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Winter Tours and Aurora Viewing

All our winter tours are sold out for winter 2021/2022.

Requests for Summer Tours 2022

We are experiencing a high demand for custom tours for summer 2022. We are excited about the interest and do everything we can to accommodate every request. Please understand that due to the demand there is a current waiting time of 7 days to get the custom proposal. Alternatively, we offer a wide range of great Alaska itineraries on this website. If you book one of our tours online on this website, you will receive your tour confirmation within approx. 3 business days.

Alaska COVID-19 Travel Advisory

Travel Requirements for Visitors to Alaska

The State of Alaska does not require visitors to arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test or proof of vaccination.

Get Vaccinated or Consider a COVID-19 Test Prior to Arrival in Alaska!

Why? While it is not required, being fully vaccinated provides a level of security and peace of mind for all. Offering a safe experience is the top priority for Alaska tour companies. Small Alaska communities do not hospitals and many great Alaska experiences are far away from medical facilities.

Wilderness Lodges are now requiring their guests to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival. Other tour companies may require proof of a negative Covid test or vaccination (or both) for participation in their tour.

Alaska Tours strongly encourages travelers to get fully vaccinated before arriving in Alaska and non-vaccinated travelers to be tested for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure to Alaska. Please register your records with the Alaska Travel Portal. You can  also obtain a free COVID-19 test upon arrival in Alaska at the Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Gustavus airports.  We also ask that all travelers to our state are diligent and follow current state health protocols to keep you and our Alaskan communities safe.

Any person currently positive with COVID-19 cannot travel to Alaska until they have been released from isolation, or cleared for travel, by a medical provider or public health agency.

Please always check current entry requirements and airline requirements prior to your flight to Alaska: State of Alaska Covid-19 Traveler Information page.   

If you wish to be tested before arrival in Alaska and cannot obtain a test for travel purposes at a local doctor’s office or testing site, you can also take a Covid-19 Home Test. Here are some FDA-approved COVID-19 home test kits that we can recommend:
Pixel System from Labcorp
Everlywell COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit
Vault Health
Picture Genetics 
The COVID Consultants

Health and Safety during your Alaska travels

Alaska Tours makes travel arrangements and provides reservation services for you at your request. We do not own or operate any services listed on this website and do not control a tour or accommodation supplier’s day-to-day operations or employees.  It is impossible for us to monitor every Health and Safety condition across our different tours, who is or is not vaccinated, or whether individual travelers or supplier staff members will follow recommended protections, nor do we control every possible health outcome for travelers in a pandemic. If in any doubt, please review your travel plans with a health professional prior to booking.  Once travel arrangements are made, our terms and conditions apply as outlined in our booking policy.

When you travel to and in Alaska, please follow travel advisories and instructions of the service providers. Please expect encouraged physical distancing, enhanced sanitation, increased touchless solutions, health screening measures and extra precautions when dining! Please wear your face mask when in public and indoors even if you are fully vaccinated. Don’t forget to pack some extra face masks and hand sanitizer when getting ready for your Alaska adventure!

Our team is here for you!

We are here to assist you! If you have questions about traveling in Alaska, any of our great tours or your upcoming trip, never hesitate to reach out.

If your trip is affected in any way by new restrictions, closures, or changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will contact you promptly to discuss options.

Travel safely!