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February 28 - March 6, 2014
March 6 - 12, 2014

Aurora Borealis with Sky Photographer Dennis Mammana

Join sky photographer, Dennis Mammana, in the hot spot for auroras at Chena Hot Springs, Alaska. Located in a 40-square mile geo-thermal resource area, the springs were discovered in 1905 by prospectors. Today Chena offers gold in the form of a dark sky opportunity for the northern lights.

Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, AK March 17, 2013

Moonlight Aurora

Your Alaska Tour Includes:

  • Roundtrip air from Seattle to Fairbanks, Alaska
  • 3-nights Sophie Station Hotel
  • 3-nights Chena Hot Springs
  • Airport/hotel transfers
  • Sightseeing as included in itinerary
    • Fairbanks city tour
    • Skiland Lodge stargazing
    • University of Alaska
    • Soak at the Chena Hot Springs
    • Nightly aurora watch
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Hosted by popular lecturer and sky photographer, Dennis Mammana

Aurora Borealis Itinerary:
February 28 - March 6, 2014
March 6 - 12, 2014

Day 1 • Fairbanks, Alaska
Upon arrival in Fairbanks, you will be met and transferred to the Sophie Station Hotel.
Wedgewood Lodge
Day 2 • Fairbanks
This morning Dennis Mammana will present a photographic lecture on the aurora borealis. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Fairbanks before driving to Mt. Aurora and Skiland Lodge for dinner and aurora watch.   
Wedgewood Lodge

Stars over Yurt

Day 3 • Fairbanks – Chena Hot Springs
After lunch you will be transferred to Chena Hot Springs, discovered in 1905 by prospectors who soaked to alleviate the pain of rheumatism. The hot springs are located in a 40-square mile geo-thermal resource area. The water flows from the hot springs at 156 degrees and must be cooled before stepping in this rejuvenating mineral bath. Late night viewing the aurora borealis.  
Chena Hot Springs
Day 4 • Chena Hot Springs
Plenty of time to rest and go through your photos with expert, Dennis Mammana, before the aurora hunt tonight.   
Chena Hot Springs
Day 5 • Chena Hot Springs
Morning at leisure but there are many activities at Chena to enjoy: dog kennel tour, dog sled ride, ice-museum, spa or horse drawn sleigh ride. Aurora watch tonight.   
Chena Hot Springs
Day 6 • Chena Hot Springs – Fairbanks
Late morning lecture by Dennis Mammana before check-out and return to Fairbanks for the night. Aurora watch tonight.   
Wedgewood Lodge
Day 7 • Fairbanks – Homeward
Transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.