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Private Anchorage Northern Lights Tour

Duration
Full Day
Season
Winter, Spring, Fall
Activity Type
Northern Lights, Photography, Sightseeing
ABOUT THIS TOUR

We use innovative technology to forecast Aurora viewing conditions. Each night’s tour location is chosen to maximize your chances to view the lights. Our tour locations are chosen based on the weather forecast, aurora strength, and driving distance from Anchorage. Our team of experts will get you to the most strategic location possible to see the Northern Lights.

  • Fully private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Photos, portraits, and warm winter clothing included
  • Personalized forecast service. Know before you go!
  • Exclusive northern lights guarantee*
  • Warm shelter, hot drinks, and snacks provided
  • Services of a professional Alaskan Aurora Guide
  • Aurora Forecasting Service
  • Photographs and portraits
  • Transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle
  • Aurora science education
  • Warm winter shelter
  • Snacks and hot drinks
  • $1695 per group (1-8 participants – we are happy to accommodate up to 12 guests; $100 additional per guest over 8 up to 12 people)
  • $100 per night additional forecasting/insurance fee
  • $1795 – $1695 per group (1-6 participants) + $100 per night forecasting/insurance fee
  • Duration: 5-9 Hours

Gratuities for Guides (Recommend $200 per group).

The aurora can be visible anytime we have adequate darkness; from late August through mid-April.  The main obstacles to finding auroras are cloud cover and light pollution. We drive up to 3 hours outside Anchorage to find clear, dark skies.  A full moon reflecting on the snowy winter landscapes can make it more difficult to see the aurora with the naked eye, but it can also give you the most breathtaking views of Alaska lit by moonlight and provide an incredible background for a nighttime tour and some amazing photography opportunities.

Although you shouldn’t be discouraged from joining an aurora tour around the full moon, if finding aurora is your main goal when traveling to Alaska, consider coming at a time of the new moon, and avoid the full moon and two days before and after. The full moon dates for winter 2022/2023 Alaska aurora season are 9/10/22, 10/9/22, 11/8/22, 12/7/22, 1/6/23, 2/5/23, 3/7/23, and 4/5/23.

Tour Description

The Aurora Borealis is one of the most amazing natural wonders on earth. Join us on a private quest to view and photograph the Northern Lights in and around the greater Anchorage area.

We use innovative technology to forecast Aurora viewing conditions. Each night’s tour location is chosen to maximize your chances to view the lights. Our tour locations are chosen based on the weather forecast, aurora strength, and driving distance from Anchorage. Our team of experts will get you to the most strategic location possible to see the Northern Lights.

To ensure our guests go out on the best possible night(s) during their visit, we offer a valuable industry-exclusive forecasting/insurance service. This service is $100 per group. This non-refundable service fee* includes a personalized Aurora forecast each night you are booked and provides you with the opportunity to either: join us on favorable nights, reschedule your tour to the next night you have booked, or cancel your tour on unfavorable nights.

This tour is designed for anyone visiting the Anchorage area that has an interest in viewing the Northern Lights. Our tours include web-quality Aurora portraits and basic photography instruction.

We use our fleet of comfortable tour vehicles as traveling base camps, in addition to heated portable winter shelters when possible. Tours generally depart between 8-11 pm and return between 3-6 am, depending on the season and forecasted conditions. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Due to ever-changing space and earth weather conditions, we recommend you book for each and every night you have available, beginning with the first night of your visit. This will maximize your chances of viewing success.

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