Northern Lights

When & Where to Maximize Your Probability of Viewing Them

The most reliable chances to see Alaska’s northern lights (also known as the Aurora Borealis) are in Fairbanks, and above the Arctic Circle. The aurora belt in Alaska’s great Interior and Arctic regions is among the most active in the world, and there are few other places on earth so suited for an Aurora Borealis vacation.

While there are no guarantees that the northern lights show will happen on any particular night, Northern Lights trips are typically best made in late fall and winter/early spring, though they can be seen throughout the winter months on nights with clear skies. If you visit Alaska in November, December or January, you will experience a very short period of daylight providing a unique experience in the high northern hemisphere.  In February and March, there are longer daylight hours for you to enjoy with evenings that still offer maximum viewing chances. No Alaska bucket list is complete without experiencing the Northern Lights!

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Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1090 / per person

Bettles Lodge is a remote and beautiful Alaska wilderness lodge, rustic in style yet modern in terms of its facility, built originally in 1948 and located 35 miles north of the Arctic... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $180 / per person

This Fairbanks day tour offers the perfect Northern Lights viewing opportunity as well as the chance to be personal dinner guests at an Alaska cabin. You will be transferred 30... View Tour Details

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $115 / per person

Enjoy an evening looking for the Northern Lights in one of the best aurora viewing locations near Fairbanks, AK. You will be transferred 30-45 minutes from your hotel to a prime... View Tour Details

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $4193 / per person

Winterlake Lodge is situated in a wilderness setting south of Denali National Park, northwest of Anchorage. Located on the National Historic Iditarod Trail, the lodge is in a... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1929 / per person

Be adventurous and visit Alaska in the Winter season! This 8 day winter journey by bus from Anchorage in Alaska includes time for winter sports, relaxation at Alyeska Ski Resort, and... View Tour Details

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $2779 / per person

Visit Alaska to discover the beauty and magic of winter on this extended 11 day “Ultimate Alaska Winter Wonderland” vacation! This unique journey from Fairbanks includes... View Tour Details

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $789 / per person

Ski Alaska at the famed Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska. The Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s largest ski resort and is located 40 miles south of Anchorage. Enjoy two plus days of... View Tour Details

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $609 / per person

This Alaska Railroad Tour in the winter is designed for the train enthusiasts who want to experience the full flavor of Alaska’s Interior Region in the winter season! In... View Tour Details

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1739 / per person

Enjoy Alaska’s best resorts and best winter outdoor activities and travel through spectacular winter scenery on the Alaska Railroad. At the Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles... View Tour Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1049 / per person

This special winter driving tour, a “safari” by car, is for adventurous Alaska travelers who prefer to take on the challenges and rewards of an SUV self-driving tour in... View Tour Details