8. I’m not a big nature person, but I would totally go here! It’s gorgeous!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  9. Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew wrote:

    You always visit the COOLEST places! How amazing!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  10. Alex wrote:

    Omg this trip is to die for!! It looks like you had so much fun!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  11. Prerana, from Broadcloth wrote:

    THIS. IS. SO. COOL. Officially on the bucket list.

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  12. Wow this place looks amazing! What an awesome trip.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  13. WOW amazing place, i want life there. i like snow 🙂
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  14. JoyDellaVita wrote:

    Oh my, lucky you for seeing the aurora borealis with your own eyes!

    Posted 1.21.20 Reply