Alaska Snowshoe and Northern Lights Tour Southbound
Fairbanks to Anchorage
- Northern Lights Viewing
- Quiet Trails
- Gorgeous Mountain Views
- Wildlife Encounters
- Views of Denali
- Intimate Alaskan Lodges
The springtime months in the lower 48 are a late winter wonderland in Alaska. The days are longer, the skies are clearer, the bears and mosquitos won’t emerge until summer, and the chances of seeing the northern lights are much much higher. It’s the perfect time to explore a snow-covered paradise. Many guests are surprised to find that there are plenty of moderate trails for snowshoeing in Alaska, and the winter weather can be quite mild, especially closer to Anchorage and the coast. We’ll snowshoe on trails during the day, and with a bit of good fortune watch the aurora borealis dance in the sky at night.
Join us for an adventure exploring a variety of Alaska’s landscapes, from the tundra of Alaska’s Interior to the deep forests and mountains of the coastal ranges. Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) 7 days a week to learn more!
Important: this tour is also offered as a northbound option from Anchorage to Fairbanks, 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 Northbound 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 2
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 5 miles
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 800 feet
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Snowshoe and hike uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 4-6 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.
On this tour you may have the option of choosing between two different accommodations on Nights 4 and 5.
- Rustic, Alpine Cabins at Hatcher Pass Lodge
At Hatcher Pass Lodge, we stay in rustic cabins without running water. Each cabin has a marine style toilet. Running water and communal showers are available in the main lodge. The value of this accommodation is in its dramatic, alpine setting.
- Modern, Hotel Style Rooms Mat-Su Resort
Another option is to stay at Mat-Su Resort on the shores of gorgeous Wasilla Lake. This hotel has private bathrooms, running water, wifi and more.
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