"Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights" Top 5 Page for this destination Fairbanks Things to Do Tip by Scandic

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  Auroras above the Bartlett hall.
by Scandic

Most tourist visit in Alaska at summer time, when it is light and warm. But there is a one thing in the winter time that really shines, auroras. The town of Fairbanks is quite small, so there is not city lights to disturb the views to the sky. So in the clear night, there is no reason that you won't see the auroras.
And if some reason or another you'll miss them, wonderful sky full of star can compare it. Big Dipper which exists also in the Alaska's State Flag is pretty 'near' here.

Directions: From the university it is easy to see auroras in a clear fall/winter night.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 6, 2004
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