Join us in ALASKA as we search for the Northern Lights. In between our watch for the lights, we will have fun ice fishing, snowmobling, showshoeing and more.
ALASKA is a wild terriotory you must see to believe.
DAY 1- JAN 16
After arriving at the airport, call the hotel (Springhill Suites at 907.451.6552) to have a complimentary shuttle pick you. The rest of the day is free to relax from your travels and explore Fairbanks on your own. There are many shops, museums and restaurants nearby and it will be a good time to shop for any remaining gear you
need for the Alaskan winter weather. The hotel offers an “Aurora Wake-up Call”, so if the aurora becomes visible from the property, each room on the list is called so you won’t miss a thing! As long as it is dark and clear there is always a chance to see the Northern Lights. Remember, the more nights spent “Aurora hunting” the better the chance you’ll have seeing them.
Day 2- Jan 17
After breakfast, join us on an immersive reindeer walk through a magical birch forest outside of Fairbanks with a Reindeer! One of the locals will lead you as you walk alongside one of their furry friends. Get ready to play reindeer games while observing the adaptations that make reindeer ideal for Arctic living.
VROOM – VROOM! This afternoon we take an exciting trek through the beautiful Alaskan forests on a guided
snowmobile excursion. All the gear will be provided, and your guide will teach you how to ride, so no experience is necessary. It will be a winter thrill to remember. You will have more free time in Fairbanks in the late afternoon. Join the group for a late dinner at a local restaurant. Then travel north to an Aurora Viewing Lodge away from the city lights. Relax in the warmth of the lodge until the lights appear, then step outside in the large deck and soak in the view. Learn to adjust the settings on your camera with an aurora photo class and capture your very own aurora photo! If you get cold, just step back inside and help yourself to a warm drink. Viewing will continue into the early morning hours with a return to your hotel around 2:30 to 3:00AM.
Day 3- Jan 18
This morning, relax and sleep-in after a late night. Enjoy a late breakfast, before departing Fairbanks and venturing out for a Dog Sledding Adventure. Arrive at a local kennel to meet some of Alaska’s most enthusiastic athletes! These friendly Alaskan huskies will whip you around the beautiful hidden twists and turns of the trails that run through the boreal forest. You have the unique opportunity to visit (“hands-on”) with the sled dogs in their home kennel and hear tales of the many years of experience with these canine athletes. Your mushers are not only long-time guides, but also have personal stories of Alaskan expeditions and/or racing experiences to share. After saying goodbye to your dog team continue to Chena Hot Springs Resort where you will be staying for the next two nights. Take some time to relax, soak in the
hot springs and explore the resort. This evening, join the group for a late dinner at the resort and then depart for an Aurora Viewing Excursion. Ride in a military-style SUSV (snowcat) to the top of Charlie Dome where you will watch for the Northern Lights. You will have a 360° unobstructed view, heated yurts to warm yourself in, outhouses, and complimentary hot beverages and snacks.
Day 4- Jan 19
After a leisurely morning and late breakfast, enjoy a tour of the world’s largest year-round ice environment, the Aurora Ice Museum. The structure was created from over 1,000 tons of ice and snow, all harvested at the resort. Keeping the museum icy cold in the heat of summer comes from the patented absorption chiller, the first of its kind in the world used for this purpose. In the afternoon, it is time to experience the 440 beautiful acres and scenic trails of the resort under your own power. You can choose either snowshoes or cross-country skies, then get out on the trails for a quiet winter trek through the forest. The rest of the day is free to enjoy all the amenities and optional activities offered at the resort. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and the northern lights
Day 5- Jan 20
Your final day is filled with wonder, depart the hotel and enjoy fun Alaskan winter pastime, Ice Fishing! In the
warmth of a comfortable icehouse, a seasoned guide will help you land a fish and will even cook what you caught for a fresh fish snack. A true Alaskan experience! After Fishing you take a short drive to the City of North Pole, where Christmas lives on, all year round! Enjoy Lunch at one of the local restaurants. Don’t forget to snap a picture with Santa Claus and order letters from Santa that will arrive just before Christmas (no matter what time of year you visit). There are shops that feature hand-made Alaskan gifts and be sure to swing by “The North Pole” for an unforgettable photo. Return to Fairbanks and check in for a final night. After a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, take one more excursion to an Aurora Viewing Lodge for a final night of the Northern Lights.
Day 6- Jan 21
Today travel to the airport, say goodbye to your guide, and enjoy your flight home.
COST: $3799 pp sharing
-Services of an Adventure Tours tour director
-5 nights hotel accommodations
-5 breakfasts, lunch, 1 dinner
-3 Aurora Viewing excursions
-Dog Sledding Adventure
-Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing
-Reindeer Ranch Walk
-Entrance fees to museums and attractions as listed
-Gratuities for included meals, local guides and outfitters
-Items of a personal nature
-Meals (other than listed in the itinerary)
Terms & Conditions:
Deposit Policy: Scheduled Departures, Day Tours, Custom Private Guided, Self-Drive Tours.
* Minimum 25% deposit is due at time of reservation.
* Payment in full is due 30 days prior to departure on all Scheduled Departures.
* Custom Tours: 25% due at time of booking. 25% due at 60 days prior to departure. Remaining
balance due at 30 days.
Cancellation Policy: Please notify us in writing if you need to cancel or reschedule.
* All cancellations are subject to a non-refundable 10% cancellation fee of the full price of the tour.
* All tours that are rescheduled within 30 days of the tour are subject to a non-refundable 10%
cancellation fee of the full price of the tour.
*Any changes to the reservation once deposited will be charged a $250.00 fee per change and any
increase in the cost will be charged to the customer.
* No refunds for cancellations within 30 days of departure for all multi-day tours. Instead we offer a
tour credit of the remaining monies to apply to a future tour or trip for 2 years from the day of the
* No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of departure for all day tours and activities. Instead
we offer a tour credit of the remaining monies to apply to a future tour or trip for 2 years from the
day of the cancellation.
* Tour must meet the minimum number of participants necessary to operate the tour or we will
have to cancel.
Payments to be made via check by Sept 30 to reserve your spot. Contact Carol to book or for any questions.