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Anchorage Northern Lights Tour


  • See the Aurora Borealis 
  • Northern lights and Portraits Included
  • Learn the Science Behind the Aurora Borealis
  • Warm shelter, clothing and hot drinks provided
  • Hotel pick up / drop off included*

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 Anchorage area.  We will use our comfortable tour vehicle as a base camp as well as a state of the art portable winter shelter complete with heater, camp stools, hot drinks and snacks.  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  the northern lights when we do 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 high quality pictures for you included in the price!  Tours generally depart between 9-11 pm and return between  3-4 am depending on the season and conditions. 

Price: $195.00 per person*

Departure Time: 9-11 PM

Duration: 5-6 Hours

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
  • Winter shelter with portable heaters and seating
Optional Extras:

  • Gratutities for Guides (Recommend $20 per person) 

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 Anchorage Private Aurora Tour.

*Please note pick up is available at hotel locations in Anchorage only.  No pick ups available at private residences (ie Airbnb or VRBO) or at Alyeska Resort.  These locations will depart from the nearest hotel to your accommodation or at our office downtown.  No exceptions. 

** 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 other nights you have available on the booking form.  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 your tour is cancelled for all nights you have listed you will receive a refund for the full amount of your tour minus a $5 per person booking/forecasting fee.  

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Customer Testimonials

I can't say enough about how thoroughly I enjoyed this northern lights tour -- it was truly beyond belief! Steve provides an extremely well-run and well thought-out process for folks to see the aurora, the nicest part of which is that you don't know until about 6 pm that day whether or not you'll be going. This means you don't pay unless you go! But our group got lucky! The skies cleared on Friday evening (16 Feb), and Steve and Laura drove us an hour outside of Anchorage to a supremely dark place they had already scouted out. As soon as we arrived, the green hues started firing up and the sight was beyond one's imagination.
I want to sincerely applaud the members of Greatland Adventures! They made me and my friend's trip to Anchorage one of the most amazing experiences ever in our lives... We were all well educated about the lights before we got there and even had a chance to have a pitstop at a gas station to use the toilet and grab a coffee. We even saw the lights that night TWICE! Thank you, Steve! The memories we made will last a lifetime and we are so happy we chose Greatland Adventures. I am telling any and everyone that plans to visit Anchorage to book through them. No question!