Chena Lake: Aurora Borealis Viewing & Ice Fishing Adventure

Chena Lake: Aurora Borealis Viewing & Ice Fishing Adventure

From US$ 225 per person

Enjoy a 5-hour ice-fishing adventure in Alaskan nature while witnessing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Watch the magical aurora dance and ice fish in a heated cabin
  • Munch on reindeer sausage and sip hot cocoa as fish tug on your line
  • Enjoy a fish cookout with your fresh catch
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Get ready for a 5-hour adventure in Alaska’s winter wonderland. Travel to Chena Lake Recreation Area to go ice fishing and look for the aurora borealis (northern lights) from the comfort of a cozy heated cabin.

Follow your guide to a heated cabin, your base for the expedition, to stay warm in the cold temperatures. The cabin comes with covers in the floors that are moved for perfect ice-fishing spots.

Sip on hot cocoa and enjoy reindeer sausage served with bun, directly flown in from Anchorage to grill in the cabins while you ice fish. Receive all the necessary fishing gear from your guide. Get tips for catching and pulling in a fish from the ice-cold water.

Once you catch a fish, enjoy a fish cookout, where you can eat the fish you caught. The tour practices sustainable fishing methods. You can keep 1 fish per participant for your guide to cook for lunch or you can take 1 fish home.

The rest of the fish are released back into the lake to grow and for others to catch on another day. We target King Salmon, Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout, and Arctic Char.

  • Local guide
  • Entry to Chena Lake Recreation Area
  • Deluxe ice fishing cabin with electric and heat
  • Hot grilled Reindeer Sausage on bun and drink
  • Your fresh fish, seasoned and grilled
  • Steaming hot cocoa
  • Fishing poles and bait
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Fishing license (can be bought for $25 cash from guide)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

• Please come to Chena Lake Recreation Area, 3780 Laurance Rd, North Pole, AK 99705, USA • We will send a Google pin drop and provide driving directions from Fairbanks at the time of booking.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Fishing license
  • Power bank

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Fishing licenses are required for everyone 16 years old and older
  • Licenses can be bought ($25 cash) from the guide at the start of the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate. Children aged 13 & under must be accompanied by a paying adult
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