5 day aurora
Scheduled around the new moon, this immersive dog mushing aurora tour is unlike any other!
It is estimated that visitors who stay in Fairbanks for three days have a 90% chance of viewing the northern lights. We maximize your chances with a 5 day, 4 night aurora tour scheduled during the darkest skies of the year.
We will travel by dog team into the remote, pristine wilderness of the White Mountains National Recreation Area. The White Mountains are marked by rolling black spruce forest, rocky limestone cliffs, open river valleys, and mountain ridges adorned with mystical black granite tors.
Experience a truly serene Alaskan aurora experience. We have handpicked our campsites for their unobscured northern horizons, providing a dream backdrop for aurora viewing. Our aurora viewing sites are private; accessible only by dog team or snowmachine.
Accommodations: Two nights of wilderness camping in a heated tent, two nights in remote BLM log cabins.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights. This trip is approximately 80 miles roundtrip.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Price: $2999 per person; 4 person minimum.
Dates: January 21-25, 2020. [2 spots available]
March 23-27, 2020 [4 spots available]
To request an itinerary or inquire about availability, please send us a message using the form below:
JANUARY 21-25, 2020
march 23-27, 2020
WHITE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, ALASKA
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ Drive your own dog team
✔ Basic aurora photography lessons
✔ Cold weather gear
✔ Sleeping bags and pads
✔ Glamping accommodations
is this trip right for me?
Are you an adventurous soul? A dog lover? Do you love winter? Are you desirous of a closer connection to nature? Answer yes to any one of these? Then yes! This trip might be perfect for you!
No previous mushing experience is required. We will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable and equipped for your days on the trail.
That being said, dog mushing is a physical activity...from harnessing dogs to standing on the sled all day, you will need to be reasonably able-bodied in order to fully enjoy this experience. If you are hesitant about your ability to manage a dog team, please contact Lisbet & she will guide you through a series of questions designed to evaluate your abilities. You are probably better suited for this than you think.
You do not need previous experience with cold weather climates, but you will need to equip yourself with a proper set of winter base layers in order to ensure your comfort and safety. Even though it is spring in Alaska, weather and temperatures can still be harsh and unpredictable. We will happily provide you with a list of suggested gear -- your comfort is our utmost concern !
CANCELLATION & BOOKING POLICY | Multi Day Tours: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. For multi-day trips, the remainder is due 60 days prior to trip date. Cancellations must be made in writing. A full refund, minus a $100 processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received more than 60 days from trip date. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days from trip date, a 50% refund of the total will be issued. No refund applies for client initiated cancellations received less than 30 days prior to trip date. Arctic Dog Adventure Co. reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason. No reimbursement is provided for trips postponed, adjusted, or canceled due to dangerous or inclement weather. For this reason, we highly recommend travel and cancellation insurance. If trip minimums are not met, Arctic Dog Adventure Co. will refund you in full.