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Fairbanks Private Aurora Tour


  • Fully private tour with hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Experience the cozy comfort of a true Alaskan Cabin
  • Warm clothing and hot drinks provided
  • Aurora portraits and photography instruction included
  • Learn the science behind the Aurora Borealis

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 greater Fairbanks 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 weather forecast, aurora strength and driving distance from Fairbanks.  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 $10 per person.  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 available or cancel your tour on unfavorable nights.  This forecasting service is unprecedented in the industry and only available through Greatland Adventures.  

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

We use our cozy Aurora cabin or fleet of comfortable tour vehicles as traveling base camps. Tours generally depart between 9-11 pm and return between 3-5 am, depending on the season and forecasted conditions. The tour includes both a hotel pickup and drop-off.   

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.

More information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Price: $295.00 per person + $10 per person forecasting fee and insurance policy

Whats Included:

  • Services of a professional Alaskan Aurora Guide 
  • See the Aurora Borealis with our exclusive Northern Lights Guarantee
  • Aurora Forecasting Service prior to your tour
  • High quality photographs and portraits
  • Transportation in a clean and comfortable tour vehicle
  • Aurora science education
  • Warm winter shelter
  • Snacks and Hot Drinks
  • Use of private Alaskan cabin with wood stove for Aurora viewing or use of a tour van to chase the Aurora

Optional Extras:

  • Gratuities for Guides (Recommend $20 per person) 

Please Note

  • We require 2 guests minimum to operate a tour
  • End of tour drop-off is only available for accommodations within Fairbanks 

*Please contact us for details regarding our exclusive northern lights guarantee. Our guarantee applies to participants only and is non-transferable. 

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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.