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March 17 - 23, 2013

Aurora Borealis with Sky Photographer Dennis Mammana

Join sky photographer, Dennis Mammana, in the hot spot for auroras at Chena Hot Springs, Alaska. Located in a 40-square mile geo-thermal resource area, the springs were discovered in 1905 by prospectors. Today Chena offers gold in the form of a dark sky opportunity for the northern lights.

Stars over Yurt

Moonlight Aurora

Your Alaska Tour Includes:

  • Roundtrip air from selected gateways to Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-nights Sophie Station Hotel
  • 3-nights Chena Hot Springs
  • Sightseeing as included in itinerary
    • Fairbanks city tour
    • Skiland Lodge stargazing
    • University of Alaska
    • Soak at the Chena Hot Springs
    • Nightly aurora watch
  • Meals: All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Hosted by lecturer and sky photographer, Dennis Mammana

Aurora Borealis Itinerary:
Sunday, March 17, 2013 • Fairbanks, Alaska
Upon arrival in Fairbanks, you will be met and transferred to the Sophie Station Hotel.
Sophie Station Hotel
Monday, March 18, 2013 • Fairbanks
This morning Dennis Mammana will present a photographic lecture on the aurora borealis. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Fairbanks before driving to Mt. Aurora and Skiland Lodge for dinner and aurora watch.   
Sophie Station Hotel
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 • Fairbanks – Chena Hot Springs
After lunch you will be transferred to Chena Hot Springs, discovered in 1905 by prospectors who soaked to alleviate the pain of rheumatism. The hot springs are located in a 40-square mile geo-thermal resource area. The water flows from the hot springs at 156 degrees and must be cooled before stepping in this rejuvenating mineral bath. Late night viewing the aurora borealis.  
Chena Hot Springs
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Chena Hot Springs
Plenty of time to rest and go through your photos with expert, Dennis Mammana, before the aurora hunt tonight.   
Chena Hot Springs
Thursday, March 21, 2013 • Chena Hot Springs
Morning at leisure but there are many activities at Chena to enjoy: dog kennel tour, dog sled ride, ice-museum, spa or horse drawn sleigh ride. Aurora watch tonight.   
Chena Hot Springs
Friday, March 22, 2013 • Chena Hot Springs – Fairbanks
Late morning lecture by Dennis Mammana before check-out and return to Fairbanks for the night. Aurora watch tonight.   
Sophie Station Hotel
Saturday, March 23, 2013 • Fairbanks – Homeward
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.