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Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure
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Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure

By Aurora in Alaska
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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$269.00
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$269.00
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Ages 18-100, max of 45 per group
Duration: 5h
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  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Per request, while waiting for Aurora we offer a campfire with delicious Alaskan reindeer hot dogs. Please specify if vegan option is needed
  • Keepsake Media- all unedited photos from tour with unlimited downloads


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tours begin right at your Fairbanks hotel, so you don’t need to plan how to get to us and you will save additional taxi costs. Free guest pickup from 9pm to 10pm. Your guide will call/text when they are 10 min away from pick up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 226902P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure?
Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure price starts from $269.00. Discover and book Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure on Tripadvisor
What is the Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure cancellation policy?
Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure?
Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure is hosted by Aurora in Alaska. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Aurora in Alaska on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure?
On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 226902P5

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Fairbanks
    Stop: 5 hours
    Breathtaking views of the Aurora Borealis from some of our key Northern Light viewing locations. We will make sure you get to see the Aurora
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SteveEG2023
SteveEG2023
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Beyond our highest expectations!
Our viewing on March 24 was our first ever, and extremely happy that we chose AIA!! Nick was our driver and his att
kimnG5822JZ
kimnG5822JZ
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Incredible Aurora viewing adventure tour with Aurora in Alaska
The tour guide is great and knows where to find a good place to watch the Aurora. The sky was cloudy in Fairbanks b
courtneycE171DL
courtneycE171DL
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Extraordinary!
Nick and team provided a high quality viewing experience for us. Despite frigid temps, an outstanding setup of hot
J7842VIrebeccam
J7842VIrebeccam
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Perfect 10/10 experience
Nick is super fun and this is a once in a lifetime experience that they go deep into the wood and forest to see the
jlonc716
jlonc716
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Northern lights
We were in town and only had two nights to see the northern lights and we hit on both nights. We hired Aurora in Al
W6202TDhaleym
W6202TDhaleym
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Priceless Experience
We had the best experience! They picked us up from our hotel, provided hot coffee, tea, hot cocoa, water, two campf
577dagnyt
577dagnyt
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OMG Aurora Borralis Adventure!
Nick and Tony were awesome tour guides- we stoped to see the Alaska Pipeline trailhead as well as multiple sites fo
cai007
cai007
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Awesome Auora!
Best things: The lights were AMAZING ! And Daniel "whistling up the lights " and telling Alaska Native stories.
Celeste M
Celeste M
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Excellent Tour and Guide-Don’t miss it!!!!!
Took the Aurora tour with my husband and two daughters(older teens). The entire night was fantastic! Our guide was
530brentd
530brentd
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We saw them!
This group was super flexible. My family and I traveled from Texas to see the lights. We had booked for the followi
jansS1064HK
jansS1064HK
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Unforgettable
Absolutely amazing experience. I had a great driver and tour guide. I would and will recommend Aurora to any body t
JeanetteinBishop
JeanetteinBishop
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Above and Beyond!! Outstanding!!
What a great experience! I chose Aurora in Alaska because they offered several options that other tour companies di
mnelson0123
mnelson0123
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Wonderful experience
Bri made me and my husband night. We saw the Aurora Borealis dancing and she was so sweet, helpful and making our t
YFTraveler
YFTraveler
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100% Guaranteed and 100% Recommended
If you want to have an amazing experience and deal with company that have passion on what they do and that cares ab
P6794OOmargaretl
P6794OOmargaretl
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Avoid this tour at all cost, ruined our evening.
We had a confirmed booking with the "Hot Springs Aurora Viewing Dream" tour on viator.com with pick up at our hotel
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TripAd_accnt
3 contributions
Dec 2022
This was a phenomenal experience. In general viewing companies and guides tend to be very nice and helpful, but the team from Aurora in Alaska was still by far the most impressive. A particularly important thing to note is that with the food and fire and other spots like pipeline viewing etc.- the trip is good enough even when the aurora is not visible/faint. Nick was also great at photographing which allows everyone to focus more on the show and less on capturing it!

If you are booking multiple tours and the forecasts are particularly good for one day, I would recommend using this company for that day, it's worth the extra expense in my opinion.
Written January 3, 2023
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Nicole A
What an amazing review! Thank you. We all work so hard to make sure every guest has a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope your New Year is full of joy and many more adventures.
Written January 4, 2023
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Michael K
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
From start to finish the overall handling of this booking was excellent. We were supposed to go on a Friday night but they contacted us beforehand to let us know that there would be no chance of seing the lights tonight because of cloud cover so moved it to the Saturday night free of charge. I’m sure any other company would have been happy to take us out knowing that the possibility of seeing the lights were slim.

