We went to Murphy Dome at 11:00 PM for seeing the Aurora one more time and this time as well Aurora Gods did not disappoint us. It was again a freezing night but seeing Aurora was relaxing and memorable experience. In the morning we headed back from Fairbanks to Anchorage as we had flight to catch at 5:00 PM from Anchorage. It was a long scenic drive with some stops for photos and rest. Our trip came to an end after boarding flight from Anchorage to Seattle and then from Seattle to Chicago.
All Photos are taken from iPhone 11.
Some Useful Tips:
1. Figure out the car on how to keep it running without any of the headlights or parking lights else it would bother the other tourists during northern lights photography.
2. Most of the rental Cars don't allow travelling to Dalton Highway, Denali Hwy, Steese Hwy, Elliot Hwy and similar unpaved routes. Pre-check with the company. Local rentals do provide cars for travelling on these roads and highways.
3. Freezing Temperature as low as -35C Make sure to layer yourself properly.
4. Most of the aurora viewing points are remote locations so prepare and plan yourself accordingly as help might not be available right away in case you get stuck somewhere.