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Aurora Individual Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour

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Fairbanks, United States
Aurora Individual Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour

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icon4 to 6 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Many tours take travelers to spot the northern lights, but few do so with a photographer and professional grade cameras and equipment. This tour, which takes you to a carefully selected location outside of Fairbanks, does just that. Rent a camera, tripod, lenses, and spend at least three hours taking photos of the lights phenomenon.
  • Get personalized aurora borealis photography lessons on this small-group tour
  • Professional photography equipment available to rent
  • You’re served coffee, hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and tea—convenient on cold nights
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel in Fairbanks
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6-hour Northern Lights viewing and photography workshop tour.
Camera gear available to rent. Must contact the host.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off from select Fairbanks locations
Hot beverages offered on every tour
Aurora Portraits
Rental equipment is not included in the price of the tour.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Fairbanks , Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

We may adjust your pick up point if you are in the hills and we are unable to get to you with our van.

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9:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.If we cannot get to your location in the hills due to driving conditions then we will advise a location for pickup and drop. Normally this will be 510 Merhar Ave Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Check your cell phone provider for service in Alaska. Double confirmation for your tour is normally done by text and then by calling
  • Operates in Winter, please dress accordingly
  • Due to the unpredictable nature of the Aurora Borealis, we cannot guarantee a successful viewing during every trip. Although all efforts will be made to maximize your opportunity, other accommodations will be made in the event of poor visibility
  • For follow up questions emailing from the business website is recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SkyFire In Focus Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Aurora Individual Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Aurora lights." See review
  • "Mr. Bill supplied rental camera equipment to those of us who needed it, and made sure all cameras were using best settings." See review


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Great photo outing
, Mar 2022
My husband and I enjoyed our Aurora Northern Lights Photography Tour last night with Mr. Bill. He was great with communications right from the start of our booking. The weather on our original night looked iffy so Mr. Bill recommended postponing to the next night which we really appreciated. No reason to stand out in the cold for hours if there are too many clouds to see any Aurora activity. He was very knowledgeable took us to a perfect spot for our viewing. We enjoyed the time we spent with Bill and would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Aurora lights. Thank you Bill for an amazing time!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Great time with you both. Come back again anytime.
Simply amazing
, Mar 2021
Mother Nature is AMAZING! The Northern Lights were a photography bucket list item for me. I booked a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska, on a whim, and hoped I would be lucky enough to catch a glimpse at the lights. I found Viator, online and booked with the Your guide Bill. I am so glad I chose his tour business. Bill is very friendly, knowledgeable and a photographer himself. I am a seasoned photographer, but not one that never stops learning. I picked up some great knowledge, for shooting the aurora night sky. We had a group of beginner photographers and Bill had rental gear for all of them and walked them through camera settings and how to get the best shots. Everyone got amazing shots. There are no guarantees that the aurora will show, but our night was a success! Bill even takes your photo under the lights. I will be back for another trip with Bill!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Very enjoyable night with you and I expect to see you again in the future.
Absolutely incredible experience
, Oct 2020
Our experience was incredible. Mr. Bill is very knowledgeable and very helpful with camera settings to get the best shots. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Enjoyed our Aurora adventure with you both and more memories to last a lifetime.
Epic Aurora watching!!
, Jan 2020
My husband and I had just recently went to Fairbanks Alaska. We booked Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour. We have to say it was amazing! Bill (our tour guide and teacher) was amazing! He was so knowledgeable in the Aurora Lights and how tot take pictures. Bill taught us how to put in the right settings on our camera to take great pictures. Coming to Alaska the Aurora lights was on the top of our list to see and Bill made it happened. He was patient and went out of his way to accommodate us. We enjoyed the time we spent with Bill. The highlight of this trip is the Aurora Nightcap that Bill served us. It was soo tasty and just what we needed during the cold night of Aurora watching. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the Aurora lights. Thank you Bill for an amazing time!!! We are looking forward to coming back for more aurora watching in the future!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed our time together under the Northern Lights. Come back anytime!!
Aurora happened!
, Nov 2019
After hours of waiting in a comfortable and cozy warm vehicle, the clouds passed and the northern lights came out to play. Mr. Bill supplied rental camera equipment to those of us who needed it, and made sure all cameras were using best settings. Lots of useful info for northern lights photography with emphasis on best practices for quality shots rather than shots that need edits in Photoshop. Looking forward to another night if the weather cooperates.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our time under the Northern Lights
Definitely a must. This is a very...
Jaime J
, Oct 2017
Definitely a must. This is a very personalized and enjoyable experience. If you think dry when you hear workshop, you'll be pleasantly surprised. You're in the field, immediately. Be flexible with your choice of nights, pics depend on the weather and Aurora's mood.
First of all, the procedures were...
, Apr 2017
First of all, the procedures were simple. Bill, the tour guide, was flexible enough to change the schedule to a different night as long as your schedule allows to maximize the chance of seeing the Aurora, and changes can be easily made and communicated thru text or a simple phone call. As for the tour, Bill brought us 3 of us Bill to a spot where there aren't many, if any other people so that you can focus and enjoy taking your photos of the gorgeous northern light. Our night was supposed to be cloudy, and it was, plus kind of windy and cold in late March, but after 1am it cleared out a bit and we were fortunate enough to witness and see some of them. I truly learned a lot from Bill about photographing the lights and even other photography experience. We had a lot of fun that night sharing some experiences and jokes. I rent the equipments from Bill and the pictures taken from it make me looks like a pro :, and I know close to nothing about photography. I strongly recommend this tour even if you are not a photographer, as you not only can see the light but see it from a photographer's view.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent Tour! Excellent equipment...
Miriam C
, Dec 2016
Excellent Tour! Excellent equipment. We had a great exoerience with Mr Bill. Totally recommended!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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