By Renee Brincks 

Dec 14, 2022

Borealis Basecamp's igloo-inspired domes each accommodate up to three people.

Borealis Basecamp’s igloo-inspired domes each accommodate up to three people. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Borealis Basecamp/The Nomadic People

Five years after Borealis Basecamp introduced clear-topped dome accommodations designed for viewing the northern lights, the Fairbanks, Alaska-area property has expanded.

Eight modern, standalone cubes opened in November, each fronted by a 10-foot-tall glass wall.

“They all face northeast for optimal aurora viewing. They’re set back in the woods, too, so there’s a secluded, private feel,” said Rachel Bovey, Borealis Basecamp’s operations manager.

Tucked on 100 acres of boreal forest some 25 miles from city lights, this remote, ridgetop property offers immersive, dark-sky adventures and thoughtful amenities. The new cubes stretch 32 feet in length, with a heated deck anchoring one end. Interiors feature king mattresses positioned to let guests watch aurora displays without leaving the bed. Spacious bathrooms have rainfall showerheads, soaking tubs and heated towel bars.