Northern Lights

See Alaska's Natural Wonder

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: 4 Days
Starting at: $539 / per person

Tour Includes: 3 nights accommodations, including 1 night in moderate class hotel in Fairbanks and 2 nights at Chena Hot Springs Resort in the Moose Lodge building, Round trip transfers from Fairbanks, 2 days pool passes for Chena... Read more.

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

Tour Includes: 4 nights accommodation, Alaska Railroad Anchorage to Fairbanks, Turnagain Arm Tour on day 2: For packages starting Sept 17 - Dec 10: 4-hour Turnagain Arm Tour with admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation... Read more.

Duration: 5 Days
Starting at: $859 / per person

Tour Includes: 2 nights in moderate class hotel in Fairbanks, 2 nights at Borealis Basecamp with complimentary breakfast buffet, Round trip transfers from Fairbanks, Tour departures until mid-November include a choice of an... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1529 / per person

Tour Includes: 4 nights accommodation in moderate class hotel, 8-hour Matanuska Glacier Adventure including lunch, Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks, 2 nights at Borealis Basecamp with complimentary breakfast buffet, Round... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2059 / per person

Tour Includes: 8 nights moderate class accommodation, including two nights at Chena Hot Springs Resort in the Moose Lodge building, Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Cruise with lunch and roundtrip transfers from Anchorage, Train... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1140 / per person

Tour Includes: 2, 3 or 4 nights lodging and all meals as listed at Bettles Lodge (Standard Rooms have a shared bathroom), Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles, Village tour, Use of Arctic Gear including snow shoes... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1889 / per person

Tour Includes: 7 nights accommodation with baggage handling, Local and knowledgeable guide throughout tour, Ground transportation as follows: van transportation for group size 1 to 9 people (driver guide only) or full-size... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $5153 / per person

Tour Includes: Roundtrip float plane flights between Anchorage and Winterlake Lodge, Accommodation at Winterlake Lodge, All meals during stay, Guide service, 1 hour complimentary massage, Use of lodge equipment, One... Read more.