Daniel and the rest of the team made sure everyone was kept warm and doing ok throughout the night and his knowledge of the area is second to none I would listen to him speak all night.

Would highly recommend to anyone to book through this company.
Written November 15, 2022
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Nicole A
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and thank you for booking with us! We truly enjoy sharing the Auroras with others and were more than happy to get you to a good day for the tour. I hope you enjoy the photos and all the memories made.
Written November 15, 2022
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r u
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Dec 2022
Nick picked us up at where we stayed three weeks ago, and drove us north to the a hill top. We had outdoor fire, hot drinks and food, and a very warm comfortable van when we could not stand the cold night. The best thing with this tour is the photography. We had spent a couple of days in Fairbanks and saw aurora. But, as amateur photographers ourselves, we were not able to take a good picture. One of the reasons is that our cameras batteries kept freeze on us due to 30 below temperature. The northern lights comes and goes. We did not have time to adjust the cameras. Thank God we booked this tour. Nick is such a good night photographer. Not only he captured all the amazing northern lights pictures of us, he did not charge us extra fee for those. They are included in the tour. Highly recommend this tour.
Written January 12, 2023
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Nicole A
Thank you for joining us and we are so happy to hear you love what we do! Nick is does great work and we are always happy to send guests home with unedited photos. I hope you are able to cherish your aurora experience for years to come with friends and family. And have an amazing 2023!
Written January 12, 2023
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Coastal781229
1 contribution
Mar 2023
We took this trip because they promised an aurora chasing, to quite from theur description: "Venture away from the light pollution of Fairbanks and embark on an aurora chasing tour. Join a small group and travel in a heated van in search of the colorful natural phenomenon."

While the group was small, and there were snacks and coffee provided, we did not do any chasing. The night we were out, later on we heard that there were multiple aurora viewings from spots nearby. However, this tour just took us to a spot that was barely 20 minutes away from Fairbanks and then we just sat in the van and/or outside bonfire waiting for the lights the entire duration of the trip. When I read 'chasing' I expect to go to anther place in case we do not see anything in the first one. The lights did not happen after a white band display in the sky, but instead of finding out where we can watch it properly in the next location and 'chasing' it there, the guide did nothing.

They also misinformed. They had powerful cameras with which they took pictures that were NOTHING like what we could see (or did not see) that night and touted it as having seen the aurora. We felt terribly cheated.

