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Fairbanks Northern Lights Tour


  • See the Aurora Borealis with our exclusive Northern Lights Guarantee*
  • Aurora portraits and photography instruction included
  • Learn the science behind the Aurora Borealis
  • Warm shelter and hot drinks provided

Tour Description

The aurora borealis is one of the most amazing natural wonders on earth.  Join us on a quest to view and photograph the northern lights in and around the Fairbanks area.  We will use an authentic Alaskan cabin as a base camp with wood stove and hot drinks.  On nights that we have to travel in a different direction to view the lights we will use our comfortable and warm tour vehicles as our shelter.

We use modern technology to forecast both the space and earth weather each night.  The tour only operates on nights that have a reasonable expectation for the lights to be visible.   We have approximately a 90% success rate of seeing the northern lights when we operate a tour.  This tour is designed for anyone who has viewing the northern lights on their bucket list including both sightseers and serious photographers.  Aurora photography instruction as well as Aurora portraits are provided. No need to worry about capturing the lights on your cell phone camera.  We take pictures for you included in the price!  Tours generally depart at 10 pm and return at 3 am. 

Price: $235.00 per person + $10 forecasting fee

Whats Included:

  • Services of a professional Alaskan aurora guide 
  • High quality Aurora Borealis photos and portraits
  • Transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle
  • Snacks, Hot Drinks
  • Use of private Alaskan cabin with wood stove

Please note:  This tour is designed for guests 12 years and older.  If you have small children and wish to view the northern lights with us, please book our Fairbanks Private Aurora Tour.

* Because of the unpredictable nature of space and earth weather, we recommend that you book for the very first night you have available and list all nights you have available on the booking form.  For each night you are booked you will receive a full aurora forecast by 6 pm for that evening.  At this point you may choose to join us if the conditions are favorable or reschedule to another night.  You may also cancel and only pay the $10 non refundable forecasting fee.  This forecasting service is one of a kind in the industry and only available with Greatland Adventures.  We will confirm if the tour is operating or cancelled by 6 PM on the day of your scheduled departure time. If your tour is cancelled you will automatically be booked for the next night you have listed. If the tour is cancelled for all nights you have listed or if you choose not to join us based on the forecast you will receive a full refund minus the $10 per person forecasting fee.

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Customer Testimonials

I recently went on a tour with Greatland Adventures and it exceeded all my expectations. As a seasoned traveler I must say, this company surpassed any other company I have ever toured with. Steve Busby was able to answer every question I had (and believe me I had plenty.) He was so knowledgeable about everything from wildlife (plants, animals, berries, terrain) to Alaskan culture. I learned so much it was amazing! Another highlight was seeing so many animals, Steve has an eagle eye for finding animals that no one else noticed. I have nothing but great things to say about this company, they truly go beyond the call of duty to make sure you have an unforgettable experience. I have recommended them to all my friends and family, and hope that everyone has a chance to experience a tour with this awesome company at some point in their lives. I guarantee you won't regret it!
We are seasoned travelers who have never taken the time to provide reviews before but we feel obliged to share how extraordinary our experience was with Greatland Adventures. We found them on TripAdvisor when planning our long weekend in Anchorage and the customized service began from the first phone call - rather than just telling us what we should do, they began asking questions about what was most important to us. We ended up using Greatland Adventures for two out of our three full days in Anchorage and can't recommend them highly enough. Steve Busby was our tour guide and he squeezed in everything we asked for - and more!...You should feel confident in choosing Greatland Adventures over the other larger tour companies. It was a great value, our guide was extremely knowledgeable, they provided safe and accommodating transportation everywhere, and most importantly the staff is genuine & dependable and very committed to making your trip as AMAZING as possible.
Wow, what can I say about Greatland? I guess I will tell you as my boyfriend and I heard from other tour guides from different companies: 'Steve Busby is the best in the business!' So true. This guy is as professional as they come, and in high demand. He really takes the time to show you what Alaska is all about. I feel honored to have been guided on a custom private tour by someone who is a true Alaskan and knows his stuff. He was so knowledgeable, patient (especially with a couple of newbie hikers as ourselves!), and fun! We had a blast! If you are looking for THE BEST tour company in Alaska, look no further. Greatland Adventures is it. This is the gold standard of tour companies for sure.
Steve was amazing. Easy going, super sensitive to our needs and went the extra mile to make sure we were all comfortable in the freezing cold. He's also incredibly knowledgeable about the area and provided a truly exceptional experience. Also great prices!! Highly highly recommend.