Aurora Bear - Aurora and Wildlife Photography


Learn from famous professional photographer Frank Stelges how to take amazing aurora photos! Create your everlasting memories with us! Stay for the evening at our cozy lodge outside of Fairbanks! We offer small classes for beginners and advanced photographers, perfectly fitting for your personal needs and level of knowledge. A short theoretical introduction is followed by hours of personal coaching on your camera! We also offer a deluxe evening to make your stay in Fairbanks more than special!

COVID-19 Business Updates
Open Status
  • Pledge:
  • Opening Date: 2020-08-21
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-15
  • Days of Operation:
    • Daily (Sun-Sat)
  • Hours of Operation: 8:30 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Hours of Operation comment: Pick up at your Fairbanks accommodation will be around 8:30pm and you will be back around 3:00am at your accommodation. The driving time to our place is between 35-40minutes from town.
  • Reservations Required:
  • Restricting number of guests:
  • Physical Location Limitations: Due to COVID19 we limit the number of guests to one party or 4 persons in 2 parties which leaves enough space in the 11-passenger van and inside the indoor facilities
Personal Protection
  • Contactless Technologies:
    • Payment for goods and services
  • Contactless Technologies Comment: If you want to pay anything by credit card we offer to use our tablet (which will be sanitized for you) and the square app
  • Enhanced Sanitation:
    • Frequent hand washing/sanitizer use
    • Sanitize high-touch surfaces every hour per state guidelines
    • Provide hand sanitizer
    • Provide training for employees on implementing these measures
    • Allow for a minimum of six-foot distances among guests and employees
  • Enhanced Sanitation Comment: You will be guest in our house which is thoroughly cleaned in preparation of every single tour.
  • Masks Required-Guest:
  • Masks Required-Staff:
  • Mask Required Comment: Masks are required inside the van or car during transportation and inside our house. Outside we ask you to wear your mask when we are close, like looking together at a camera to adjust settings.
  • Share Sanitation Protocols:
    • Signage in business
    • Social Media
    • In-person explanation
    • Emailed directly
  • Share Sanitation Protocols Comment: Personal email to every guest about the protocols of the State of Alaska and the protocols during the tour
  • Transmission Barrier Comment: Less guests to enable proper distance. Guests are required to provide the negative test result they had to show at the airport to make sure they are not on a mandatory quarantine. Temperature is taken of every guest before boarding the tour. If a guest has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, the guest cannot come on the tour and will be refunded.
  • Gear Sanitization: All our rental gear will be sanitized and disinfected after every use.
Health Resources
  • Health Resources:
    • Guidance to local public health resources in case testing or treatment is needed
    • Materials describing good health practices to protect themselves and others
    • Encourage travelers to stay home if they are sick
  • Months of Operation:
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • Payment Types:
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Cash
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Seasons of Operation: Winter Only
  • Shuttle Offered:
Military Discount
  • Military Discount available?:
  • Active Duty:
  • Military Discount Description: 10%
Alaska Resident Specials
  • Alaska Resident Special: 10% discount to Fairbanks locals