Aurora viewing

Best Fairbanks Aurora Viewing Spots + Exciting New Press!

What Makes a Good Aurora Viewing Spot? When choosing a location for Aurora viewing, you want to keep a few things in mind to ensure that you are getting the best of the displays and staying comfortable in this cold winter environment. Below we will list some important qualities and 3 of our favorite spots. No Light Pollution The best …

Aurora viewing

Why Aurora Viewing is Awesome in Fairbanks + “Trip of the Week” Feature!

Now is the Best Time for Aurora Viewing Locals often say that if you stay in Fairbanks for three nights or more, you have an 80% chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. We have been running our six night Northern Lights tours for years, and seen incredible displays on nearly every single trip. Most tours actually get multiple nights of …

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5 Northern Lights Travel Tips

We love trading travel tips with fellow adventurers. In “olden times,” (a.k.a. 15 years ago) these tips were usually exclusive to word of mouth or travel guides, but now a wealth of information is online. SmarterTravel.com compiles travel information for that very reason. Everything from packing tips to travel advisories can be found here, and they recently featured the Northern …

Alaska for Nature Lovers

About Travel: Alaska for Nature Lovers

Experiential Travel A shift is happening in travel; More people are choosing to spend their vacation time and resources on experiences rather than gimmicks. “You may have heard the buzzword phrase “experiential travel,” which basically means trips that focus more on connecting with a place or with the locals, or on a personalized and immersive journey aimed at teaching you …

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Press: The Travel Wrap & Alaska Packing List

See the Northern Lights “We’re officially in Northern Lights season, so if this spectacular phenomenon is on your bucket list, you’ve got until March to head north.” Writer Maggie O’Sullivan of The Travel Wrap Company urges customers to Look North This Winter and see the northern lights. We’re thankful to be included in her list of global tours that chase …

Best time to see the aurora borealis

Boston Globe Feature: Go “There” With Gondwana

Northern Lights Ecotour We’re thankful to have been featured on the “Here, there and everywhere” travel column by the Boston Globe again. This is the second time that we’ve been included as a “There” destination for their readers. Writer Necee Regis describes this adventure in a nutshell: “Photograph the Aurora Borealis at night under the massive Alaskan sky with the …

Northern Lights Ecotour

Chris Cruises Feature: Northern Lights Ecotour

Small Group Travel Though blogger Chris Owen usually reviews cruise vacations, this time he has covered a land-based tour: Gondwana’s Northern Lights Ecotour. The northern lights can be seen from many places in the far northern hemisphere, by land and by sea. However, a crowded cruise is no match for Gondwana’s style of small group travel. As Chris states, “Gondwana …

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Modern Traveler Feature: Photographing the Aurora

After a vacation is over, photos are the best way to relive your travel experiences. Gondwana founder, Jared Sternberg, has photographed his worldwide travels for years and knows the importance of capturing special moments. In Modern Traveler’s feature of our Northern Lights Ecotour, they focus on the natural and cultural wonders that will provide jaw-dropping pictures. Photographing the Aurora As …

Best time to see the aurora borealis

When to See the Northern Lights

Best Time to See Aurora Borealis Simply put, the best time to see the aurora borealis is during cold months. This time usually ranges from September to March. Areas near the magnetic north pole see the most brilliant displays, which become more intense as the temperature drops. Although the aurora technically occurs year-round, dark, cold night skies provide the best …

Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights

In Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights?

In which countries can you see the northern lights? The northern lights can be seen from many countries in the northern hemisphere, some with more success than others. Depending on weather, darkness, cloud cover, and solar wind activity (among other natural factors) the northern lights can be seen in some surprising places. The Auroral Oval Perhaps the most interesting factor …