I will be visiting Fairbanks in mid and late February. The main purpose is to see the northern lights. If you’ve got any recommendations for companies or businesses for other touristy/“must see” things, I’d love to hear them.
I’m thinking of including dog sledding and an Arctic Circle (very long!) day trip. I’m also open to other suggestions on how to fill the 7 days (as in daytime hours) I’m there. I’m only in Fairbanks for that long period of time because I am trying to get at least some lights viewing, though I’m very aware of how Mother Nature works!
Are down jackets and snow boots absolutely necessary at that time of year? I’ve visited Mt Everest Base Camp and Antarctica with neither, and both of those destinations were very cold/windy most days. I used Scarpa hiking boots, thermal wear, fleece and GoreTex jackets.