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Northern Lights

Experience nature's best lightshow

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 aurora viewing opportunties. No Alaska bucket list is complete without experiencing Alaska’s Northern Lights!

 

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Alaska Dreams Winter Tour

Start your adventure with a glacier trek from Anchorage, then continue your journey north to Fairbanks with the Alaska Railroad. Finally, conclude your trip with a stay at the... Read more

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Bettles Lodge Winter Adventure

Fly from Fairbanks across the great interior region of Alaska landing 35 miles across the Arctic Circle in the remote outpost of Bettles. The area surrounding Bettles boasts the... Read more

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Winterlake Lodge

A lakefront lodge that is easily reached by bush plane and just 1 hour from Anchorage. Enjoy your stay at one of the best wilderness lodges in Alaska. The... Read more

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Alaska Winter Wonders Tour

Exploring Alaska in winter is easy, a great value. Start with a few nights at a luxurious hotel in the village of Girdwood, then travel aboard the Alaska Railroad... Read more

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Alaska Winter Driving Tour

Designed for independent travelers this SUV (all wheel) self-drive tour features a few days to explore Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs. The Fairbanks area is one of the best... Read more

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Winter Wonderland and Iditarod

A winter journey by coach from Anchorage in Alaska! Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitation of Alaska animals. Meet a professional musher and tour... Read more

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