One for the dreamers. If you’ve always wanted to soak up the spooky glow of the Northern Lights, consider Fairbanks, Alaska where Aurora Season (August 21-April 21) has just kicked off. While there’s no guarantee when it comes to the fabled aurora borealis, you’ll really increase your chances here. Centrally located in Alaska’s interior zone, Fairbanks sits directly under the ‘Auroral Oval’ – a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. When the sky is clear and dark enough, the aurora will be visible an average of four out of five nights. Not bad odds!
Chasers should check out the online Aurora Trackers (via experts Explore Fairbanks) which correlates three streams of data to predict viewing opportunities. Marvel at the light show from a well-mapped location within driving distance, await their arrival from a heated ‘aurorium’ cabin or lodge away from the city, or see them on a dog sled adventure. Many properties in Fairbanks offer a wake-up call to alert guests of when they can catch a glimpse.
See more at explorefairbanks.com