Aurora Borealis Photography Tour in Fairbanks
Discover the marvelous Aurora Borealis on a once-in-a-lifetime photography tour. Head out into the wild to capture this natural light show with the help of a professional photographer.
What You Will Do
- Venture beyond the confines of Fairbanks to enjoy a picture-perfect view of the Northern Lights
- Watch the Northern Lights dance in the night sky on an unforgettable tour that encourages your sense of wonder
- Make memories that last a lifetime when you snap stunning photos: Get helpful advice from a professional photographer for amazing results
- Sip gourmet coffee, hot chocolate or herbal tea while you look up at the colorful sky
- Transportation to and from your place of stay
- Experienced guide and photographer
- A warm beverage
Bring your own DSLR camera with manual capable settings or rent one from the tour provider. Also bring or rent a sturdy tripod with a ball-head and extra batteries. Please dress warmly in clothing rated well below 0 or colder. Bring a zip-lock bag large enough for your camera and lens. Consider bringing a moisture collecting damp-rid and a remote shutter.
Full refunds are provided when weather and road conditions do not allow us to safely operate any of our tours. Full refund provided for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance; 50 percent fee for cancellations made within 48 hours of tour. Reschedule offered for free.
- 22 Ratings
Bill Heath, was a very knowledgeable photographer. He took us to interesting sites to photograph the Aurora Borealis and made it a fun time. His helped us with our camera settings and checked after a couple test shots that our images were sharp. Lots of fun with great results! Thank you Mr. Bill.
Mr Bill expertise and attentiveness made my Aurora tour with SkyFire in Focus a very memorable one.
Bill was amazing to say the least. He went to all lengths to never be late, watch the forecast for best nights/ times to see the aurora, was very entertaining and personable, made sure we were warm in the van. My now fiancé and I went on the tour just to see the lights and I planned on popping the question and with the help of bill to capture the moment under the stars. We saw the lights for 10 minutes out of three nights :/ just the luck of the draw but bill welcomed us the extra two nights free of charge. If you want to see the lights sign up for this tour because bill wants you to see the lights! - jeremy
Spitfire tours provided my wife and I a once in a lifetime experience. Bill went out of his way to find the best viewing site possible and he ensured that we took the best pictures possible. I highly recommend thks tour !
Mr. Bill was very will informed on aurora forecasts and got us to a very good viewing area. He was very informative on camera settings and lenses. If you are looking for a professional and interesting tour guide, Mr. Bill is whom you want.
We had a great experience with Mr. Bill! On the night we were originally scheduled to go out, Bill advised us that the conditions were not ideal and strongly suggested that we go out the following day or later in the week as the conditions were expected to improve. We decided to take Bill’s advice and go out the following night since we were flying out that next morning on an early flight. In the beginning the aurora activity was limited, but we kept our patience and remained entertained by many of Bill’s stories and warm with his delicious homemade hot chocolate. We eventually saw the aurora and were able to capture some nice photos. Bill was very helpful in teaching us how to adjust the camera settings and find the best places to see the aurora. This was a very memorable experience for us that we’ll never forget. We’re so glad we chose to go with Mr. Bill!
We had a great time with Bill, we thank him for his patience and knowledge, not only gave us his personal recommendation for good restaurants, good local coffee spots, he also showed us the great spirits when it comes to the topics of good food and nature, which let us to a nice hot pot dinner together, that was a very nice meal, thanks Bill!! Even though we didn't get to see Aurora which is a bummer, but I would totally book our next tour with Bill, he will be your go-to guide in Fairbanks, because its the person who you share your memories that matter!! We are extremely satisfied with Bill's service and honesty!! Thanks again my friend, we will see u next time when you visit LA :)
Such a great trip! Thanks to Mr. Bill for the amazing tour and his stories! He is a great guide who would recommend the best day to see the northern light. We spent three days in Fairbanks, but the day we planned to go out had little chance to see the northern light. Mr. Bill told us the weather forecast two days before and recommended to change the day according to our plan. Finally, we saw amazing aurora light with nice weather. Recommend this tour with Mr. Bill:)
This was an outstanding experience. Bill is a very charming, knowledgeable and “customer-First” leader who helped us get most for our money by diverting us to the best possible date for an aurora viewing. He took us to the perfect spot - and then helped everyone capture the best photography - either by guiding them with their equipment or taking a spectacular portrait with his equipment which he promptly sent the next day. Along with the tasty hot drinks - hit chocolate is the way to go - this was a joy from start to finish. If you want to maximize your odds of seeeing and capturing the mystical Northern Lights, then you can not afford to leave Fairbanks without doing this highly, highly recommended tour.
I had a great time out chasing the Aurora with Bill. We weren't very successful because of cloud coverage but Bill went above and beyond trying to find an opening for us and gave me a good tutorial on how to set up my camera. I will be back to try again in the next few months... :-)
Out of all the things a tourist can choose to do while in Fairbanks, there is absolutely no better choice than spending an evening with Bill and SkyFire in Focus, I learned so much about photography and the Aurora! There was even time to learn about the history of the city and Alaska! The hospitality and personal attention is amazing. The quality is extraordinary and the memories are quite literally, out of this world!