The Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - are seen near both the North and South Pole and are caused when electrically charged particles collide with the Earth's atmosphere. Aurora Borealis means 'dawn of the north' and they have great spiritual meaning for the Alaskan natives. The Inuit of Alaska believed the multi-colored lights represented the spirits of the animals they hunted, while other tribes believed the lights were the souls of departed friends and family.
Regardless of what you believe, the Northern Lights are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The multi-colored lights dance across the sky and while they can be seen in cities such as Fairbanks, the full power of the lights needs to be experienced far away from the light pollution of civilization.
On this tour you'll have an unobstructed view far away from the city lights and other distractions of civilization. You'll be free to experience the power of the Northern Lights, accompanied by an experienced guide who can answer all of your questions.
You'll be picked up from your Fairbanks hotel and driven to one of the best viewing lodges in the Fairbanks area. The lodge is carefully selected to ensure that guests can gaze upon the Northern Lights with ease. Outside of Fairbanks and away from the city lights, these wide-open areas ensure a perfect way to take in Alaska's winter sky.
Share the evening with a knowledgeable guide and learn all about these dancing lights. Enjoy the sights from inside the lodge, or even step outside to snap some photographs of the brilliant sky .
After an eventful night of Aurora viewing, guests are returned to their Fairbanks accommodation at 3am.
Pickup & Return:
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 10pm
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required