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Northern Lights, Yukon, Alaska

Alaska’s Northern Lights

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,595 pp incl. flights


Short description

Explore the wilderness landscapes and historic towns of Alaska as you go in search of the Northern Lights

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Anchorage
  • 2 Nights Fairbanks
  • 2 Nights Chena Hot Springs Road
  • 1 Night Fairbanks


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | History & culture | Natural world | Winter

Located within a ring-shaped region around the North Pole called the auroral oval and less than 200km south of the Arctic Circle, Fairbanks in Alaska is among some of the best places on earth to experience the mysterious Northern Lights. This wonderful winter adventure that starts in Anchorage includes a glacier tour, a journey into the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks and several opportunities to see the dancing curtains of colour that light up the night sky and enjoy hot springs.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2

Upon arrival in Anchorage transfer to the Clarion Suites Downtown using their complimentary shuttle bus.

Spend the next day exploring the scenic Matanuska Glacier, a frozen 27 mile long river of ancient ice. Spend time directly on the glacier with a guide learning how the Matanuska Glacier was born and how it shaped the Matanuska Susitna Valley, explore blue meltwater pools and awesome ice formations. Helmets, walking sticks and spikes that attach to shoes are provided.

Stay: Clarion Suites Downtown

Days 3-4

Early start to catch your flight to Fairbanks. Enjoy the winter landscape and keep an eye out for wildlife as you travel north.

The following day enjoy a one day guided trip across the Arctic Circle, heading north from Fairbanks view the remarkable 800-mile long Trans Alaska Pipeline. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska. Traverse the rugged Dalton Highway and experience the mighty Yukon River. Cross the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Explore up close the amazing arctic tundra.

Stay: Fairbanks Springhill Suites

Days 5-6
Chena Hot Springs

Transfer to Chena Hot Springs Resort. Located 60 miles outside of Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs has become famous for its legendary healing mineral waters and displays of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

In addition to the relaxing hot springs Chena Hot Springs Resort has many activities on offer including horse drawn sleigh rides, Aurora Ice Museum tours, dog sledding, snow coach tours, skiing, snow shoeing and ice skating.

Stay: Chena Hotsprings Resort

Day 7

Fly back to Fairbanks where you may want to enjoy an optional dog sledding tour, experiencing the thrill of dog mushing as you head through the frozen Alaskan wilderness, the perfect way to end your journey through Alaska.

Stay: Fairbanks Springhill Suites

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,595 incl. flights


Low Season

from £2,595 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,545 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Flights between UK and Anchorage
  • 7nts accommodation in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs
  • Matanuska Glacier Walk - Anchorage
  • Domestic return flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks
  • Arctic Circle Drive Tour - Fairbanks
  • Return shuttle to/from Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs Resort
  • Aurora viewing at Chena Hot Springs
  • Unlimited access to Chena Hot Springs
  • Aurora Ice Museum Tour
  • Nightly Snow Coach Aurora Tours

Optional day tours are available at Chena Hot Springs

Snow Machine Tour (40 mins)

Dog Sled (15 mins)

Kennel Tour (45 mins)

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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