Alaska Northern Lights and Snowshoe Tour Northbound
Anchorage to Fairbanks
- Northern Lights Viewing
- Quiet Trails
- Gorgeous Mountain Views
- Wildlife Encounters
- Denali Views
- Intimate Alaskan Lodges
While March and April are the peak of spring time in the Continental USA, in Alaska these months are a perfect time to have a winter experience of “The North.” As the dark heart of the Alaskan winter gives way to longer days and clear, sunny skies, at night the Northern Lights continue to light up the horizon. What this means for you is that it’s an opportune time to explore Alaska in its most peaceful and pristine season, when the crowds and bugs are nowhere to be seen, the landscape is in a pure state, and the Aurora Borealis are dancing across the night sky.
We’ll venture out on snowshoes by day to explore the Alaskan wilderness, gain views of Denali (North America’s tallest peak at 20,310′), discover the magic of the Kenai Peninsula and hopefully spot some wildlife. After our hikes we’ll retire to cozy lodges and cabins, then venture out again in the evenings to – with any luck – see the breathtaking Northern Lights. Join us for an experience of Alaska at its best!
Important: this tour is also offered as a southbound option from Fairbanks to Anchorage, following the same itinerary in reverse. If the dates for this tour don’t fit your schedule, we recommend checking out the Alaska Snowshoe and Northern Lights Tour Southbound for additional departures.
$725 Single Supplement
Unless otherwise requested, we will attempt to find you a roommate of the same gender. If you would like a single room, the single supplement will apply.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This tour features daily activities with moderate distances and elevation gains and losses. The difficulty of snowshoeing can be variable depending on snow conditions. The depth of the snow, and whether it’s dry, crusty, icy…etc. can all make the hikes more or less strenuous.
Up to 7 Miles
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 1300 feet
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Snowshoe and hike uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain, potentially deep snow, and icy or crusty snow conditions
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Alaska winter adventure a solitude 4. You can expect to see a couple other groups of hikers per day.
If a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 4-6 weeks before the departure date, and notify guests of changes and options immediately.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
PRIVATE RATES FOR THIS TRIP
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 2
- 4 People: Rate x 1.5
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply