Aurora Train Travel in Winter

Explore Alaska with a sampler of winter activities.

Trip Code: 233CTA
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Accommodation: 4 nights
  • Starting at: $869 / per person
  • Availability: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
  • Highlights: From Anchorage, travel along Cook Inlet's scenic Turnagain Arm to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, then ride the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks in search of the Northern Lights.

Tour Overview

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 of the most scenic drives anywhere! This tour includes a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you will see moose, elk, caribou, owls and more! Next depart Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad and enjoy the scenic train trip to Fairbanks.  Along the way keep an eye out for wildlife all the while viewing iconic Alaska landscapes on this relaxing journey into the wilderness. Fairbanks is one of North America’s great winter cities, and is a world renown location for viewing the Northern Lights.  Here you will have a guided tour of the area including visits to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor CenterLater this evening a local guide will take you to prime aurora viewing location for your opportunity to view the amazing Northern Lights.

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Fairbanks
  • Turnagain Arm Tour on day 2:
    For packages starting Sept 20 - Dec 13: 4-hour Turnagain Arm Tour with admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    For packages starting Dec 20 - Apr 4: 6-hour Turnagain Arm Tour with admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Alyeska tram ticket and lunch
  • Fairbanks City Tour
  • Northern Lights Tour
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Transfers in Anchorage and Fairbanks (hotel courtesy shuttle might be available), meals, and guide gratuities.

Share this Tour


Ask Our Experts

Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.


  • 866-317-3325 (Toll Free)

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Anchorage Arrival

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Offering an abundance of shopping, cultural attractions, and gourmet restaurants, Anchorage provides an excellent start to your vacation. Depending on your arrival, you may have time to take part in an optional tour such as local photo tour. Overnight in Anchorage.

Day
2

Anchorage

Take a small group guided tour along Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic drives in the country. Your driver will pick you up from your Anchorage hotel and take you south along the Seward Highway toward the ski town of Girdwood. A professional Alaska tour guide will tell you all about this area and share personal knowledge of Alaska on the way to Mt. Alyeska. Take in the spectacular views as you ride an aerial tram to the top of the mountain. Lunch is included in Girdwood. Afterwards visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where your guide will introduce you to Alaskan animals including moose, elk, caribou, owls and more! As you travel back to Anchorage, keep your eyes open for Dall sheep and bald eagles. Overnight in Anchorage.

** IMPORTANT ** Package starts between September 20 - December 13, 2018 include a shorter (4-hour) Turnagain Arm Tour that does not go to Girdwood due to the tram being closed and no lunch is included on this shorter tour!

Day
3

Anchorage to Fairbanks

In the morning transfer to to the Anchorage train station on own. Board the famous Alaska Railroad in the morning and travel through beautiful Alaska's winter landscape to Fairbanks. During the train ride, enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska Range and possibly even Denali (weather permitting). You will arrive in Fairbanks in the evening and transfer to the hotel via hotel courtesy shuttle. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
4

Fairbanks

This morning your guided tour showcases all the highlights of Fairbanks. Stop at the Trans Alaska Pipeline where your guide will explain the astonishing engineering of the pipeline, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. At the Morris Thompson Cultural Center you will find exhibits about Fairbanks and Interior Alaska. Visit the Museum of the North with its dramatic architecture and new exhibit galleries. On Sundays the museum is closed and the tour instead visits the Antique Auto Museum.

Late in the evening you will be picked up for an Aurora viewing tour. An approximate 45-minute drive will take you to an Aurora viewing cabin. The cabin is designed especially for viewing the Northern Lights and located away from the city lights that can hinder Aurora viewing. We recommend you dress warmly for this tour so you may view the Northern Lights from outdoor as well as the cabin. Hot beverages are provided and the cabin will have a bathroom or an outhouse facility. Your driver will return you to your hotel around 2:30am. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day
5

Fairbanks Departure

You may have time this morning to explore on your own, before meeting a hotel shuttle to the airport to meet your departing flight.

SPECIAL NOTE: Reserved tour date may change due to Northern Lights activity, weather, or other considerations, after the tour has been confirmed. You will be consulted regarding any changes.


Share this Tour


Ask Our Experts

Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.


  • 866-317-3325 (Toll Free)

Tour Map


Share this Tour


Ask Our Experts

Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.


  • 866-317-3325 (Toll Free)

Photo Gallery


Share this Tour


Ask Our Experts

Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.


  • 866-317-3325 (Toll Free)

Contact us to book this Tour.

Thank you for your interest in touring Alaska! We do not have next year's pricing and itinerary finalized for this tour yet. If you are in the initial planning stages, please feel free to continue to peruse our website for ideas. If you would like estimated pricing, please contact us at 1-866-317-3325 or fill out the form below.




Questions or Special Requests


Share this Tour


Ask Our Experts

Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.


  • 866-317-3325 (Toll Free)

Browsing Optional Add-on's for the Aurora Train Travel in Winter:

No Excursion available.

Share this Tour


Ask Our Experts

Call or email us to help plan the perfect Alaskan vacation.


  • 866-317-3325 (Toll Free)


Book Your Add-on

Book the "Aurora Train Travel in Winter", to add these tour add-on's to your reservation.


You may also be interested in these tours:



Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $844 / per person

Visiting Denali National Park is a top highlight of any Alaska vacation! Our Visit Denali tour from Seward offers a scenic and comfortable adventure to Denali National Park in the... Read more.

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $899 / per person

Explore Alaska’s Interior Region, traveling southbound on the Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali before continuing on to Anchorage.  The most popular fully-guided bus... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1659 / per person

Combine a classic Alaska train trip aboard the Alaska Railroad with an independent tour by car, driving the iconic and scenic roadway, the Alaska Highway. The easy pace of this tour... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1849 / per person

Visit Alaska to discover the beauty and magic of winter on this Winter Wonderland escorted tour! This unique journey from Fairbanks includes Northern Lights viewing in Alaska’s... Read more.

Start your search here...

Ask the Experts

Call or email us your tour questions or to customize your Alaskan vacation.

Got a Question?
866-317-3325

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm AKT