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Northern Lights Tour at the Murphy Dome

by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Escape the city lights of Fairbanks and North Pole with a short ride to Murphy Dome Air Force Station for optimal views of the Aurora Borealis. Witness ruby and emerald waves of light dance across the sky as your tour guide shares stories of native folklore.

Wear warm layered clothing along with gloves and a winter cap as temperatures easily dip below zero degrees Fahrenheit (minus 18 C) at night. Rendezvous with your professional guide at your hotel lobby, and then hop on a shuttle van en route to Murphy Dome Air Force Station, located 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fairbanks. This convenient destination is far enough to avoid the light pollution of the cities, yet only a short ride away.

The retired air force station was once the primary base for the 531st Aircraft Control and Warning Group during the Cold War. Today, it is a long range radar facility for the Alaska NORAD Region, but most of the campus was transformed into a public recreational area.

Your guide provides hot drinks and snacks to help brave the cold. Don’t forget to bring a camera and tripod to capture memories of the mystical Northern Lights. After a few hours enjoying the splendor of the night sky, your guide concludes the tour with a return trip to your hotel.

!! Note: We cannot guarantee the Northern Lights sighting. It is a natural phenomena and is difficult to predict and cannot be controlled. The Murphy Dome is an area and not a building. !!

Escape the city lights of Fairbanks and North Pole with a short ride to Murphy Dome Air Force Station for optimal views of the Aurora Borealis. Witness ruby and emerald waves of light dance across the sky as your tour guide shares stories of native folklore.

Wear warm layered clothing along with gloves and a winter cap as temperatures easily dip below zero degrees Fahrenheit (minus 18 C) at night. Rendezvous with your professional guide at your hotel lobby, and then hop on a shuttle van en route to Murphy Dome Air Force Station, located 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fairbanks. This convenient destination is far enough to avoid the light pollution of the cities, yet only a short ride away.

The retired air force station was once the primary base for the 531st Aircraft Control and Warning Group during the Cold War. Today, it is a long range radar facility for the Alaska NORAD Region, but most of the campus was transformed into a public recreational area.

Your guide provides hot drinks and snacks to help brave the cold. Don’t forget to bring a camera and tripod to capture memories of the mystical Northern Lights. After a few hours enjoying the splendor of the night sky, your guide concludes the tour with a return trip to your hotel.

!! Note: We cannot guarantee the Northern Lights sighting. It is a natural phenomena and is difficult to predict and cannot be controlled. The Murphy Dome is an area and not a building. !!

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Northern Lights Tour at the Murphy Dome

Activity Location

Fairbanks Hotel Pickup

Fairbanks 99709

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Fairbanks Hotel Pickup

    Fairbanks 99709

  • North Pole Hotel Pickup

    North Pole 99705


Highlights

  • Chance to view the Northern Lights from Murphy Dome

  • Short & comfortable commute from Fairbanks & North Pole

  • Insightful narrative from a professional tour guide

  • Grand snow capped landscapes illuminated by the night sky

  • Photo opportunity to capture memories of Aurora Borealis


Inclusions

  • Guided sightseeing tour of the Northern Lights from Murphy Dome Air Force Station

  • Hot drinks and snacks

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Fairbanks or North Pole hotel (within city limits)

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are not allowed.

  • To operate the tour we need a minimum on guests. In case the minimum is not reached and we have to cancel the tour, you will get a 100% refund.

  • Maximum group size is 16 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Fairbanks and North Pole hotels. (within city limits) Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


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