I'm looking to take a trip to Fairbanks in late winter/early spring to see the northern lights.
what are generally the best months to see the lights? (I can handle some cold, but nothing crazy like the dead of winter)
according to the aurora maps I see, fort yukon falls right in the middle of the map. I'd like to travel there but it looks about as remote as it gets. are there hotels there? car rentals? it doesnt seem like a great place to travel alone to.
if not, will I get my fair share of aurora's in fairbanks? and maybe some wildlife tours during the day?
pardon my ignorance. I'm from Chicago and know little about the great state of Alaska. I'm hoping to learn.