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Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks

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Fairbanks, United States
Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Capture the photos of the Northern Lights that you have been dreaming of on this guided night trip to the Murphy Dome from Fairbanks. One of the tallest peaks in the region, Murphy Dome provides one of the best vantage points to witness the Aurora Borealis. Watch the night sky blaze with color while savoring a hot beverage. Hotel transport included.
  • Northern Lights viewing at the Murphy Dome
  • Enjoy the Aurora Borealis at a former United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station
  • Learn about the science of the Northern Lights from an informative guide
  • Sip warm beverages like hot cocoa, tea and coffee while you watch the night sky
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Fairbanks included
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Beverages (hot cocoa, tea and coffee)
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all major hotel in Fairbanks, not Airbnb nor private residences.
All other locations we ask to meet us at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center for pick up.

Departure Time

10:00 PM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please note the Aurora is a natural occurrence. We can never guarantee that guests will see the aurora.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 1st Alaska Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Murphy Dome Viewing in Fairbanks.

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star-1
Should have waited until peak season.
JOSEPH_D
, Sep 2021
The Auroras weren't active. Bus and guide were okay. Because there is no way to guarantee the Auroras are going to be active, a tour anytime except peak season is probably a waste of money.
star-5
Murphy Dome
Kimberly_C
, Sep 2021
Joseph was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and professional. We enjoyed our excursion with a great showing of the Aurora. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth the cold and time
Darnell_H
, Jan 2021
We took part in an auroral borealis tour with 1st Alaska Tours. Our guide, Joe, was incredibly knowledgeable about where to look, what to look for, and when the lights would appear. While it was chilly, it helped having someone knowledgeable about the region and the folklore surrounding the lights. This was definitely a bucket list item that I was happy to experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Bucket List ✅
Steve_G
, Mar 2020
Our guide,Brooke, was amazing the entire time and had plenty of information and insights to share about Fairbanks and AK! Thank you for a wonderful time! And for not giving up on seeing the Aurora! 😊
star-4
Northern Lights Show
Jay_S
, Mar 2020
Despite a less than favorable forecast, we got to see a good Northern Lights show! Our tour guide, Erika, did a great job in getting us to/from Murphy's Dome and in position to see the lights. Only drawback was the extremely annoying people in the tour van who kept going in and out of the van, leaving the door open...this meant cold air kept rushing the van and the dome light stayed on most of the time. Overall, worth the trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience! Dave was great
X9971IQandrewm
, Jan 2020
Awesome tour. We got to see the lights for about 2 hours. Dave is full of knowledge and very passionate about Alaska and the lights. Learned some insider tips and tricks about photographing the lights. Highly recommend!
star-5
Amazing experience
Giulia_B
, Dec 2019
Even we didnt see the northern lights our guide Joseph was amazing,he teached us how to look for the northern lights and that help us a lot in the following days! The place was amazing,snacks and hot drinks,highly recommended it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
1st Alaska Tours - Aurora Steve and Christie
David_J
, Sep 2019
Tour was amazing. Aurora Steve went far above and beyond. He took the time to get our settings on our camera just right and we captured some AMAZING photos of the lights. He did this for anyone who asked. It really was an excellent trip and I would highly recommend.
star-5
Awesome company
Sandra_S
, Aug 2019
Very good at keeping me updated, guide was wonderful and personable, lucky enough to see the northern lights
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our driver was right on time for our...
Marcia B
, Nov 2017
Our driver was right on time for our pickup. He had a great deal of knowledge about the Northern Lights. The weather did not look good because of cloud cover. Our guide stayed very patient but at about 2:30 AM we agreed to give up, BUT our drive persisted and found us a place where the lights were visible! Thanks to him, we all finished the excursion with a smile on our face and a great bucket list experience!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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