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We spent a few days in December at Aurora Borealis Lodge for our honeymoon a couple of years ago. To this day it still stands out as one of the highlights of our life!! Mok and his family were so warm and welcoming. We never...More
A great place to go!
Mok and his team are really nice and friendly.
On time pick up from Fairbanks and a very nice lodge: amazing views, comfy sofas, hot drinks.
The windows face north and as there is not lots of light in the...More
I just came back from a trip to Alaska and my experience at Aurora Borealis Lodge made my trip! Mok and crew truly are a delight and do everything possible to make sure you are comfortable! I love that the lodge is kept dark so...More
There are only 4 rooms in the lodge. Each of them have big windows facing north with a big comfy couch in front, so you can enjoy the light show in your panama sipping tea! The owner takes care of every detail of your need...More
I visited the Aurora Borealis Lodge during the night to see the Northern Lights. From the beginning, Mok was great. Always responsive to emails and providing good guidance. As I was not staying at the Lodge, Mok arranged for van pickup from my hotel and...More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the... More
We booked the all inclusive at the Borealis Lodge and really you couldn’t get better food anywhere! It was really healthy and delicious every time. Prepared by professional chefs. We didn’t rent a car and did lots of the activities but the all of them included transport pick up and the drivers know the territory and conditions and we always felt very safe.
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We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I... More
We were there in early March this year (2017) and it was -10 to -30 below zero. We rented an SUV with snow tires and did not have any problems driving to the lodge or elsewhere. The roads were clear (no snow drifts). I understand that it's harder driving if the weather warms up, because then the roads get wet and icy. Take it slow, especially around curves, as once in a while we had a very small amount of slippage. You pass the Alaskan Pipeline on the way out to the lodge and it's worth a stop. Also, there's a microbrewery just off the road (Silver Gulch) which wasn't open when we went through but looks fun. I recommend getting windshield insurance when you rent the car. Windshields get hit with the smallest of rocks and crack very easily up there in the cold. The rental agent told us our SUV already had a small crack so we wouldn't have to buy the extra insurance. That small crack turned into an 18 inch crack by day 4. They also give you an extension cord to plug in the engine when you stop for the night. The lodge has electrical outlets in the parking area so make sure you plug in at night so the engine doesn't freeze. We absolutely loved the Fairbanks area in the winter, and we did see the Aurora Borealis on the three nights we were out in the country (Aurora Borealis Lodge and Taste of Alaska). Have fun!