All Northern Lights Adventures

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All Northern Lights Adventures

Experience Alaska from the skies with our exciting helicopter tours. Starting just an hour from Anchorage, these adventures let you see Alaska’s landscapes like never before. Whether paired with a thrilling dog sled ride or an ATV journey through Hatcher Pass, each tour offers stunning aerial views. Explore our diverse tours below, and get ready for a memorable Alaskan adventure.

We operate all year round, offering you a front-row seat to nature’s amazing light show. Located just an hour from Anchorage, our Northern Lights tours welcome families, friends, and everyone eager for a genuine Alaskan adventure. Join us under starlit skies, watch the auroras paint the night, and create memories you’ll cherish forever.

Available: Dec - Apr

Discover Alaska in a brand new light—literally! Our unique tour pairs the excitement of snowmobiling through the Talkeetna Mountains with the unbelievable viewing experience of the Northern Lights. Launching from our base in Willow, just a short drive from Anchorage, this overnight adventure gets you up close and personal with Alaska’s untouched landscapes and starlit skies.

Get the real deal in Alaskan outdoor fun as you speed through the trails of Hatcher Pass. Then, top off the day with an overnight stay at our cozy lodge, perfectly positioned for prime Northern Lights viewing. It’s a true Alaskan experience that combines adrenaline-pumping activity with peaceful natural beauty, all under the watchful eyes of our professional guides who’ll quickly feel like old friends.

Available: Nov - Apr

The captivating lights of the Aurora Borealis are a signature part of the Alaskan winter experience. The red, green, and white ribbons of lights flow across the dark winter sky creating memories that will last a lifetime. We invite you to journey with us this winter to the backcountry of Hatcher Pass high in the Talkeetna Mountains to experience where these lights live on a one of kind Northern Lights tour.   

This all-inclusive overnight combination tour brings together the best of all of Alaska’s great winter adventures from dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and northern lights viewing as well as great food and comfortable accommodations. 

NOTE: If you are a single participant, please call to book! We do not provide drivers for our tours. You must be at least 18 and licensed to drive a machine.

Available: Dec - Apr

Discover winter in Alaska with this unique three-day, two-night experience that encapsulates the best of our snowy season. This tour brings together a broad range of activities to truly showcase the magic of Alaskan winter. From the breathtaking Northern Lights to the thrill of dog sledding through snow, you will find a new adventure at every turn.

Our 3 day Northern Lights Combo tour starts with a journey through the Alaskan wilderness, led by our seasoned guides and Alaskan husky teams. Experience dog sledding and learn about this important Alaskan tradition, all the while exploring stunning landscapes.

Switch gears with an adrenaline-filled snowmobile ride, then slow it down with a calm ice fishing session guided by our experts. Try your luck at catching rainbow trout or arctic char. We also provide an opportunity for snowshoeing, allowing you to wander freely in the Alaskan wilderness. This exciting blend of activities is topped off with warm accommodations, delicious food, and two unforgettable nights of Northern Lights viewing.

Available: Feb - Mar (Next Availability March 7th - 11th)
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The Rainy Pass Snowmobile Expedition presents a thrilling five-day journey through Alaska’s wilderness. The adventure begins at Snowhook’s base in Willow, where participants journey on snowmobiles to reach the Snowhook Lodge in the Talkeetna Mountains. This initial part of the tour is filled with the excitement of snowmobiling and offers a first glimpse into the vast Alaskan outdoors. The first night at Snowhook Lodge blends the day’s adventure with the calm of the evening. The second day features a dynamic dog sled ride with views of Denali, leading to a snowmobile trip to Skwentna Roadhouse, where guests experience the Northern Lights and savor Alaskan cuisine. The Roadhouse’s unique history and location provide a distinctive overnight stay.

Continuing deeper into the Alaska Range, the expedition heads to Rainy Pass with a stay at Perrins Rainy Pass Lodge. Here, guests enjoy peaceful horse-drawn sleigh rides and engaging ice fishing, complete with underwater viewing. The journey concludes with a comprehensive snowmobile ride back to Snowhook HQ, traversing diverse Alaskan landscapes. This tour combines exhilarating activities with an immersive experience in Alaska’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, offering participants both adventure and a deep connection with the wilderness.

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Northern Adventure Sights

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Northern Lights Adventure Sights

Journey with us in Alaska’s mesmerizing winter nights. Our Northern Lights tours, starting from Willow, provide you with unrivaled sights of the Northern Lights. We guide you to handpicked locations known for their undisturbed views, making the spectacle of the Aurora Borealis all the more breathtaking.

As the tour begins in the late evening, the dark Alaskan skies serve as the perfect canvas. We’ve optimized the trip to coincide with prime Aurora viewing times. Once we reach our chosen spot, comfort meets nature. There are cozy arrangements for you to lay back and soak in the celestial views. If you’re into photography, our guides will give you some handy tips to capture the Northern Lights in all its glory. The entire experience is complemented by local stories about the lights, some snacks, and warm beverages to make your wait for the Aurora delightful.

Alaska's Night Sky & Wildlife

While the Northern Lights are undeniably the main attraction, Alaska’s night skies offer much more. Glimmering stars, constellations, and the occasional shooting star make the experience surreal. Stay alert, and you might spot some nocturnal wildlife or hear the distant call of an owl.

Our locations, remote from city lights, not only give you the best Aurora views but also increase your chances of encountering wildlife. From foxes making their nightly rounds to the silent flight of owls, nature continues its routine under the starry canopy. Our guides will fill you in on the various creatures that thrive during Alaskan nights, adding another layer to your adventure. As always, we prioritize safety and respect for wildlife during our tours, ensuring that we observe without disturbing.


The duration varies depending on the specific tour you choose. Our 3 Days/2 Nights Northern Lights Combo is a multi-day experience, while other tours may last just an evening. Check the tour details for exact durations.

While the Northern Lights can be visible from September to mid-April, the peak season with the highest chances of clear skies is between December and March.

Dress warmly! Alaska’s winter nights can be cold. We recommend layered clothing, a thick jacket, gloves, a hat, and waterproof boots.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings can’t be guaranteed. However, our tours are timed and located to maximize your chances.

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend bringing a camera with a good low-light mode. If you’re new to Northern Lights photography, our guides can offer some handy tips.

This combo offers a blend of dog sledding, snowmobile rides, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and of course, Northern Lights viewing.

While there’s no strict age limit, certain activities like snowmobiling have age and licensing requirements. Always check specific tour details or contact us for more information.

Yes, for our multi-day tours like the 3 Days/2 Nights Northern Lights Combo, accommodations and some meals are included. Check the tour details for specifics.

Of course! All our snowmobile-related activities start with a safety briefing and basic training. We make sure you’re comfortable before setting out.

Yes, we do offer private tours. Contact us directly, and we’ll tailor an experience just for you!

Safety is our top priority. If a tour is canceled due to weather conditions, we’ll offer a reschedule or a full refund, depending on your preference.

The activities vary in intensity, but none require a high level of fitness. Our guides ensure your comfort and safety at all times, adjusting the activity level to suit each guest’s abilities.

Additional Information

For a comprehensive grasp of your upcoming Northern Lights adventure, there are several online resources we suggest. The Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks delivers daily aurora forecasts, offering insights into when you might catch the best Northern Lights views. For those intrigued by the intricacies of dog sledding, the Alaskan Mushing School provides deep dives into the history and techniques.

Furthermore, keeping an eye on the local climate is essential. Ensure you’re dressed appropriately by checking the weather forecast on the National Weather Service’s Alaska page. With these tools in hand, your Northern Lights escapade in Alaska promises to be both enlightening and exhilarating.