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Great guide for northern lights

Joyce took my granddaughter and me on 2 nights of unforgettable viewing and photographing of the... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2016
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Awesome experience

Joyce made the experience incredible. Gave us some fun facts on the way to the (heated) cabin, then... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2016
Joel H
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Apr 25, 2016
“Great guide for northern lights ”
Apr 2, 2016
“Awesome experience”
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Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Joyce took my granddaughter and me on 2 nights of unforgettable viewing and photographing of the northern lights. By phone ahead of time she suggested camera lenses and settings. On arrival she advised on weather and Aurora forecasts to maximize our viewing. She picked us...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Joyce made the experience incredible. Gave us some fun facts on the way to the (heated) cabin, then kept us energized and interested until 3:30 AM. Definitely a great value for the experience we got!

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Joel H
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Joyce Kelso is the BEST! She took us up to a cabin in the mountains, gave us a tutorial on the northern lights. Set all our cameras up so we could get the best photos. Joyce even tutored us on how to get the most...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank MillerAmerica
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

She took photos for us and shared them through thumdrive with us. Her place is the best to watch the aurora, far from city and far from other tourists. Not crowded with people. She is super nice! Even showed us the pipeline and truck. She...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank 488lysial
Reviewed February 27, 2016

We have joined 3 northern lights tour (including this one) during our stay and we only decided to go for Joyce's tour 1 day before the tour date (as we read from the leaflet placed at our hotel and it was our only free night)...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank charcoaal
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We traveled all the way from Mexico City to see the northern lights and we took a horrible tour that the hotel recommended. Not satisfied with our experience we went online and looked for another tour and we found, JOYCE KELSO! She is amazing. She...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 10, 2016

We had three nights in Fairbanks, and we went out the first two with another large operator. They had a large, comfortable cabin with hot drinks and nice restrooms; that also means putting up with large crowds of tourists (not all of whom understand the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Relakjack
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

I cannot stressed enough how professional and caring Joyce is! Because I was in Faibanks on bussiness, I only had two nights when I could afford to spend the night out experiencing the Northern Lights. As the lights are so unpredictable, I called Joyce during...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank josearomanjr
Reviewed January 4, 2016

Late one night we had the misfortune of parking near an Adventures North van full of tourists. The aurora was out in full glory but the rude behavior of this provider nearly ruined our enjoyment of it. Not sure if it was Joyce Kelso herself...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Reviewed December 15, 2015

We had a group of 6 people booked ahead of time with our date, lodge and phone info. Joyce, the owner, mistakenly called a few times wanted to do the tour while we weren’t even in town. She is either a startup one person business...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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