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NEW! Arctic Aurora Adventure

This 4-night aurora tour is a quick trip to Fairbanks, a simple Arctic escape!

Price Per Person
(based on double occupancy)
($280 single supplement)
4 nights
Easy to Moderate
November - February

NEW! Arctic Aurora Adventure

Description, Itinerary, Tour Map, Details, Cancellation Policy, Travel Insurance

This is a simple indepdent travel itinerary! This four-night Fairbanks Aurora Vacation includes three guided tours to search for the northern lights in Fairbanks!

Day One - Sunday

Welcome to the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks! Settle into your overnight accommodations in downtown within walking distance to our favorite restaurants. 

Today Includes: Hotel Courtesy Shuttle from the Fairbanks International Airport, Overnight Fairbanks

Day Two - Monday

Nothing says "Alaska" more than dog mushing! Sled dogs are deeply rooted in Alaska history as hunters, freight haulers, and companions. Mushing is more than just popular—it's Alaska's official sport! For a taste of the real Alaska, your Salmon Berry Tours guide will transport you out to the a remote area of the Chena River where you will have the opportunity to meet the dogs at the Last Frontier Mushing Co-Op and experience their excitement as they power down the trail. This is an interactive tour that includes handling of the huskies and teaching you how to harness and hook up a dog team. Once the teams are ready, we mush amongst black spruce and white birch along winding trails that take us through the Chena River Recreation Area. Keep your eyes peeled for Alaska Moose - the local Willow trees are staple of their diet! Each Aurora Dog Mushing Tour includes 5 digital images from your Alaska dog sledding experience in Two Rivers, Alaska! Rustic restrooms available at this aurora viewing location and hot drinks will served around the warmth of the campfire.

Today Includes: Fairbanks Aurora Mushing Tour, Overnight Fairbanks (B)

Day Three - Tuesday

This evening, a Fairbanks shuttle van or tour coach will pick you up to travel the notorious Haul Road to bring you far north of Fairbanks to the remote trading post of Joy, Alaska. Watch the night skies searching for nature's greatest light show, the mysterious Aurora Borealis! Consider an optional upgrade and make this a full day; consider flying into the Arctic then traveling south to the Arctic Trading Post. This optional upgrade would include a flight tour into the Arctic Circle to Coldfoot Camp, a vehicle tour & transfer down to Joy, Alaska as well as an Arctic Circle certificate! This optional upgrade is $549-$579 per person (based on dates) and includes shuttle to the flight office for check in. Only rustic restrooms here at the trading post where indoor and outdoor viewing opportunities are provided. Hot drinks are served.

Today Includes: Aurora Viewing at Remote Trading Post, Overnight Fairbanks (B)

Day Four - Wednesday

This fully guided small group tour will take you to our favorite facility for viewing the aurora! This location is at a popular northern lights viewing location but what makes this special is we reserve a private aurora viewing area making this a more exclusive experience. Your local Alaskan guide will share science behind the aurora and stories of living in the Last Frontier! Enjoy a great view of the Alaska night sky with the opportunity to warm up in an indoor heated area. Indoor restrooms are available at this aurora viewing location. Hot drinks served.  

Today Includes: Fairbanks Evening Aurora Tour, Overnight Fairbanks (B)

Day Five - Thursday

Farewell from Alaska today! You will return back from your aurora viewing tour approximately 2:00am this morning so please schedule your flight departures accordingly. Your check out of the hotel is at noon and a hotel courtesy shuttle is availble on the hour! Please forward your flight details! 

Today Includes: Hotel Courtesy Shuttle to the Fairbanks International Airport (B)

2020/2021 Winter Aurora Package Price

  • $941 per person, based on double occupancy
  • $1,221 per person, based on single occupancy
  • $847 per person, based on triple occupancy
  • $799 per person, based on quad occupancy

2020/2021 Travel Dates Available

November 29 - December 3

December 6 - December 10

January 3 - January 7

February 7 - February 11


  • Local Alaskan Guide(s)

Narration provided by a CDL Certified Alaskan Guide (English Speaking)

  • Small Group

A more personal experience of up to 12 guests in our clean and comfortable sprinter vans. Exception: Joy Trading Post tour is a group tour.

  • Independent Travel Vacation!

4 nights in Fairbanks in a Standard Suite Room with Private Bath

Hotel Courtesy Shuttle to/from the Fairbanks International Airport

Private Evening Aurora Viewing Tour

Fairbanks Aurora Mushing Tour

Aurora Tour at Joy Trading Post

Standard Local Guide Gratuities

Meals: Breakfast (4)


  • Commercial flights
  • Into Fairbanks (FAI)
    Out of Fairbanks (FAI)

Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel. Please note that we encourage travel insurance as we do incur fees with our partners at the time of booking.

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