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!

Browsing 18 tours related to Northern Lights

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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

Northern Lights viewing tour from Fairbanks.
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

Winter fun in Alaska on a guided dog sledding adventure.
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

Off to Nome!
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

Winter Lake Lodge view from above as you fly-in for adventure.
Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $3743 / 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

Norther Lights viewing tours in Alaska (c) Jeff Schultz/ RIGHTS RESERVED
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

The Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska Resort Girdwood winter scene.
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

Travel by train in winter, a relaxing way to see Alaska.
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: 5 Days
Starting at: $1299 / per person

Experience the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Be there for the ceremonial start and the official restart of this iconic dog sledding competition in Alaska. This tour features a... View Tour Details

winter landscape shows Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in sky above moonlight on the Chugach Mountains that jut above Indian area and Turnagain Arm taken from Hope   Seward Highway January 2014
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