Fairbanks Northern Lights Viewing Package

Witness the spectacle of the Northern Lights and explore the Golden Heart City.

Trip Code: 231CTA
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Accommodation: 2 nights
  • Starting at: $409 / per person
  • Availability: January, February, March, April, October, November, December
  • Highlights: Spend two nights in Fairbanks exploring the history and culture of this modern northern city, including the opportunity to view the spectacular northern lights, a sight the area is known for around the world. The day starts with a guided sightseeing tour of the Museum of the North located at the University of Alaska, the Santa Claus House in nearby North Pole Alaska, and the Morris Thompson Visitor Center. In the late evening travel to the outskirts of town for a chance to view the northern lights. Viewing is outdoors, but a nearby warm shelter and hot beverage are provided to ensure comfort.

Tour Overview

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 activity. This aurora viewing tour is great for visitors with limited time and works well in conjunction with our other winter tour itineraries.

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Fairbanks City Tour
  • Aurora Viewing Tour
  • Museum of the North Admission
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Meals and gratuities.

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Tour Itinerary


Fairbanks Arrival

Arrive into Fairbanks and transfer from the airport by hotel shuttle or on your own. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time for optional activities such as a tour over the Arctic Circle (see Tour Add-Ons). Overnight in Fairbanks.



Depart from your hotel for a 5-hour sightseeing tour of Fairbanks. During this guided tour, you will visit the University of Alaska Museum where you can marvel at the natural and cultural history of Alaska as well as discover the science behind the majestic Northern Lights. Other stops include the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. A short 20-minute drive will bring you out of town to North Pole and the Santa Claus House. Your day tour concludes at your hotel around 3:00pm.

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.


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.

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Browse Dates & Rates

* Children 11 years and under who are sharing a room with at least 2 adults with the existing bedding. Maximum of 4 people per room.

Our Standard Program Includes:

2 and 3 star hotel accommodations.

The program will include a combination of hotels or motels that are considered moderate to standard tourist class. Please be aware not all hotels have shuttle services.

Standard train car seating on all rail services (reserved seats).

If you would like to book the standard program but with upgraded rail seating, the option and surcharge will be listed when you save to your cart.

Our Upgraded Program Includes:

* 3 and 4 star hotels (best available) wherever possible.

The program will include standard rooms at this category of hotel where possible. Alaska has very limited hotel choices in remote areas and small towns. The properties will typically offer a wider range of services such as a full-service restaurant, room service and perhaps a pool or spa facilities. Please be aware the upgraded accommodations in downtown Anchorage do not have hotel shuttle services. Many of the upgraded hotels also offer guaranteed view rooms for additional cost. If you would like a specific room type, in addition to the upgraded program, please ask us about availability and cost difference.

Deluxe dome train car seating between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks, or Anchorage and Seward.

All journeys between Anchorage and Whittier are in standard seating as deluxe dome cars are not available on that route.

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Browsing Optional Add-on's for the Fairbanks Northern Lights Viewing Package:

Availability: September 18, 2017 - April 30, 2018 (except Dec 25, Jan 1)
Starting at: $479 / per person
Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours

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Availability: December 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 (depending on snow conditions)
Starting at: $169 / per person
Duration: 3 hours

This 3-hour Fairbanks tour is full of dog sledding adventure and fun. Experienced guides showcase their Alaska sled dogs and share insights into the unique mushing (dog sledding) lifestyle and this popular winter sport in Alaska. Then spend an hour on the trails! Learn dog calls and steering techniques from your guide as you travel on wilderness trails used by Alaskan mushers.... Read More

Availability: September 20, 2017 - April 21, 2018 except Dec 25, Jan 1
Starting at: $459 / per person
Duration: 15 - 16 hours

Enjoy an Alaska Northern Lights day tour with a small group into Alaska's Arctic region by air and land. Fly from Fairbanks and land in Coldfoot, originally a mining camp but perhaps now more well known from Ice Road Truckers. Take a walk on the arctic tundra and prepare for your bus tour south which will give you a sense of the vast... Read More

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