Aurora / Northern Lights

Anchorage Aurora Quest

Northern lights photography tour


Aurora / Northern Lights (Fairbanks) – first time visitors to Alaska shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this rare and mystical event. Find out more about the Northern Lights and what you need to know to make your viewing trip a success. Peak viewing season is in the dead of winter, when the weather is the coldest and when it is the darkest. However, there are opportunities to see the northern lights at the tail end of the summer season in early September.

While you can potentially see them all over the state, the most reliable spot is Fairbanks. Up and inland, Fairbanks is geographically under the “aurora oval,” where auroras are seen most frequently. You can even take excursions several hours north from there. The tour operator best-known for such excursion is Northern Alaska Tour Company. Visit their website for rates and other details: