In the interior and arctic of Alaska, caribou far outnumber people. In fact, according to Bob Hunter of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, there are nearly five caribou for every human in the interior and arctic of Alaska. These two immense regions of northern Alaska are home to just over 137,000 souls and over 645,000 majestic caribou. “A total of these caribou herds residing primarily in the interior and arctic regions is 645,687 based on the most recent records available,” says Hunter. These numbers turn out to be an impressive indicator of how wild and sparsely populated the interior and arctic of Alaska.
Announcing the lowest population density in the United States of America, here a minimum of social distancing has long been a way of life. In the interior of Alaska and the far north, the buffer zone between you and the next person was important before COVID-19, so add a foot or two to get six feet apart. was quite manageable. In Fairbanks, travelers can see how nature reigns and people thrive in a small river town deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Keep track of the state of Alaska travel requirements on the government website, sanitize your hands, and don your mask. With careful planning and testing, responsible travelers can embark on a journey to the land of the midnight sun and the Northern Lights. Or sit back and savor a virtual view of what Fairbanks has to offer via Explore Fairbanks’ online videos and 360 degree content and imagine yourself here until traveling becomes more enjoyable again.
Fairbanks has many outdoor and / or spacious venues, activities, attractions, tours, and food and beverage establishments that have carefully reopened. Visit the Explore Fairbanks website for a current list of “Open for Business”, including steps taken to help travelers have a safe experience. Visit a bustling farmer’s market, have the chance to hunt for gold, savor all the art in Fairbanks and the surrounding area, or head a few miles out of town to walk one of the many groomed trails through the forests boreal and admire spectacular landscapes.
Over the summer, the 24 hours of light will dissipate and under the veil of darkness northern Lights, like magic, will become visible again. Fairbanks is a world famous Northern Lights viewing destination due to its location directly below the “Aurora Oval” where Northern Lights activity is concentrated. Spanning the four seasons and nine months of the year, the Northern Lights season in Fairbanks runs from August 21 to April 21. Due to the fact that natural phenomena are virus free, locals will soon be chasing the aurora and are currently developing ways to help visitors safely. in this pursuit. Whether hunting for the Northern Lights is an unfulfilled dream or something you can’t get enough of, with special precautions Fairbanks can make your aurora viewing wishes come true.
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