Scheduled during the spring equinox AND a new moon, this cabin-to-cabin 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 6 day, 5 night aurora tour scheduled during the darkest and most active skies of the year.
We will travel by dog team into the remote, pristine wilderness of the White Mountains National Recreation Area.
A Northern extension of the Rocky Mountains, 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.
This six day cabin-to-cabin trip travels a scenic loop through thick boreal forest, alongside the fantastic rock arches of Limestone Gulch, across Beaver Creek (a National Wild & Scenic River), paralleling steep mountains studded with tors. BLM provides beautiful log cabins dotted at regular internals along the route.
Pricing is all-inclusive. This means it includes travel to and from your hotel to Arctic Dog Adventure Co., meals, snacks, sleeping bags, pads, cold weather gear + accommodations.
Accommodations: Shared accommodations in remote BLM log cabins.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights. This trip is approximately 160 miles and includes one full day of orientation and mushing lessons before departure.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
Price: $-- per person; 4 person minimum.
Dates: 2021 dates T.B.A.
To request a detailed itinerary, please send us a message using the form below:
white mountains national recreation area, alaska
✔ Hotel/airport pickup
✔ Alaskan-inspired meals & snacks
✔ Dog mushing lessons
✔ Cold weather parkas, snow pants, boots
✔ Sleeping bags, liners and pads
✔ Basic aurora photography lessons
✔ Accommodations from pick-up to drop-off
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 provide you with a list of suggested gear -- your comfort is our utmost concern !
CANCELLATION & BOOKING POLICY | Multi Day Tours: A $1000 deposit is required to start the booking process. For multi-day trips, the remainder is due by check, bank transfer, or credit card 60 days prior to trip date. There is a 3% fee for credit card payments on the remaining balance. 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, or if COVID19 considerations prompt a cancellation, Arctic Dog Adventure Co. will refund you in full.