Fall Northern Lights Adventure

Fall Northern Lights Adventure

Available: Aug - Oct

Rates: 
$800.00 – 2 person
$1200.00 – 4 person
$1475.00 – 6 person

All rates include lodging, activities, and food.

Join us for an exciting adventure combining off-road ATV tours through Hatcher Pass with a mesmerizing Northern Lights experience. Start your journey by exploring scenic mountain trails on guided ATV/UTV rides. Enjoy the best riding locations in Alaska with our experienced tour guides, ensuring your safety and fun. After a thrilling day, relax in an authentic Alaskan cabin, perfect for unwinding and preparing for the night’s spectacle.

NOTE: We do not provide drivers for our tours. You must be at least 18 and licensed to drive a machine (auto/car driver’s license).

As night falls, witness the stunning aurora borealis in the peaceful Alaskan wilderness. This overnight tour in Hatcher Pass blends daytime excitement with night-time relaxation, offering an unparalleled Northern Lights experience in Alaska. Ideal for adventure seekers and nature lovers, this tour promises a memorable trip with guided group tours, comfortable cabin stays, and breathtaking views of the Northern Lights. Join us for an unforgettable journey in the heart of Alaska.

Tour Details

Start your adventure with a 3.5-hour ATV ride from our Willow HQ. Departures are at 9 am and 1 pm, with check-in required 30 minutes before. Guided by experienced ATV tour guides, you’ll navigate the scenic trails of the Talkeetna Mountains and Hatcher Pass. This route is known for its challenging terrains and stunning mountain views, providing some of the best ATV riding locations in Alaska. Suitable for all skill levels, the tour ensures everyone can enjoy the adventure. After the ride, you’ll head to Snowhook Lodge located in Hatcher Pass for an overnight stay in your cabin.

In the evening, enjoy a hearty meal before preparing to see the Northern Lights. Hatcher Pass is one of the best areas to see the Northern Lights, offering clear, unobstructed views. Stay overnight in cabins equipped with handcrafted log furniture and Starlink Wi-Fi. Gather around the campfire for stories and relaxation. The next morning, savor a delicious breakfast before returning to Willow HQ. This Northern Lights tour perfectly combines exciting ATV adventure with the beauty of an Aurora viewing, ensuring an unforgettable Alaskan experience.

What's Included?

This tour includes a 3.5-hour guided ATV ride through the Talkeetna Mountains and Hatcher Pass, an overnight stay in one of our cabins, and a hearty dinner and breakfast. You will also have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights. All necessary gear such as waterproof clothing, boots, goggles, and helmets are provided. Starlink Wi-Fi is available in the cabins to keep you connected.

Tour Dates & Times

If you are a single participant, please call to book.

Departs Daily:
3pm

Available: August – October

Ages: 12+ minors with a parent or legal guardian.

NOTES: If anyone is not comfortable driving, they may ride as a passenger, discounts are not given to those who do not wish to drive. Drivers must be 18 years or older, kids 6 and up may ride as a passenger. We do not provide drivers for our tours.

Anchorage Shuttle +

Call to add an optional round-trip shuttle from Anchorage directly to our HQ for your adventure. Enjoy a hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off, complete with stunning views along the way.

Travel to and from Anchorage, $100 per person, 2 person min.

Your adventure kicks off with a thrilling 3.5-hour ATV ride through the rugged trails of Hatcher Pass. With our experienced ATV tour guides, you’ll navigate diverse terrains and soak in the stunning views of the Talkeetna Mountains. As you ride, keep an eye out for local wildlife like moose and eagles, making this one of the best ATV destinations in Alaska. The excitement of ATV off-road adventure ensures a memorable start to your Northern Lights getaway.

After the ride, arrive at Snowhook Lodge for a relaxing evening. Settle into your cabin, featuring handcrafted log furniture and Starlink Wi-Fi. Enjoy a hearty dinner and gather around the campfire for stories and laughter. The combination of rustic charm and modern comfort makes for a perfect setting to unwind before the night’s main event.

As night falls, prepare for an awe-inspiring Northern Lights viewing. Hatcher Pass is renowned as one of the best areas to see the Northern Lights, offering views you won’t find anywhere else. Witness the Aurora Borealis in person, a breathtaking display that will leave you in awe. This Alaska Aurora tour combines the thrill of daytime ATV adventures with the beauty of the Northern Lights, creating an unforgettable experience.

After your overnight stay in Hatcher Pass, prepare for a hearty breakfast at Snowhook Lodge. The morning meal is a perfect way to start your day, with a variety of delicious options to fuel your next adventure. Enjoy the dining area, where you can savor your breakfast while reflecting on the previous night’s northern lights sighting. The environment of the lodge, combined with the friendly atmosphere, makes for a memorable dining experience.

After breakfast, take some time to relax and soak in the surroundings. Your cabin’s handcrafted log furniture and the Lodge’s warm hospitality offer a perfect setting to unwind. Whether you choose to explore the immediate area or simply enjoy the view from the lodge, the peaceful morning provides a great contrast to the previous day’s excitement. 

As you get ready to head back to Willow HQ, you’ll have the chance to reflect on the incredible experiences of your Alaska Aurora tour. The journey back offers more stunning views and the opportunity to spot local wildlife. This combination of adventure and relaxation makes for a well-rounded trip, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your overnight Northern Lights adventure and exciting ATV ride in the mountains.

