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Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour

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    What to Expect
    The Aurora Borealis, famously known as the Northern Lights, have long captured the imagination of explorers, writers, and visitors to the far northern latitudes near the arctic circle. Caused by the interaction of solar radiation with the Earth's ozone layer, the lights shimmer and radiate a pale green majesty rarely visible outside the cool, dry nights of a northern winter. Now it's your turn to explore these phenomena for yourself.

    Your Aurora tour and photography workshop starts at 9:00 p.m. with a pick-up in the Fairbanks-area B&B, Vacation Rental, or Hotel. After meeting your guide and the rest of your group, you will head out of town for a short drive away from the light pollution of Fairbanks and out to the quiet, dry calm of a late fall or winter evening. Along the way, your guide may begin mentoring on camera settings. Or will share insider knowledge of Fairbanks history, Alaskan trivia, and animals that call the region home. 

    Once you arrive at your destination, you may spend several hours attempting to capture the beauty of the evening sky. Although hard to predict and not always visible, your guide will help position you for the best opportunities to see and photograph this once in a lifetime view. Along with helping you dial in and position your camera, your guide will teach you methods to maximize your exposure and best utilize the tools at your disposal. If you have the proper DSLR equipment, camera, and tripod, you can learn to capture the best views of the evening the sky. Otherwise, your guide is happy to rent you all the equipment you will need for a successful evening.. He or she will also provide your choice of hot beverage such as hot cocoa, tea, or coffee to keep you warm during cool evening temperatures.

    After approximately three hours enjoying a breathtaking canvas of bright stars and evening colors, your guide will return you to Fairbanks for an early morning drop off back at your hotel or rental before 3:00 a.m. within a normal nights activity. Guests should note that if the Aurora comes out later that the tour will most likely go a little longer and your return times might vary depending on the conditions. As well as the distance to find clear conditions can add to the length of our night out.
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    Departure Point
    Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Traveler pickup is offered
    If we cannot get to your location in the hills due to driving conditions then we will advise a location for pickup and drop.
    Departure Time
    9:00 PM
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • 6-hour Northern Lights viewing and photography workshop tour
    • Camera, tripod, lenses (if option selected)
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from select Fairbanks locations
    • Driver/guide
    • Gourmet coffee, home made hot cocoa, hot apple cider, hot water for tea
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Camera and equipment (if option not selected)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I made a last minute booking and Bill was kind enough to accommodate. And I'm so glad I went! He was such a fun host, so even though much of it was waiting for the Aurora to come up, it was great. He's also very accommodating with our requests, and really showed expertise with
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Enjoyed or time under a little Aurora. Come back for more in the future.
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    Went on an Aurora run with Mr. Bill last night. It was a slow night so I got my own personal aurora tour guide. I was surprised that we went out with only 1 person because a different outfit had canceled me for the same reason. Glad I found SkyFire. I'm already an experienced
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Enjoyed our time together and hope you return in the future. It is always a pleasure to have other experienced Aurora hunters
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    Mr. Bill was an excellent host for the night- he was relaxed, informative, helpful and very considerate. His photography hints were very useful, and among our group of differing abilities, he was very patient and catered easily to the spread of experiences. His van might not be
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    I thoroughly enjoyed our night out Ivan. Hurry back for more Alaskan adventure.
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    Bill is a true professional and a very knowledgeable photographer. He is a Jack of all Trades who know much more about photography than simply shooting Aurora. He is professional, courteous and honest. If you are a newcomer, he will treat you right and give you the best
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour
    Responded 23 Sep. 2019
    Enjoyed our evening out and welcome you back anytime.
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    There are no words to express how thankful we are to have chosen Sky Fire In Focus Tours for our trip to Fairbanks! Mr. Bill has the amazing combination of expertise in photographing the Aurora, using the predictions for the strength of the Aurora each night, a commitment to
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    Response from SIFtour, Owner at Aurora Northern Lights Photography Workshop & Tour
    Responded 4 May 2019
    Truely a pleasure to enjoy our gift in the sky with you both for a couple nights during you stay. Enjoy those photos and the memories that last a lifetime.
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