Northern Lights Viewing in Alaska - What to Wear in the Arctic Winter


Amongst the top ten questions to us, 'What clothing is recommended for a northern lights viewing trip to Alaska?', is undoubtedly at the top of the list. In the following article we would like to give our clothing recommendations to the arctic circle adventurers. This is also equally applicable for watching the famous Aurora Borealis, Iditarod Tours or Winter Drives. 

THE WEATHER IN ALASKA

In Alaska we experience Arctic climate. This is characterized by extremely cold winters as well as a relatively short day light hours. In Fairbanks you can expect the same low temperatures in winter as in Barrow in the Arctic which is around  -9,4° F average temperature in January.

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Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska, A Non-Armchair view !


The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is really a reconstruction of the freight route to Nome and commemorates the part that sled dogs played in the settlement of Alaska. You can read more about the history from the Official Iditarod Sled Dog Race website.

Now you are familiar with the background, I would like to share my view on the Iditarod Race and give a glimpse of what you might experience if you chose to attend the race.

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Top Northern Lights Viewing Locations in Alaska


Have you ever seen the sky splattered with iridescent hues of green, orange, purple, or red? A dancing display of spectacular lights weaving in and out of the night sky? If you haven't, make it your life's foremost dream to view the Alaska Northern Lights.

Yes, Alaska's Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis, is an elusive and enigmatic natural phenomenon that most travelers yearn to see.

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