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5 Reasons To Visit the Museum of the North

Voted as one of Alaska’s most popular tourist destinations by USA Today 10 Best Series, the Museum of the North attracts over 90,000 visitors each year. The museum opened in 1929, and houses over 1.5 million artifacts and specimens, which represent millions of years in biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North. Featured image care …

Enjoy an Experience Unlike Any Other at the Running Reindeer Ranch

If you’re planning a trip to see the Northern Lights in Alaska, there are a number of unique activities to choose from. One particularly special experience that is great for any age, is the opportunity to walk with reindeer. If you’re wondering why you should consider visiting a reindeer farm, keep reading to learn more. History of the Running Reindeer …

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Where to Watch the Northern Lights in Fairbanks: A Taste of Alaska Lodge

Family Owned and Operated The story of A Taste of Alaska Lodge first begins when Walter Eberhardt came up to Fairbanks in 1947 from Idaho and homesteaded 160 acres of beautiful wilderness landscape. He turned it into a vegetable and hay farm and built a family home on the property. His son David continued to build on the property, expanding …

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Northern Lights Viewing in Fairbanks: Alaska Grizzly Lodge

More Than Just a Fairbanks Bed and Breakfast Many people find themselves searching for a Fairbanks lodge to watch the Northern Lights, and they just don’t know where to begin. One thing to consider is choosing a location outside of the city so that the light pollution from downtown can’t impact your viewing. The less light, the better your views …

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Sophie Station Suites: One of the Best Hotels in Fairbanks, Alaska

Choosing Hotels Near the Fairbanks, Alaska Airport When you are planning your trip to Fairbanks, you will probably want somewhere comfortable and convenient to relax after your long flight. You might want a hotel that has all the amenities you need so you can take it easy and not have to go into town while you are recovering from a …

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Fall 2017 Aurora Update + Press from Travel & Leisure Magazine

Fall 2017 Aurora Viewing Update from Fairbanks After a 2016-2017 aurora viewing season with a 100% success rate, we weren’t sure what to expect this year. Since this season is one of the last chances to see the Aurora before solar activity declines in the coming years, we were anxious to see what sort of light shows this fall would …

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Meet Our New Northern Lights Guide + Feature in Luxury Travel Mag

Fred Vreeman Joins the Gondwana Team! Meet Fred – an experienced and knowledgeable guide who joined our team earlier this year. He has been living up here since 1978 and has loads of experience that makes him a perfect fit for introducing our guests to life in Alaska. Fred has degrees in Natural Sciences, Sociology and Engineering and worked for …