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Aurora Borealis Viewing and Ice Fishing Adventure provided by Rod's Alaskan Guide Service

Aurora Borealis Viewing and Ice Fishing Adventure

Aurora Borealis Viewing and Ice Fishing Adventure
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Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 30637P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Deluxe fishing cabin with electric and wood stove
  • Hot grilled Reindeer Sausage on bun and drink
  • Your fresh fish, seasoned and cooked
  • Steaming hot cocoa
  • Fishing poles and bait
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chena Lake Recreation Area
Exclusions
  • Fishing license--Can be bought at tour start from guide for $15.00 cash.
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Chena Lake Recreation Area Island View Pavillion, North Pole, AK 99705, USA Please contact us the day prior by email or phone for updated meeting location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Deluxe fishing cabin with electric and wood stove
  • Hot grilled Reindeer Sausage on bun and drink
  • Your fresh fish, seasoned and cooked
  • Steaming hot cocoa
  • Fishing poles and bait
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chena Lake Recreation Area
Exclusions
  • Fishing license--Can be bought at tour start from guide for $15.00 cash.
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Chena Lake Recreation Area Island View Pavillion, North Pole, AK 99705, USA Please contact us the day prior by email or phone for updated meeting location.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 25, 2020
A note from Aurora Borealis Viewing and Ice Fishing Adventure
Safety measures will be updated on 10 Nov 2020, when my adventures reopen.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Chena Lake Recreation Area Island View Pavillion
    North Pole, AK 99705, USA
    Please contact us the day prior by email or phone for updated meeting location.
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    Chena Lake Recreation Area
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    At night your guide will help you catch fish through the ice as we wait for the magical aurora dance. Your guide will help you take pictures of the aurora borealis.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
52 reviews
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Rachel W
Richmond, VA27 contributions
Couples
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our night out ice fishing and seeing the aurora for the first time! Aaron was great at teaching us how to ice fish and alerting us when the aurora was out. We learned a lot about the area and the aurora during our time fishing. The reindeer sausage and cooked fresh fish was a unique experience as our guide cooked it on the wood stove right in front of us. We were also offered hot chocolate and water and there is an outhouse outside. The cabin was cozy for such a cold night (-26!). Aaron informed us that it’s even colder on the lake so be prepared for even colder temperatures than what the weather is calling for. Definitely recommend easy layers as the cabin can be warm and you will be going in and out to check out the sky.

