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Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome provided by Alaska-Wildlife-Guide - Day Tours

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Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome

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  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
To be in compliance with the CDC and the State of Alaska: We recommend that guests provide their own face masks and hand sanitizer. We also urge you to review the updated Health Mandate 10.1 regarding interstate and international travel at www.covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Fairbanks
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    Murphy Dome
    Stop: 5 hours
    Join us on our tour to one of the most famous Northern Lights viewing spots in and around, located north northwest of Fairbanks, Murphy Dome. Today Murphy Dome Air Force Station (elevation 2930 feet) is a closed United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station. We will leave the city lights behind us in our spacious vans ensuring each guests comfort. Highlights: Travel to Murphy Dome (20 miles west north-west of Fairbanks, was once an Air Force Station, today still in use as a Long Distance Radar Station) Murphy Dome climbs to 2.930 feet (880 meter) above sea level View the breathtaking Northern Lights dance across the sky (360 degree view) Enjoy the opportunity to photograph the Northern Lights for everlasting memories Note: We cannot guarantee the Northern Lights sightings. It is a natural phenomena, which is difficult to predict and impossible to control. Please also note, that the Murphy dome is not a building. This also means that there are no restroom facilities available.
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • food
  • Restrooms
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear appropriate warm winter clothes
  • We provide hot drinks during the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are no restroom facilities available
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeep4fun wrote a review Sep 2020
Perdido Key, Florida114 contributions64 helpful votes
Watching the sunset at midnight was pretty awesome for Florida residents. Unfortunately by the time the sun set where it was dark enough to see the northern lights, the clouds had moved in so the northern lights could not be seen. That's weather though. The tour was still
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded 12 Sep 2020
Thank you for writing. Yes, Alaska always has a surprise up her sleeve.
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My Info S wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
We got a great driver she was nice. we just paid $95 to sit in a van, I wished that if you didn't see the lights they would reschedule for another day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Hello from North Pole, we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your tour. Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee the Northern Lights sightings, because it is a natural phenomenon, which can't be predicted due to the fast changing weather conditions here in Alaska. Even if we check the weather forecast now, it can look very different in the next hour. However, we are glad that you got to see the Northern Lights on your tour and did not have to worry about this. We hope that you had a great visit to our beautiful state. Kind regards, your AWG team.
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Bob G wrote a review Mar 2020
Orlando, Florida16 contributions20 helpful votes
Our tour guide Grace made this a valable experience for me. Although it turned out to be a cloudy, snowy evening, she taught me so much practical information about the northern lights. The weather conditions made it impossible to see the northern lights, but Grace taught me
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded 4 May 2020
Glad you enjoyed your Tour, Grace, and the learning experience.
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Jamaal A wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland, Oregon3 contributions3 helpful votes
Let me do you a favor and save you the time of looking at other Northern Light Tour options. Because this was absolutely the best possible tour we could have gone on. My wife and I got married the previous weekend and came to Alaska for our honeymoon, and it couldn’t have been
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded 4 May 2020
Thank you for your very kind remarks. We're still here when you're ready to come back.
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Purva wrote a review Feb 2020
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A very warm, probably the nicest guy you'll ever meet, will come pick you up from your hotel. Our driver Bob, was extremely courteous, he even brought a small stool for us to get off and on the van. The van is of medium size, about 8 to 10 seater. However Bob told us they
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Rainer Z, Owner at Northern Lights Viewing at Murphy Dome
Responded 4 May 2020
Glad you enjoyed your Tour. Thanks.
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Must try
It was really fun and exciting. Jarod was informative and good person to have as a guide. Helps you out if you need
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Riding the snow
Wonderful experience. Loved the ride nice view. Guide was really helpful. Looking forward to come next time.
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Amazing experience!
Amazing experience! One of the coolest things I have done in my life. Jarod, our guide was simply excellent: extrem
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Amazing! Must-do
They are open for the 2020/2021 season and following all of the safety measures for covid! I have no words to descr
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Amazing experience!!
Jarod was a great guide and an awesome support in this experience!! Amazing team, great gear and definitely looking
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Awesome Snowmobile Tour
We booked a 1 hour snowmobile tour with this agency. Rainer was our guide tour who showed us around in the wildlife
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Great experience!
First time to try snowmobile. Really great experience! The sunset looks so nice! Thanks Jarod for guiding us!
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amazing tour
Greatest Trip ever! Jarod is our guide and he is the best! The sunset is awesome among the forest and snow.
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Wonderful trip
It’s definitely a unique experience in my life. Really beautify view along the trip. Jarad is a great guide!
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Snowmobile during covid 19
Its is open during covid 19 and its safe and clean. We had so much fun riding with Jarod! The sunset was so pretty
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Best experience ever
One of the best experiences ever ! I loved it. We had the best tour guide. Thanks Caleb, you are the best !!
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First experience with snowmobile
It has been a really awesome adventure in the middle of snow and forest. The trip works best in today’s temperature
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Amazing tour
Jarod is our tour guide and he is amazing!!! Love the twilight scene! The hosts are so welcoming and it feels like
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I highly recommend this activity
I highly recommend this activity to all of you guys. people there are very nice and helpful. If I could stay more
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Amazing snowmobile ride!
It was amazing to have the snowmobile ride with Jarod. He’s super nice and helpful! The view was so beautiful and w
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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