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 Alaska’s Northern Lights!

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Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1979 / 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... Read more.

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Starting at: $1759 / 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... Read more.

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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... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $179 / per person

Travel to Denali on a fall or winter adventure! The narrated tour departs from Fairbanks and travels south through the Tanana Valley along the Parks Highway. Your guide will share... Read more.

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $869 / per person

Experience some of Alaska’s best winter activities in both Anchorage and Fairbanks.  Begin your tour with day trip from Anchorage on a guided tour along the Turnagain Arm, one... Read more.

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... Read more.