Planning Your Trip to Fairbanks


  1.  Check the Weather -- Our neighbor has an official weather station:

  2. Aurora Forecast-- Check the forecast with the university's Geophysical Institute:

  3. Plan Other Winter Activities--

    1. Our friend and fellow wilderness guide Dave Shaw offers wonderful aurora tours and photography lessons.  We can do combined tours with him so you can get photos of you on a dogsled under the aurora (ideally).  Check him out at

    2. Our friend Mary Shields offers a great tour of her kennel and talk about her mushing career (she was the first woman to complete the iditarod) and her cabin is the coziest spot around-

    3. Go ice skating at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area (free, call 907 459 1070 for details) of the outdoor rink at the Big Dipper ice arena where you can rent skates for just $3 :)

  4. Recommended Restaurants--

    1. We love Lemongrass Thai Food for really good Thai food made with local ingredients-

    2. We also recommend Bobby's Greek food downtown, they've got a heated copper bar perfect for cold nights

    3. For a true musher experience, head to Ivory Jacks Bar in the heart of Goldstream Valley

  5. If we're booked-- We recommend our friend and mentor Anita Fowler's business, Sirius Sled Dogs for dogsled rides aurora tours, and cuddling the cutest puppies around-  For photography tours we recommend Dave Shaw's custom photography and aurora tours.  Check him out at