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: 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

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $409 / per person

This 2-night Northern Lights Viewing package includes Aurora viewing and a guided tour of Fairbanks main attractions. Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city and a hub for winter... View Tour Details

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $949 / per person

This winter 4-night Arctic Circle tour is for those interested in a unique northern lights adventure to Alaska’s Far North. Journey north of Fairbanks on the famous Dalton... View Tour Details