Beware that this company lures you in with the promise of a refund if you cannot view, but the fine print is 'view yourself or the view through the cameras". Since the camera lenses will always pick up the aurora even f we cannot see it with our naked eyes, you are basically paying for an experience by camera- proxy. AND they certainly do not chase anything. Might be cheaper to just buy some pictures. Also, they offered us snow cones made from the snow accumulated outside the van where we had parked. We felt this was very unhygienic and insulting, considering how much we had paid for this trip. We refused the non-treat. This was a very expensive reindeer dog!!!!
Written March 28, 2023
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DBombus
2 contributions
Jan 2023
I spent a lot of time reviewing other aurora viewing tours and even booked a second trip with another company that advertised itself as "being different" and highlighted its success rate (yet with a no cancellation/no refund policy within a month from your tour date). Don't bother - Aurora in Alaska is all you need. Check out their Aurora Guarantee Policy and learn for yourself. They kindly reached out to me in advance of my scheduled tour and suggested I change to an earlier date to enhance my viewing opportunity. Great communication, knowledgeable guides, a small group, comfortable van, food and drink, and an evening out under the stars. Saw the aurora as we were driving out of Fairbanks, and it only got better as the evening progressed. You do need to do your homework in terms of checking the aurora forecast (I wouldn't recommend looking at anything over 3 days out), the weather, moon cycle, etc., but if all look favorable, Aurora in Alaska will get you to some beautiful locations for some great viewing/photography. Highly recommended and I look forward to booking again!
Written January 21, 2023
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Nicole A
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We take pride in ensuring each guest gets the best possible evening and we so happy you were able to join us on an amazing aurora evening. We hope to see you in the future!
Written January 23, 2023
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Betty A
1 contribution
Mar 2023
Aurora in Alaska helped us have a truly wonderful experience. This company researched cloud cover and aurora happenings and provided the best possible situation to have an aurora experience. The photographic equipment they have and their experience taking pictures for their customers is amazing. They included their pictures as part of the experience. There was a campfire and reindeer sausages to roast. Many kinds of drinks were provided. The atmosphere was friendly and fun. We were comfortable with the experience for our 12 year old grandson who wanted to see an aurora. Our guides shared their knowledge generously. The warm van was great retreat when the cold and lateness became too much. We were impressed by this company on every level and would wholeheartedly recommend them.
Written March 25, 2023
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Nicole A
Thank you for trusting us with you and your family. We are a small company and enjoyed sharing the Auroras with your family. Thank for taking a moment to share your experience and we hope you cherish your experience with us for years to come.
Written March 28, 2023
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Jessica P
Anaheim, CA31 contributions
What an amazing night!
First of all, we booked directly through the company (cheaper and put me in direct contact with them by email).
We got a text the day of our excursion saying they were excited and hopeful as the lights looks to be active that night, however weather was questionable and there was only a 30-40% chance of seeing them. We were given the option to 1.) cancel with full refund 2.) reschedule to another day that week or 3.) go out and take our chances without the guarantee. After responding to several very annoying questions from me, we decided to take our chances. I am SO GLAD we did!
They picked us up at 9:15 from our hotel. There were only the five of us, one other couple and another individual on the trip along with our 2 guides. They drove us in their lovely van about 40 minutes out of town. It was -8 out and windy but they found a clearing and within 15 minutes the lights came out! I appreciated the heated van (it was plenty warm for us to take breaks and warm up in) as well as the small fire, hot drinks and reindeer sausage (which I didn’t try but appreciated the option!) They also had hand warmers for my freezing California teenagers.
I know some of it is dumb luck, but we had the most incredible light show! Nick showed me how to take the best pics and then took complimentary pictures of our whole family. We took them more than once as the lights just kept getting better and better. We got to watch them dance across the sky for a very long time. Since they came out so fast and we got a great show we even got consensus to head back to town early and got a good night’s sleep.
I recommend them to anyone who wants to maximize their chances of seeing the lights. It was our most expensive excursion of the trip but worth every penny to cross off this bucket list item!
Written March 30, 2022
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Jess N
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Amazing tour, one of the best I've been on! The team did a great job communicating with us on conditions and what time we would be picked up. Aurora was very active that night so the team setup at a campsite and we were able to hang out there and enjoy the show. The tour provided comfortable transportation to and from our hotel in Fairbanks. At the site they setup coffee, water, alcoholic beverages, and reindeer hot dogs to roast over a camp fire. They had two photographers with them that night to help take pictures of the groups and the lights that they provided for free a couple of days later. Shout out to Tim Banks who helped me after my tripod broke, he setup his tripod for me to use and took amazing pictures of my group, went above and beyond for us!
Written September 27, 2022
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Nicole A
Thank you for the glowing review! We are always happy to help when things aren’t working right or break and I’m glad Tim was there when you need assistance. Thank you again for booking with us and we hope these memories last a lifetime!
Written October 2, 2022
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200elainee
Fair Oaks CA, United States7 contributions
Jan 2023
I came to Fairbanks to see the Aurora and this experience delivered. We loaded into the van and Nick took us to 2 different locations. At the first one - at the pipeline turnout - we all got out and saw the Aurora for the first time. We were excited and amazed, having our photos taken. Then, we drove to the top of a mountain and experienced not only the Aurora but the moon rise. It was beautiful and incredible to see the lights change, dance and move through the sky. The van was warm when we needed it and the portable fire pit provided not only warmth, but a place to cook up our reindeer sausage. This was an amazing adventure and I am so glad I was able to attend.
Written January 20, 2023
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Nicole A
Thank you so much for joining us! We are always so happy to see reviews from our guests. It was a pleasure taking you out on an adventure. Thank you for taking the time to let others know how we did. Enjoy all those amazing photos!
Written January 21, 2023
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Dominique D 845674
5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Incredible experience!!! Nick and Daniel were absolutely great hosts and super knowledgeable of the lights and where to catch them. They were also super flexible with the reservations and gave us an option to cancel / reschedule for free if the weather is looking suboptimal for seeing the Northern Lights. They also prepared fun activities for us while we wait: we went sledding, sat around the campfire, had some reindeer sausage and warm drinks! The vans are heated as well which was perfect!! Lastly they were flexible enough to stop at different spots when they see the Lights forming and by chance we got some of our best shots there! An absolute MUST BOOK for Northern Lights chasers!

*photos below taken on iPhones*
Written November 27, 2022
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Nicole A
Thank you for taking the time to not only review us, but share photos! We are so happy you enjoyed your tour and hope you had safe travels home. If you are ever in the area again, come out with us! Every Aurora viewing is so unique.
Written November 29, 2022
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