The fish didn’t bite much throughout the night, but we know that things like this cannot be controlled. Nonetheless, fishing helped passed the time as we waited for the aurora. The aurora was absolutely beautiful and worth every penny. There is no light pollution over the lake and we got lucky with a clear sky that night.
Written February 9, 2021
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Rodney P
My ice fishing cabin is located in the perfect place for great aurora viewing--a clear view of the sky without light pollution and only 13 miles from Fairbanks. Thank you for the review.
Written February 10, 2021
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tusqq
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Perfect "Alaska" experience for five friends visiting the Fairbanks area to see the Norther Lights (which we did from outside the fishing cabins on the frozen lake -- just glorious). Fun company in the cabin with several other groups made it feel like a low-key late night party. Much of the credit goes to our guide, Cody, who answered all our questions, helped with our very inexperienced fishing knowledge, beautifully cooked the catch on the woodier stove, and was the perfect host. Very easy to find the place in the dark if you follow their very clear directions. Just a great way to spend an Alaska evening. Don't hesitate.
Written April 1, 2022
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Rodney P
We email the updated ice fishing location meeting point the day prior to your adventure. If you don't receive your "reminder email" please call our office. We move locations throughout the season to stay on fish. Thank you for the review.
Written April 2, 2022
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NorthStar445926
3 contributions
Our evening ice fishing excursion with Clarence was the highlight of our trip in Alaska. When we arrived, Clarence greeted us warmly, and it was clear right off the bat that we were going to have an amazing time. Our cabin collectively ended up catching around 30 fish during the course of the night, in between our aurora viewings, reindeer meat, and excellent conversation. At the end of the evening, Clarence seasoned and cooked the fish that we caught exceptionally well, so that we could all enjoy it. Thank you Clarence for making our trip to Alaska such an unforgettable and amazing experience!
Written March 7, 2022
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Rodney P
Over the past week mother nature has given us some amazing aurora shows. Even on cloudy nights, the weather has cleared a bit so we could watch the magical aurora dance. Thank you for the review.
Written March 8, 2022
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Deedee C
11 contributions
Couples
Our guide clarence was amazing so much fun fishing in a heated cabin and they provide everything. Clearence cooked us reindeer saussge and our fresh fish for us to eat.. great sence of humor and he weathers the cold to see if the northern lights are out for you.. best of the best. Defenitely a high light of our trip. Would do it again for sure. Great for all ages. The northern light were beautiful over the lake. Thanks for such great memories
Written February 22, 2022
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Rodney P
My aurora ice fishing location was chosen for the great aurora views and good fishing. Thank you for the review.
Written February 24, 2022
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Kari J
5 contributions
Family
We went out on a fishing adventure with guide Tim and had a really nice time. He set us up and over the 5 hours we caught about 6 fish and had to throw 2 back. Tim prepared them and they were so yummy! He also prepared the reindeer sausages, and he even let us put smart dogs on the grill for the vegetarians in our group. The cabin was warm and he tracked the northern lights as we fished. We could go out side and see the spectacular show across half the sky. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Written March 26, 2022
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Rodney P
My aurora ice fishing location was chosen for the great open view of the sky and the good fishing. Thank you for the review.
Written March 27, 2022
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velasquez189
Atlanta, GA11 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience. The directions were clear and there were signs as you approached the site telling you where to park and where to walk to. The drive there was scenic and beautiful and we were lucky enough to have clear skies to catch the Aurora! CJ was an absolute pleasure; informative, educated, polite, and a great cook! Inside the cabin it gets warm and cozy and you wouldn't know you are spending 5 hrs with strangers from very different backgrounds because very quickly everyone warmed up to each other and we had such a great time. The fishing is easy and fun and you don't need any experience. Cody made sure to let us know what kind of fish they were and the depths of the water and had answers for all of our questions. Highly recommend this experience with Rod's Alaskan Guide Service!
Written January 21, 2020
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Rodney P
Thank you for Aurora viewing and ice fishing with Rod's. Thank you for the awesome 5-star review.
Written January 21, 2020
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Sonie S
Liberty, United States4 contributions
Being on the ice fishing and watching for the Aurora was awesome. We had Tony drive us out and back as we didn't care to be on the Alaskan roads at 3:00 AM. He got us there on time and picked us up as expected. CJ was our guide. He made us comfortable, cooked delicious reindeer sausage and cooked up the fish we caught with just the right seasoning.
Wonderful experience!
Written March 14, 2022
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Rodney P
We have had some amazing auroras over the past week. The 10-day forecast is looking great for more amazing aurora shows. Thank you for the review.
Written March 16, 2022
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Nicole C
34 contributions
Cody was an excellent guide throughout the entire evening. From keeping the cabin toasty warm, to baiting the hooks, to cooking up some reindeer sausage, he helped make the evening enjoyable, even if we didn’t catch anything or see the aurora. Be sure to dress in layers, it gets pretty warm, and also cools down when people go in and out.
Written February 3, 2020
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Rodney P
The recent snow/clouds has made aurora viewing difficult. Often the clouds will part and we will get a good aurora borealis show. The forecast shows clear skies are coming over the next week and good aurora viewing. Thank you for the review.
Written February 7, 2020
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smilinmo
Prescott, AZ10 contributions
I went on the fishing and aurora tour with my husband, daughter and her partner. The fishing cabin was easy to find with the directions and we were in the cabin with another family. All of the equipment was provided and the reindeer dogs and cocoa were delicious!! We did not catch any fish but we were able to see the Aurora and all of its beauty. I would highly recommend Rod's Alaskan Guide Service for this tour and all of the other ones he offers!!!
Written March 2, 2021
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Rodney P
My fishing cabin is in a great spot for views of the aurora. Thank you for the review.
Written March 4, 2021
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Martine P
Kansas City, MO19 contributions
Solo
Cody made the late night adventure enjoyable and memorable! Between myself and two other guests we caught 9 silver salmon including 2 keepers that Cody cooked up later in the evening; he had grilled delicious reindeer sausage for us earlier. Lots of firsts, from ice fishing, walking on 4’ frozen lake and watching for lights at 3am at -36 degrees. All grrreat!
Written March 8, 2020
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My aurora viewing with ice fishing adventures are a great way to enjoy the late night cold, aurora chasing in a comfortable, relaxing, and warm environment. Thank you for the great review.
Written March 10, 2020
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