Alaska’s Winter Wonders

8 Days featuring Northern Lights, dog sledding, and adventure

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NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER SPORTS

Fun for all ages and a photographer’s dream! Experience the magic of winter on this inclusive tour. Witness the Northern Lights, test your curling and dogsledding skills, and go flightseeing over Denali – North America’s tallest mountain.

  • Up to seven nights of Northern Lights viewing
  • Go flightseeing in Denali National Park and land on a glacier
  • Trail Breaker Kennel – presentation and dogsledding ride
  • Test out your curling skills at the Fairbanks Curling Club
  • Two Adventure Days – skiing, snow-machining, spa treatment, and more

Included land highlights:

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:
Trail Breaker Kennel Sled Dog Ride
Aurora Pointe Experience
Frank Stelges Photography Lesson
Northern Lights Viewing
Borealis Basecamp Adventure Day
2-Hour Denali Glacier Flightseeing
Glacier Landing in Denali National Park
Denali Brewing Company Tour
Alyeska Aerial Tram
Alyeska Resort Adventure Day

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Accommodations:

1 Night – Sophie Station Suites Fairbanks

2 Nights – Borealis Basecamp, Fairbanks

2 Nights – Talkeetna Lodge, Talkeetna

2 Nights – Alyeska Lodge, Girdwood

More About Accommodations

Active Rating:

MOST MOBILITY LEVELS
Requires ability to board small planes & walk in snow

Included Meals:

20
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on full tour days + arrival day dinner, departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 28

Itinerary

Day 1Fairbanks

Welcome to the golden heart of Alaska! Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by a John Hall’s Alaska representative and transferred to your accommodations for the night. Enjoy an optional visit to Aurora Pointe tonight to learn about the aurora and enjoy a breathtaking view of the evening sky.

Dinner | Overnight: Sophie Station Suites

Day 2DOG SLEDDING, CURLING & AURORA VIEWING

After a group welcome breakfast and a leisurely morning around the lodge, it is off to Trail Breaker Kennel for dog sled rides with a behind-the-scenes look at the kennel and the Monson family homestead. After lunch, get competitive with a visit to the Fairbanks Curling Club where you learn to curl before traveling north to Borealis Basecamp. This evening, half of the group will attend a presentation by the Aurora Bear Photography team at the home of professional photographer Frank Stelges. Learn tips to capture the aurora as you learn about this fascinating phenomenon in the sky. Enjoy aurora viewing into the early morning hours.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Borealis Basecamp

Day 3BOREALIS BASECAMP PICK YOUR ADVENTURE DAY

After a late night of aurora viewing, sleep in and enjoy breakfast at your leisure. Then, launch into miles of wilderness with a variety of included outdoor activities to choose from today. Tonight, the other half of your group enjoys a photography lesson given by Aurora Bear, Frank Stelges. Watch the Aurora dance in the skies above from your private domed-room tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Borealis Basecamp

Day 4TALKEETNA & NORTHERN LIGHTS

Sleep in and then travel by coach to Talkeetna via the Parks Highway. Make a lunch stop in Healy at Rose’s Cafe before arriving in Talkeetna later this evening for dinner and local entertainment. The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge will have a fire roaring in the fireplace into the early morning hours for those who elect to view the Northern Lights and Denali from the lodge’s expansive back porch.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Day 5DENALI FLIGHTSEEING & DENALI BREWING CO.

Rise & Shine! The day begins with brunch served family-style at the Talkeetna Roadhouse. After a chance to walk off some calories by strolling the streets and shops of downtown Talkeetna, enjoy a two-hour flightseeing tour that not only highlights Denali, but includes a fly-by of Hunter, Foraker, Silverthorne, and Moose’s Tooth Peaks before landing in the Great Gorge. Late afternoon, guests partake in a tasting tour and behind the scenes look at one of Alaska’s most successful micro-breweries, the Denali Brewing Company. This is the perfect transition to dinner in downtown Talkeetna. The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge will again have the fire roaring for those who wish to spend time outdoors enjoying.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Day 6ANCHORAGE & GIRDWOOD

Wake up to spectacular views of Denali from the lodge before making your way south today. Spend some time exploring downtown Anchorage late this morning and enjoy lunch at your choice of several amazing venues in town before continuing the journey south along Turnagain Arm to Girdwood. Take in dinner tonight at a local favorite and then relax and enjoy the incredible views from Alyeska Resort, your home for the next two nights.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alyeska Resort

Day 7ALYESKA PICK YOUR ADVENTURE DAY

Create your own adventure today! You have the option of choosing between a day on the slopes (including lift ticket & rental gear), a day at the spa (choose from a pre-selected menu of relaxing treatments), a spring marine wildlife cruise from Seward, or a helicopter flightseeing trip over the Chugach Mountains. Dine at your leisure tonight at Alyeska Resort.

Breakfast, Luncher, Dinner | Overnight: Alyeska Resort

Day 8ANCHORAGE - FLY HOME

Enjoy breakfast at the resort before heading north along the scenic Seward Highway back to Anchorage for your flight home. Anchorage is a stepping stone into the Alaskan wilderness so please let us know if you would like to extend your journey!

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

Per Person Pricing IncludesAccommodations; fully-guided service; luxury land and small plane transportation; airport transfers; daily activities and tours; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; taxes; and black sub-zero jacket.

Cold weather gear, such as boots and pants are available for rent or purchase through recommended sources.

March 6, 2023
ALASKA'S WINTER WONDERS
8-Day Land Tour

March 6 – March 13, 2023

Double Occupancy: $7,099
Single Occupancy: $8,509
March 14, 2023
ALASKA'S WINTER WONDERS
8-Day Land Tour

March 14 – March 21, 2023

Double Occupancy: $7,099
Single Occupancy: $8,509

Tour Savings

Check Discount: SAVE $200 per person when you pay your tour balance by check or cash versus credit card! $500 per person deposits may still be made by credit card.

Group Discount: SAVE $50 per person with 2-3 rooms booked; SAVE $100 per person with 4-7 rooms booked. SAVE $150 per person with 8-11 rooms booked; SAVE $200 per person with 12+ rooms booked. Group discount applies to the first 2 individuals in each room only.

How To Reserve This Tour

A deposit of $500.00 USD per person is required within ten days of booking your reservation. Deposits are fully refundable up until 90 days prior to departure.

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks are acceptable forms of deposit payment. To confirm your space by credit card, please contact our office: 800.325.2270. Alaska Specialists are available for tour bookings 7:30am-5:30pm M-F and 8am-4pm on Saturday.

Full Terms and Conditions

Arranging Your Flights

Land: This tour begins in Fairbanks, Alaska and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. Flights must arrive before 5 pm on Day 1; early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 8, flights may depart Anchorage after 11am.

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