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Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge

Aurora Viewing at Bettles Lodge

2 nights from
AU$2,035 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Aurora Viewing
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Bettles Lodge
  • Travel From
    01 Oct 2019
  • Travel Until
    14 Apr 2020
2 nights from
AU$2,035 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Aurora Viewing
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Bettles Lodge
  • Travel From
    01 Oct 2019
  • Travel Until
    14 Apr 2020
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 2-night accommodationActivityActivity Aurora Borealis viewingInclusionInclusion Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles LodgeInclusionInclusion Arctic gear, including snow boots, mittens, warmers and moreMealsMeals All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacksTourTour Bettles village tour, cross-country skiing & guided snowshoe excursions

Summary

Get to witness the most spectacular phenomenon on Earth, the Aurora Borealis, at the historic Bettles Lodge, located directly under the Auroral Band where the highest Aurora activity in the northern hemisphere takes place. Travel to Bettles, home of the Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, via a scenic flight over the stunning Yukon region and Arctic Circle.

Whilst waiting for the beautiful Aurora or Northern Lights to paint the cloud-free night sky, enjoy a tour around a secluded village or relax in a warming cabin, sipping hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. During the day, you may enjoy winter activities at your own pace, such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Departure dates: Daily, 1 October 2019 to 14 April 2020

Highlights

  • Lodge located in one of the best places to witness the Aurora Borealis
  • No light pollution around the cabin (clear skies mean optimal chances of viewing the Aurora)
  • Snowshoeing or cross-country skiing

Inclusions

  • Lodging in a standard room with shared bathroom or a Jacuzzi room with private bath
  • Village Tour
  • Cross-country skiing (ski boots, skis, and poles included)
  • Guided snowshoe excursions (snowshoes included)
  • Nightly Aurora viewing (Transfers included)
  • Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles Lodge
  • Evening bonfires
  • Dry sauna
  • Arctic gear: Parkas, snow pants, snow boots, mittens, face masks, and hats, plus complimentary hand and feet warmers
  • 3 meals per day, starting with lunch or dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast or lunch on the last day, plus snacks and soft drinks

Itinerary

Day 1, Fairbanks - Bettles Lodge
Make your own way to the East Ramp of the Fairbanks Airport. Check-in is required about 1 hour prior to flight departure. The scheduled flights to Bettles are in the morning or mid-day, please check by calling Bettles Lodge the day prior to arrival. Depart Fairbanks on your scenic flight to Bettles Lodge (approximately 1 hour) over the Yukon River and above the Arctic Circle with experienced and knowledgeable Alaskan pilots. The Bettles Lodge staff will greet you at the airplane to take your luggage and show you to the lodge for check in. Once checked-in, you will be escorted by your knowledgeable guide, for a tour around the Village of Bettles. Bettles is isolated from the outside most of the year, with only an ice road two months in the winter. Find some peace away from cell phone service and the electronic world to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the wilderness. After dinner, guests can relax while waiting for the Aurora Borealis at the lodge or Aurora viewing cabin.

Day 2, Bettles Lodge
Today, breakfast will be between 8:00 am and 9:30 am. After breakfast, enjoy a guided snowshoe excursion or a self-guided cross country ski around the lodge. Lunch will be served between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. In the evening, enjoy a bonfire out by the fire pit. Dinner will be served between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Guests will have time at leisure to enjoy the Aurora Borealis.

Day 3, Bettles Lodge - Fairbanks
Today, breakfast will be between 8:00 am and 9:30 am. You will depart the lodge for your scenic flight to Fairbanks. On your return flight, you will take the morning or afternoon flight and will return by approximately 1:00 pm or 5:00 pm. Please plan accordingly for your connecting flights in Fairbanks. As occasional extreme weather can delay flights, it is suggested that any tight connections are not made when returning through Fairbanks.

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Your Accommodation

Bettles Lodge

Venture into Alaska's pristine wilderness and stay in a cosy cabin at Bettles Lodge, set in the foothills of Brooks Range.

 
Accommodation Details »
  • Location ideal for Aurora viewing
  • Jacuzzi
  • Close to Brooks Range
  • Location ideal for Aurora viewing
  • Jacuzzi
  • Close to Brooks Range

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