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northern lights

los angeles
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northern lights


We would love to see the northern lights. we are in the planning stages now and are TOTALLY flexible about dates and place. i get the impression that june is too late to see them. if you were planning a weekend to see the aurora, when would you go and where would you stay? thank you!

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1. Re: northern lights

It has to be dark, cold and clear. I would go to Chena Hot Springs in January, which I have done. The ice palace they built a couple years ago was really awesome.Make sure to bring really warm clothes. It was -20.

Fairbanks, Alaska
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2. Re: northern lights

March is the best month to see them. The Fairbanks area or others farther north is better. Most people come to Fairbanks as they are not prepared for bush travel.