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2640 Himilaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1080
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#3 of 28 Specialty lodging in Fairbanks
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Spending the night in Borealis Basecamp igloos is magical. Beyond the spectacular view, the igloos provide a surprisingly spacious interior with high-level amenities. Drift off to sleep in a luxurious warm bed on an arctic slope while admiring the starry arctic sky eagerly anticipating the Aurora Borealis. With full bath and plenty of warmth, snuggle into your igloo emerging at your choosing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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2640 Himilaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712-1080
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Christy C wrote a review Mar 2021
Lavalette, West Virginia13 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved our time at the basecamp. The igloos are truly a unique stay. They have everything you need except a refrigerator (but it was easy to keep drinks cold by putting them outside). We stayed in igloo 15 for two nights. It is the last one so it’s a little hike to the lodge but we liked that. We did get to see the borealis on the first night. It was amazing. The reindeer meet and greet was fun and the guide was very good. The dog sledding was really cool, another unique experience. Our guide was wonderful. The food on the first night was very good. The ravioli was one of the best I’ve ever had. I had the steak the second night and to be honest it wasn’t that good. Half of it was fat. To be fair I didn’t complain about it and think if I would have they would have made it right. Sometimes you just get a bad cut of meat. The staff was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. We took the group shuttle there and a private shuttle when we left and both drivers were great. This place was truly amazing. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021
JDAtl1975 wrote a review Mar 2021
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
Borealis Basecamp delivered everything they advertised and more. The Igloos are great, the Aurora Borealis was incredible and the staff was wonderful, caring and helpful. Lots of great activities available and the restaurant served excellent dishes. There are other adventures we have to get off our bucket list, but this is definitely someplace we’d like to revisit.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Dustin W wrote a review Mar 2021
Kettle Falls, Washington, United States35 contributions15 helpful votes
Igloo was warm, comfy, and roomy, staff was friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING. Continental breakfast had fresh out of the oven muffins. Each room has an alarm to notify you when the northern lights are out.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Cocktails_at_Seven wrote a review Mar 2021
Atlanta, Georgia1,561 contributions106 helpful votes
On a ten day adventure through Alaska! Borealis Basecamp has been an enchanting treat. Great staff and food! Dogsledding and snowmobiling were highlights! The beds are extremely comfortable. Very warm igloos. Although the Northern lights were elusive we completely enjoyed our few days here. Probably very romantic too! I came with my friend! So bah! Lol. #kimysworld
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Nicole L wrote a review Mar 2021
Woodstock, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything about Borealis Basecamp is top notch; the 'igloos' with their viewing windows and their amazingly comfy beds, to the staff, the chef, and the activities offered. Every detail has been thought of. Between the stunning location, the amenities, the activities, and the wonderful staff, this was by far the best vacation experience we've ever had. Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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$357 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Borealis Basecamp
Which popular attractions are close to Borealis Basecamp?
Nearby attractions include Arctic Circle Trading Post (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Borealis Basecamp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Borealis Basecamp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Borealis Basecamp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Borealis Basecamp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Borealis Basecamp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Borealis Basecamp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.