I went to Fairbanks, Alaska for 5 days just to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). It was the 3rd week of February and there was no guarantee that I would get to see it. Forecasts for the Aurora were low. How fortunate that the beautiful light displays in the night sky appeared 4 out of the 5 days I was there ! I booked three tours from 1st Alaska School in Fairbanks. The first tour was lodge viewing from 10 pm to 3 am, where we were taken 30 miles out by great guide Sam Brown. The 2nd tour was lodge viewing with dinner; again a super viewing evening with amiable and kind Sam and the added bonus of an Alaska salmon dinner, cooked by Sven, the owner of a dog-sledding business. The Northern Light displayed right across the sky above his cabin ! My last tour was from 4.30 pm to 3 a.m. with friendly guide Lindsay to Chena Hot Springs. First stop the Ice Museum, then dinner on our own in the restaurant (Alaskan crab). The Hot Springs are a great experience, steaming with frozen surroundings !! Then the beautiful Aurora appeared and waxed and waned and curtained and changed over 2 hrs. Thrilling and breathtaking, to say the least, even though we stood outside in minus 35 Celsius. It was crisp and clear, and one can always go indoors for a while to warm up. I would highly recommend 1st Alaska School - Maggie will help you choose the tour for you.