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Fairbanks Alaska Experience


As a full service photography experience, we want to help you make the most of your time in Fairbanks, Alaska.  We have put together a list of our preferred vendors who we feel offer a similar client experience and customer service. Below you will find recommendations for lodges, restaurants, activities and events that are available in Fairbanks, Alaska.  If you are trying to determine the best weekend to travel for your Aurora portrait session, please don’t hesitate to contact us for some date and event recommendations.

What to Do

Aurora Portraits – Book Now
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The Aurora Borealis create truly unique and one of a kind portraiture because you will never see the same Aurora twice. Its mesmerizing, its spontaneity and its sheer magnitude will have you spellbound. Fairbanks, Alaska and the surrounding area is one of the best places and most renowned for witnessing this magnificent beauty. Remember your time in Alaska with beautiful custom wall art created by Sean Kurdziolek.






Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service–Guided Snowmobile & Ice Fishing Adventures – Book Now


Slip through snow covered forests, open meadows, and frozen lakes on new touring snowmobiles with heated helmets, heated handle bars, electric start, and reverse.  On the coldest of Alaskan winter days; Rod’s snowmobiles and arctic gear will keep you warm.
Fish in a deluxe ice fishing cabin with heat, electric, and carpeted floors.  Reindeer sausages on a bun & your fresh fish seasoned and cooked on the spot included. Ice fishing tours available day & nighttime.  The ice fishing location was chosen for it’s clear view of the sky for amazing aurora viewing and the prime fishing. Don’t forget your camera, spare batteries, and tripod for the aurora viewing tour.


Combine a package with us and Sean Kurdziolek Photography for a very special evening.





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Founded over 100 years ago, Chena Hot Springs is the most developed hot springs destination in Alaska. World famous for it’s legendary healing mineral waters, beautiful Aurora Borealis displays in the winter, renewable energy projects and the Aurora Ice Museum-a year round geothermal technology wonder. Also enjoy an “Appletini” at the Aurora Ice Bar! Chena Hot Springs Resort is a great destination for any time of the year.






Museum of the North – Get TicketsMuseum of the North Fairbanks Alaska

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.
The museum’s research collections – 1.4 million artifacts and specimens – represent millions of years of biological diversity and thousands of years of cultural traditions in the North.



Skiland – Get TicketsSkiLand Fairbanks Alaska

  • The farthest north chairlift in North America!
  • Day lodge with spectacular views
  • Snack Bar with homemade pastries, breakfast, specials and more
  • Alpine and snowboard equipment rental
  • Beginner to advanced slopes
  • Patrolled by National Ski Patrol





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The Santa Claus House family tradition, begun over 50 years ago by Con and Nellie Miller, continues as following generations of Millers build on the past and look forward to the future. If you should happen to be one of the thousands who visit Santa Claus House each year, you just might catch a glimpse of the Millers as they dash about performing their endless duties. But, whether sending Santa letters to boys and girls around the world, or greeting visitors to Santa Claus House, you know that when they wish you a “Merry Christmas!”” they know what they’re talking about!





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For over 90 years, the Alaska Railroad has helped to connect people and places across Alaska. We’d be honored to do the same for your Alaska vacation. We’ve put together vacation packages that include rail transportation, tours and hotels in the most popular, memorable destinations across Alaska. Whichever vacation package you choose, you are sure to be taken care of while you enjoy the wonderful experiences Alaska and the Alaska Railroad have to offer.




Sled Dog Tours with Paw for Adventure – Book nowPaw for Adventure Dog sledding

Are you ready to book your one-of-a-kind Alaskan dog mushing tour? We provide the level of adventure you are ready for, including  half-hour tours, day tours, overnights and mushing school. We provide all needed information and equipment.


Where to Stay


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Moose Walk Cabin – Book Now

Welcome to Moose Walk Cabin. Your Alaskan home away from home is a two-story log home nestled on a quiet wooded lot by a large stream. The cabin is in a prime location, close to activities, but still remote enough to get that Alaska wilderness feel.





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For an unforgettable Alaskan experience, we invite you to stay in one of our beautifully hand crafted log cabins that are located on the banks of the scenic Chena River, in the heart of Alaska’s Interior.

Riverbend Log Cabins & Cottage Rentals offers a peaceful and secluded 3 ½ acre retreat that is centrally located between historical Fairbanks and North Pole Alaska. Both cabins have lovely, comfortable furnishings and beautiful artwork. The rustic elegance of both cabins is enhanced by the beautiful river view and surrounding boreal forest, creating a perfect place to rest and relax on your holiday or vacation.



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Our waterfront property is located in a beautiful and secluded setting, thus is a perfect location for a romantic get away, vacation or extended stay. It is only a few minutes from downtown North Pole, the famous Santa Clause House, Chena Lakes/River State Recreation Park, highway, and other major attractions.

Our guest have the opportunity to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing right in our back yard. Many moose and other wildlife walk right through the property allowing a closer look at Alaska’s animals. Our younger guest can explore the outdoors in our treehouse as well as have fun with the swing set and trampoline.


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Where to Eat

  • North Pole Coffee  Locally roasted coffee ~ (907)-488-7190North Pole Coffee Fairbanks AlaskaPINIMAGE
  • The Crepery Mediterranean crepes
    2nd Street, Fairbanks ~ (907) 450-9192
  • Sugar Monkey Handmade marshmallows ~ (907) 460-2227
  • Silver Gulch. Steak done right!
    Fox, Alaska Make a Reservation here  ~ (907) 452- BREW
  • Friar Tucks
    427 Merhar Ave #2, Fairbanks, AK 99701
    (907) 374-6000
  • The Chowder House
    206 Eagle Ave, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    Phone:(907) 452-2882
  • Aha Oriental – Menu
    996 Blair Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
  • Thai Cuisine RestaurantSugar Monkey Fairbanks Alaska
    537 St Nicholas Dr # A, North Pole, AK 99705
    Phone:(907) 488-8260