The aurora borealis is one of nature’s beautiful nighttime phenomenon. We are situated directly underneath the auroral belt in Wiseman, which means that on average, the aurora is visible about 250 nights out of the year. We can, if the sky is clear and the aurora is active, observe the aurora from the end of August till the beginning of April. We are surrounded by beautiful mountain and river landscapes, making it a perfect setting for viewing or photographing the northern lights. Even if the aurora is not dancing, night time view of the sky and stars is stunning, with no air or light pollution. To maximize your experience and increase your chances to see and photograph the Aurora we recommend staying more than one night.

The University of Alaska has a great website explaining the science behind the aurora and giving a 27-day forecast:

Amy Johnson offers Alaskan, aurora inspired gifts:

How to Photograph the Northern Lights eBook

How to photograph the northern lights ebookIf photographing the northern lights (aurora borealis) is on your bucket list, then this ebook is a must for you. Wonderfully illustrated, this 280-page eBook is a comprehensive and thorough guide that will equip you with the information necessary to capture your own photos of the northern lights. By Patrick J Endres and Neal Brown. Buy in a PDF version here.