Your Aurora Adventure Headquarters

The Borealis Basecamp is a premier eco lodge located just outside of Fairbanks, the “Aurora Capital” of the world.  While not technically a ‘lodge,’ the Basecamp is the only place in Alaska that offers luxurious igloos that feature transparent ceilings to maximize viewing opportunities. The Basecamp’s small size provides a uniquely personal viewing experience that is unmatched elsewhere in Alaska.

Winter Dates of Operation: September to April
Lodge Size: 10 igloo domes
Arrival Schedule: Daily
Internet/Wifi: 3.6mbps in each dome
Mobile Phone Service: Yes
Families Welcome

Lodge Information

The basecamp began with one man’s dream and a passion to share the unforgettable scenery with the rest of the world. There are 10 individual domes and a Main Lodge for day excursions and aurora viewing. Meals are served at the on-site full-service restaurant.


Each dome is designed for two people and is furnished with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette, and a simple yet elegant Northern European design that beckons you to relax. Two twin beds or a king bed can be requested for your stay.

The Borealis Basecamp is accessible via road year-round and is located 35 min north of Fairbanks.

Meals at the basecamp are served in the newly-built full-service restaurant. Guests may enjoy meals with views of the Wickersham Dome and the White Mountains. Breakfast is included and features a continental spread with fresh juice, coffee and tea. For lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy local flavors with a European twist. Fresh and hearty meals are perfect after a day of Alaskan adventure. If you are looking for a private dining experience, any meal option can be ordered and delivered to your igloo.

During the day while you’re awaiting the next aurora show, the basecamp offers quintessential Alaskan activities right out of your igloo’s front door. Winter gear and snow shoes are available for a bit of exploring Alaska’s backcountry on your own. Other options include dog mushing, ice fishing, snow machining, or aurora photography lessons given by a local expert. Nightly aurora viewing is available at the basecamps’ Alaskan made yurt where hot drinks are offered to keep you warm.

Suggested Route


Arrive Fairbanks

Upon arrival, receive a personal greeting followed by a private transfer to your hotel. Spend the evening resting and relaxing in anticipation of the next days’ adventures.
Overnight Fairbanks

Fairbanks to Borealis Basecamp

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before beginning your journey north to the Borealis Base Camp. After an orientation to eco-lodge amenities settle into your dome and plan your activities. As you snuggle into bed look up through the massive windows taking in the stars waiting for the Aurora.
Overnight Borealis Basecamp

Borealis Basecamp

After a leisurely morning and breakfast, prepare yourself for a dogsled ride through the winter wonderland. After a late lunch grab some snowshoes to explore the trail systems close to your igloo. After a wonderful dinner snuggle into your comforter with a good book and some wine while waiting on the Aurora.
Overnight Borealis Basecamp

Depart Borealis Basecamp

Watch the sunrise crest on the White Mountains as you prepare to leave the winter wonderland. Travel back to Fairbanks and enjoy a private city tour.
Overnight Fairbanks

Depart Fairbanks

Breakfast is included at the hotel today and a private transfer will be provided to the nearby Fairbanks International Airport to meet your departure flight.
Connect this program to another Alaskan winter adventure.
Map showing interior Alaska featuring Faibanks and Borealis Basecamp
Guests exiting ski plane on a frozen lake with a snowmachine

Make It Your Own

  • Extend your time in Fairbanks and take a trip above the Arctic Circle
  • Spend more time at the Basecamp for more aurora viewing opportunities
  • Take a day trip to Chena Hot Springs
  • Add another winter lodge stay to your itinerary

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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