Essential No. 4: Aurora Borealis
Think of it as the ultimate holiday lights display―a spectacle so soul stirring that “people see the lights and start cheering,” says Karen Lundquist of the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The celestial shimmers of the aurora borealis―aka the northern lights―have turned Fairbanks into the prized 21st-century winter destination, drawing jumbo jet–loads of aurora-fanatic Japanese and an increasing number of Americans and Europeans. Why Fairbanks? It has the requisite northern latitude plus long, mostly clear winter nights.
And it has a growing northern lights infrastructure, with aurora package tours, aurora-oriented resorts―even hotels that make aurora wake-up calls so guests can rush outside to see a sight they’ll never forget.
Seeing the light
Visit explorefairbanks.com for information about northern lights viewing in Fairbanks.
In the blogs
Read more about aurora-viewing in Fairbanks.
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