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Northern Lights Evening Tours from Fairbanks | Alaska Aurora Viewing

Welcome to one of the best places on earth for experiencing the beautiful and mysterious northern lights. Bright, energetic curtains of yellow, green, red or even purple light brighten our night skies regularly. Fairbanks is situated within a ring-shaped region around the North Pole called the auroral oval. This location provides Fairbanks a terrific balance of occurrence, frequency and activity. While intensity varies, the most common yellow-green glow occurs heavily between late August and April. Prime viewing time is late evening through the wee hours of the morning. Experience the aurora from a heated "aurorium" cabin, on an overnight sled dog trip, by snow cat tour to a panoramic vista, in a horse drawn sleigh, or on a flight above the Arctic Circle. If the lights appear overnight, most hotels offer wakeup calls so you won't miss a moment. The longer you stay, the better your chances of viewing a once in a lifetime northern lights display.
The following evening pre/post tours are only available as add ons for our package tours.


TANS#1 A "Northern Night" at Chena Hot Springs
View the amazing Northern Lights and soak in the Hot Springs! Our local guide will answe your questions about the Aurora as we travel only 60 miles to Chena, discovered and used by natives and early miners. Guided tour of the Aurora Ice Museum included. It features a gallery that includes sculptures, chandeliers, and a bar hand carved of ice. The natural outdoor setting of the rock lake is perfect for a relaxing soak in the hot springs while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear. After midnight we meet in the heated activitiy center. Your guide will engage you in conversation about the Aurora Borealis and once the Northern lights are out, show you the best viewing spots. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the resort restaurant. ▶ Departure: 19:00 - 04:00 h ▶ Rate: US$155.00

TANS#2 Midnight Aurora Dog Mushing
Upon arrival at the kennel the dogs will be ready and waiting for you to bundle up and get into the sled. The experience of starlight and moonlight reflecting off the snow while gliding down the silent trail is magical. Most of the one hour night ride route is open, so should the Aurora start early you will have a thrilling view of the sky from the dogsled. Back at the cabin a hot meal featuring Alaskan fare (included) will be served while we wait for the Northern Lights to appear. Lincoln Ridge offers perfect Aurora viewing off the grid, in a Alaska cabin. Once the Aurora is out you will see it right from inside the cabin through our large north facing windows. Arctic winter clothing is available to you should you want to go outside to take photos.  ▶ Departure: 21:00 - 03:00 h ▶ Rate: US$310.00

TANS#3 Aurora Dinner Tour
This offers the perfect Aurora Borealis viewing opportunity as well as the chance to be personal dinner guests at an off the grid, Alaska cabin. The hot meal (included) is featuring Alaskan fare and will be served while we wait for the Northern Lights to put on their show. Once the Northern Lights are out, you can view them right from inside the cabin through our large north facing windows. Arctic winter clothing is available to you should you want to go outside for photographs and a full view of the sky while the lights are dancing. Various entertainment is in place for your enjoyment while waiting for the Aurora to dance. Explore life on the edge, living off the grid and very close to nature. Our home is simple and rustic but very comfortable. ▶ Departure: 21:00 - 03:00 h ▶ Rate: US$175.00

TANS#4 Arctic Circle Northern Lights Experience
View the amazing Northern Lights en-route to the Arctic Circle! Your guide will engage in informative conversation about the Northern Lights as you travel north on the famous Dalton Highway. Departure in daylight allows for the opportunity to enjoy the stunning winter landscape and wildlife of interior Alaska. Moose, lynx and fox are often sighted as we move through their natural habitat. Informative stops at the Trans Alaska Pipeline and the mighty Yukon River Bridge offer perfect opportunities for photographs and stretching out for a bit. When we cross the Arctic Circle your guide will award you a personalized Arctic Circle Certificate. After photographs at the Arctic Circle sign, we begin the return journey and Aurora search.
Departure: 14:00 - 04:00 h ▶ Rate: US$200.00