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Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome provided by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours

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Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome

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  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
To be in compliance with the CDC and the State of Alaska: We recommend that guests provide their own face masks and hand sanitizer. We also urge you to review the updated Health Mandate 10.1 regarding interstate and international travel at www.covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/.
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Fairbanks
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    Murphy Dome
    Stop: 5 hours
    Join us on our tour to one of the most famous Northern Lights viewing spots in and around, located north northwest of Fairbanks, Murphy Dome. Today Murphy Dome Air Force Station (elevation 2930 feet) is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. We will leave the city lights behind us in our spacious vans ensuring each guests comfort. Highlights: Travel to Murphy Dome (20 miles west north-west of Fairbanks, was once an Air Force Station, today still in use as a Long Distance Radar Station) Murphy Dome climbs to 2.930 feet (880 meter) above sea level View the breathtaking Northern Lights dance across the sky (360 degree view) Enjoy the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights for everlasting memories Note: We cannot guarantee the Northern Lights sightings. It is a natural phenomena, which is difficult to predict and impossible to control. Please also note, that the Murphy dome is not a building. This also means that there are no restroom facilities available.
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Restrooms
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear appropriate warm winter clothes
  • We provide hot drinks during the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are no restroom facilities available
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
43Reviews
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Gabrielle R wrote a review Feb. 7
27 contributions7 helpful votes
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Caleb, our incredible guide picked us up when almost all other companies cancelled due to snow. We made it just beyond the weather and saw the moth incredible Aurora display of my entire life! Caleb took us several places on our Northern Lights Chasing Adventure. He was so
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Evan Yang wrote a review Dec. 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
Bob is very knowledgeable on the northern light & the constellation. He found an excellent spot and moved the vehicle to block the wind for us while waiting for the lights. The van was clean and well heated. Several selection of the hot drinks were generously provided and snacks
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded Jan. 15, 2021
Thank you for joining us for the Murphy Dome tour. We are glad you had a great time and were able to see the Aurora. We hope to see you again!
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Winston C wrote a review Dec. 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Bob is the best! We enjoy his company... GREAT TOUR GUIDE! Good driving, knowledgeable. Very nice guy. My daughter loved Bob. Thank you.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded Jan. 15, 2021
Thank you for joining us at Murphy Dome. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Bob and hope to see you again!
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Jeep4fun wrote a review Sep. 2020
Perdido Key, Florida114 contributions64 helpful votes
Watching the sunset at midnight was pretty awesome for Florida residents. Unfortunately by the time the sun set where it was dark enough to see the northern lights, the clouds had moved in so the northern lights could not be seen. That's weather though. The tour was still
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded Sep. 12, 2020
Thank you for writing. Yes, Alaska always has a surprise up her sleeve.
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My Info S wrote a review Mar. 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
We got a great driver she was nice. we just paid $95 to sit in a van, I wished that if you didn't see the lights they would reschedule for another day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded Mar. 16, 2020
Hello from North Pole, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your tour. Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee the Northern Lights sightings, because it is a natural phenomenon, which can't be predicted due to the fast changing weather conditions here in Alaska. Even if we check the weather forecast now, it can look very different in the next hour. However, we are glad that you got to see the Northern Lights on your tour and did not have to worry about this. We hope that you had a great visit to our beautiful state. Kind regards, your AWG team.
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It was fun, informative and amazing!!! Caleb is the guy!!!!
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Personable, Patient, & Prompt
Wonderful experience and highly recommend! Caleb was our guide, and he did a great job explaining things as we drov
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WOW!
Caleb was our guide for the Chena Hot Springs / Aurora Tour and he really made the entire experience something spec
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Northern Lights
Awesome experience. We really got to see the Aurora it was literally dancing above us. Thank you Caleb you were the
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Absolutely worth it!
This tour was seriously amazing. We had a very knowledgeable guide. (Caleb) Who was able to talk extensively about
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Great Snowmobile Tour
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Amazing Snowmobile Tour
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AMAZING!
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Awesome!
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  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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