The Aurora Chasers Tour
Monday to Saturday (September, October, February and March)
Your Hotel in Fairbanks
Your Hotel in Fairbanks
This 6 hour workshop night tour is for those who want the true experience of Aurora Chasing the way we do it. Meet you guide when he picks you up from your hotel in Fairbanks. For this workshop tour, we'll take you out to one of our favorite remote locations and help you come back with incredible photos.
You'll learn why we refer to it as "chasing the lights" and "Aurora Chasing" as we use multiple data sources to determine the best Aurora watching location based on Aurora activity and weather conditions. Once we determine the ideal location, we'll take you out to one of the same locations you'll find in many of our photos. We may even photograph with a handful of professional "Aurora Chasers" as we often shoot together in groups.
This tour is for those who want the true experience of Aurora Chasing the way we do it. That said, it is recommended that you be comfortable hiking short distances in deep snow in extreme cold climate conditions for extended periods of time as we often venture away from the vehicle in pursuit of good images. For those still wishing to join this tour that are not able to hike, you will be able to stay near the warm van if you like.
Hot Cocoa, tea and Coffee will be provided but you may wish to bring along snacks and energy drinks to fuel you for the long night. Most places we go, we are out in remote locations away from amenities so please plan accordingly. By the end you will be taken back to your hotel.
*If you plan to photograph with us, please be sure to review the required gear and ensure you have everything you need. We now have a limited supply of rental items available for your convenience. You'll find the selection on our rental gear page. https://www.ronnmurrayphoto.com
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||295.00 (USD)|
- Hot Beverages.
- Aurora Portraits.
- Photography Workshop.
- Do not wear cotton.
- It is recommended that you be comfortable hiking short distances in deep snow in extreme cold climate conditions for extended periods of time as we often venture away from the vehicle in pursuit of good images.
- For those still wishing to join this tour that are not able to hike, you will be able to stay near the warm van if you like.
Due to the natural elements involved and the small personal nature of our company, we have a no cancellation policy except in the case of extremely severe weather which prohibits safe travel.
If such an event occurs and we are not able to take you on your tour, you will get a full refund or the choice of another tour if available.
We do not cancel for cloudy skies or lack of Aurora.
There are no refunds or exchanges for lack of Aurora sightings as this is nature and beyond our control.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a different price for non-photographers?
As we designed our tours to be small and personal, ensuring that we're able to deliver a personal experience to each of our guests, we have a very limited availability. Therefore, someone joining the tour as a non-photographer will be taking the seat of a photographer that would otherwise be going and as such we are not able to give a discount for non-photographers.
Do I have to be a photographer to join the tours?
You do not need to be a photographer to enjoy our tours. Whether you're a 30-year veteran photographer or a complete novice renting a camera system and taking photos for the first time, we'll help you set up the camera and make great aurora images. You can also join without photography equipment and still have a great experience. Regardless of your situation, we'll make some nice "Aurora Portraits" of you in front of the Northern Lights provided the Aurora cooperates. We do ask that if you join this tour as a non-photographer you keep in mind that the experience is photography oriented and as such, we will be spending time to make great photos and photographers don't like to be rushed. Please also be considerate that using a light of any kind will ruin photos for those with cameras. But we'll talk about that in more detail on the tours.