Alaska Polar Bears & Northern Lights Photo Tour


Tour Details

This trip was designed for avid nature and wildlife photographers whose goal is to create original and impactful photographs of wild polar bears from close distances at eye level in absolutely beautiful Alaskan scenery.  You will accomplish this in an unprecedented small group of just 5 participants on boat or land based departures into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of the best places in the world to photograph polar bears.  You will also have an opportunity to witness and photograph the aurora borealis (Northern Lights), one of the World’s spectacular natural wonders.  Throughout the trip you will receive expert photographic instruction from professional wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos.  Join us for this one of a kind nature and wildlife photography tour!

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Day 1:  Arrival day.  7pm orientation and welcome presentation at our base hotel to prepare you for the days to come.

Days 2-5:  Morning flight to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge where polar bear photography will begin.  Over the next 4 days we have arranged 6 boat tours, we will participate in these trips as weather allows with optional land based excursions.  Afternoon flight back to Fairbanks on day 5.

Days 6-7:  Northern Lights photography.

Day 8:  Morning Departures.

Arrival & Departure Hotel & Airport

Flights in and out of Fairbanks International Airport (FAI)

*More info about flights/lodging provided upon registration.

2017 Itinerary Includes

7 nights lodging (3 nights dormitory style shared rooms), all meals, all boat and land based trips to view polar bears, park fees, road transportation throughout the tour, in field photographic instruction, evening presentations, image reviews, and image processing lessons.

2017 Itinerary Does Not Include

Airfare to Fairbanks, airfare to Kaktovic (2017 price tbd), gratuities, travel insurance.


If you would like to register for this workshop or have additional questions, please fill out the form using the sign up today button below.  Please specify the date of the tour you prefer. Please also take a minute to review our Terms & Conditions, containing important information about our cancellation and refund policies.  Refer to our workshop information section to learn more about the registration process and our frequently asked questions.

*Aaron’s Photo Tours is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service.

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