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Northern Lights Tour

The Aurora Borealis is a signature part of winter travel to Alaska. These captivating lights of green, red, white and more flow across the dark winter sky and will be a memory that lasts a lifetime. Journey with us to the backcountry of Alaska to where these lights live.  

Our tour departs from Snowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska in Willow. Once you are outfitted in warm winter gear we will travel by Snowcat along the Iditarod Trail to the best viewing places for the Aurora. Our route will take us through forests and over frozen lakes to wide open vistas of Denali and the Talkeetna range. Seeing the backcountry of Alaska away from the roads and in the still of the night will only be the start of an adventure of a lifetime.

Tour Details

  • Snow Gear
  • Snacks, hot drinks 
  • Photos
  • Expert guides
  • A backcountry experience
  • Small group experience 
Please note: The reservation guarantee is in addition to the standard nightly fee. Bookings made will be charged the tour fee plus the reservation guarantees for each night you choose that option. Additional days will be charged as you attend additional tours.  
While we work hard to provide the best experience possible for you, sometimes the lights don’t cooperate. In the event you aren’t able to see the lights on one night of your trip, we recommend you buy our $25 reservation guarantee. This non-refundable, per person, per night fee ensures you have a spot on all of the available departures during your trip to maximize your chances of seeing the lights. Typically, we do not cancel tours due to cloudy weather as we have multiple locations we go to where we will have a good chance to see the lights. In the event that the weather is not cooperating with us in Willow, we may change locations and go to Hatcher Pass. 

PLUS Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding & Northern Lights Combo Tour

Join us for an adventure that captures the best of all of Alaska’s winter experiences in one tour! Your adventure begins with our signature dog sled adventure where you get to meet Iditarod sled dogs and go on a thrilling ride through the woods and over the frozen lakes. We then then get you suited up and head out for a 40 mile snowmobile trip following the famed Iditarod trail to the first checkpoint at Yentna River Lodge. After a warm meal we’ll set out looking for the Northern Lights in Alaska’s backcountry. After a little shuteye and a good breakfast we’ll hop on the machines again to head home. It’s the perfect winter experience all in one.


  • All the winter gear and machines
  • Dog Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Lodging
  • Food

Does Not Include:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities