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7 Day Tour seeing the Alaskan Northern Lights

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7 days, 1 country and 4 cities

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6 nights

Meals

6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Itinerary

Unlock a winter wonderland on this seven-day guided winter Alaska tour. Traverse Denali National Park's tundra and delve into Alaska’s people at cultural centers and museums. With multiple opportunities to see the Northern Lights and get night photography tips from a professional photographer, this is an incredible tour through Alaska's magical winter landscape.

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7 days itinerary trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage visiting 1 country and 4 cities

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Sightseeing highlights

Explore Palmer's Musk Ox Farm with a Local Specialist

Discover Fairbanks, Anchorage

Visit Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Murie Science and Learning Center

View the Aurora Borealis (weather dependent)

Scenic Train Ride on the Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train 

Scenic Drive along the Scenic Seward Byway

Aurora Borealis Viewing

Discover one of Alaska’s must-sees, the Northern Lights. Due to the combination of location directly beneath the Auroral Oval and unique geography that encourages stable, clear weather, Alaska’s Arctic is one of the best places in the world to view the Aurora Borealis. With everything taken care of, your location offers indoor heating and warm beverages, along with the option to step outside and be enchanted as the lights put on a show. 

Morris Thompson Cultural Center

Explore the Interior and Arctic Alaska, celebrating Alaska residents and how they live at The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Made possible by a cross-organizational, multi-cultural partnership built on the values lived by the late Morris Thompson, a business leader who worked as a bridge between the local and Indigenous cultures. You’ll learn all about the history and seasonal flow of local lifestyles through world-class exhibits. It’s an immersive way to unlock the land, where the natural world changes with the change of the seasons and the life of the land.

Museum of the North

Unlock Alaska Native cultures, natural wonders and the state’s diverse wildlife at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, the only research and teaching museum in Alaska. Explore 2,000 years of Alaska art through the museum's exhibits introducing you to Alaska’s diverse wildlife, people and lands. You can even view original installations about Alaska's dinosaurs and soak in views of the Alaska Range.  

Another chance at Aurora Borealis

Once isn’t enough – get ready for your second opportunity at a different location around Fairbanks to see the Northern Lights. You’ll love the chance to take in this must-see sight in Alaska from another vantage point. With a different location and day, you never know what spectacle may stretch across the sky. 

Alaska Railroad Aurora Winter Train

Get ready for picture-perfect winter scenery aboard the Aurora Car on your journey south to Denali National Park. While the Aurora Winter Train travels the same stretch of tracks as the summer Denali Star Train, this time of year you’re treated to the pristine snow in the winter wonderland of Alaska’s backcountry. From the comfort of a warm railcar, relax as large picture windows and onboard dining give you the opportunity to enjoy every second of your epic surroundings.  

Murie Science and Learning Center

Visit the Murie Science and Learning Center, which acts as the Denali Visitor’s Center in the wintertime. Discover the science and stewardship in Denali and other Alaskan national parks, watch the National Park Film, “Heartbeats of Denali” and unlock the local secrets of the park from a local ranger. You can even learn about the local trail conditions that are popular for skiers and snowshoers. 

Talkeetna

Unlock the secrets of Talkeetna, a small Alaska community which, in the summer without the crowds, is a magical winter wonderland. Get out and explore on your own, learning how Talkeetna is also home to the Talkeetna Bachelor Auction in which 100% of the proceeds go towards their mission of donating to and raising awareness for the community’s women and children in need. 

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All porterage and restaurant gratuities

Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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Optional Experiences and free time

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