Snowhook Lodge & Cabins

Experience the best in backcountry luxury with Snowhook. Choose from one of five private cabins at our Main Lodge. After an adventure-filled day, see the Northern Lights, compare stories with new friends, and soak in the wilderness of the Last Frontier.

Relax around the campfire. Enjoy true Alaskan hospitality.

FAQ's

The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in high-latitude regions around the Arctic. They occur when solar particles collide with gases in Earth’s atmosphere, creating vibrant colors and patterns. The best area to see the northern lights includes Hatcher Pass in Alaska, where guided tours offer an unforgettable viewing experience. For those planning a trip to see the northern lights, consider an Alaska northern lights tour for an immersive and breathtaking adventure.

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, form when charged particles from the sun collide with gases in Earth’s atmosphere. These particles, mostly electrons, are driven by the solar wind and guided by Earth’s magnetic field towards the polar regions. When they hit the atmosphere, they excite gas molecules, causing them to emit light. The colors of the aurora depend on the type of gas: oxygen produces green and red lights, while nitrogen causes blue and purple hues. This stunning natural display can be best viewed during a trip to see the Northern Lights in Alaska.

You can see the northern lights in high-latitude regions near the Arctic Circle. Alaska is one of the best places to view this natural phenomenon. Areas like Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Hatcher Pass offer prime viewing spots. For a guided and immersive experience, consider a Northern Lights tour with Snowhook, which can provide you with optimal viewing locations away from city lights. 

Your overnight stay at Snowhook Lodge includes a comfortable cabin equipped with handcrafted log furniture and Starlink Wi-Fi. You’ll enjoy a hearty dinner upon arrival and a delicious breakfast in the morning. The lodge offers a cozy atmosphere perfect for relaxation after a day of ATV adventures. Gather around the campfire in the evening to share stories and unwind. This package provides a seamless blend of adventure and comfort, making it ideal for those on a Northern Lights tour in Alaska.

During the ATV tour, you might see a variety of Alaskan wildlife. Keep an eye out for moose grazing in the meadows, eagles soaring overhead, and possibly even a bear in the distance. Smaller animals like foxes, hares, and porcupines are also common. The diverse habitats along the trails provide excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings, making your ATV adventure even more exciting. The chance to see these animals in their natural environment adds an unforgettable element to your four wheel adventure.

For the ATV tour, we provide all necessary gear to ensure your safety and comfort. This includes waterproof clothing, boots, gloves, goggles, and helmets. Our ATV tour guide will make sure you are fully equipped and ready for the adventure. The gear is designed to protect you from the elements and enhance your overall riding experience in the mountains. Whether you’re tackling rugged trails or enjoying scenic views, we’ve got you covered with the best equipment.

An ATV, or All-Terrain Vehicle, is a four-wheeled vehicle designed for off-road use. It is built to handle rough terrains such as trails, mud, and sand, making it ideal for adventure seekers. ATVs are equipped with large, rugged tires and high ground clearance to navigate various obstacles. Riders use handlebars for steering and sit on a straddle seat, similar to a motorcycle. These vehicles are popular for recreational activities, including guided ATV tours and off-road adventures in mountainous regions like Hatcher Pass.

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Alaska is from late September to early April, although they can be visible year round. During these months, the nights are longest and darkest, providing optimal conditions for viewing the aurora borealis. Peak viewing times are typically between 10 pm and 2 am. For the best experience, plan a trip to see the Northern Lights away from city lights, where the skies are clear and the aurora can be fully appreciated. Consider an Alaska Aurora tour for a guided and enriching experience.

Yes, our ATV tours are suitable for beginners. Our experienced ATV tour guides will provide you with all the necessary instructions and safety guidelines to ensure you feel comfortable and confident during the ride. The routes through the mountains and trails are designed to be enjoyable for riders of all skill levels. Whether it’s your first time on an ATV or you’re looking to improve your skills, our guided tours offer a safe and exciting adventure in one of the best ATV riding locations.

Yes, children can participate in the ATV tours, but certain conditions apply. Kids aged 12 and older can ride as passengers on our ATVs. For safety reasons, children must be able to wear a seat belt properly. Our tours are designed to be safe and enjoyable for riders of all ages, and our ATV tour guides ensure everyone has a great experience. Please note that all drivers must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license.

Yes, Snowhook Lodge offers Wi-Fi through Starlink, ensuring you stay connected even in the remote wilderness of Alaska. This high-speed internet service is available in all cabins, allowing you to share your adventures, check emails, or simply relax with your favorite online content after a day of exploring. The combination of modern amenities and rustic charm makes your stay at Snowhook Lodge both comfortable and convenient during your Alaska Northern Lights tour.

To book the Autumn Aurora Adventure tour, visit our website and navigate to the booking section. Select the Autumn Aurora Adventure tour from the list of available tours. Follow the prompts to choose your preferred date and fill out the necessary information. If you have any questions or need assistance, our customer service team is available to help. You can also call us directly to make a reservation. Enjoy your Alaska Northern Lights tour and ATV adventure in the mountains!

Additional Information

To ensure you have the best experience on your Alaska northern lights tour, check out the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute for real-time aurora forecasts. This resource provides valuable information on when and where the northern lights will be most visible, helping you plan your trip effectively.

For those interested in the best ATV riding locations, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources offers detailed maps and guidelines for ATV trails in the state. Additionally, for broader Alaska trip ideas and travel tips, visit the Official State of Alaska Vacation and Travel Information website. These resources will help you make the most of your adventure package, ensuring a memorable and well-prepared journey.