Embark on our Private Anchorage Northern Lights Tour to view and photograph the Aurora Borealis 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.
- Fully private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off
- Web-quality photos and portraits
- Personalized forecast service. Know before you go!
- Hot drinks, and snacks provided
- All ages
- Services of a professional Alaskan Aurora Guide
- Aurora Forecasting Service
- Photographs and portraits
- Transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle
- Aurora science education
- Snacks and hot drinks
- Duration: 8 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.
- $1995 total per confirmed tour night
- Van guarantee of $100 per group per night. We recommend booking multiple nights to ensure you have the best chance of success!
- $1895 confirmed departure price per group (flat rate for groups of 1-8 people). $100 for each additional person up to 12 people
*Book direct with confidence. We guarantee you will receive the best price when booking directly on our website or we will refund the difference + $10! Must show proof of a lower price found elsewhere for the same product and the same departure. Offer valid for tours operated by Greatland Adventures only. Offer not valid for 3rd party products.
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 greater Anchorage area. You don’t want to miss this Private Anchorage Northern Lights 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.
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.
In an effort to reduce our footprint, we are no longer providing single-use plastic water bottles. Please bring a reusable water bottle! Fresh Alaskan water will be available to you throughout your tour.
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