Northern Lights Experience

Northern Lights Hero

Northern Lights Experience

Available: Dec – Apr

Rates: $635 per person

All rates include lodging, activities, and food.

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.

NOTE: Drivers must be 18 years or older, kids 12 and up may ride as a passenger. We do not provide drivers for our tours.

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.

Tour Details

Northern Lights Hero

Your journey starts at our home base in Willow, Alaska. Here, you’ll hop on a snowmobile for a 40-mile trek through the heart of Alaska’s backcountry. We’re heading to our cozy lodge in Hatcher Pass, part of the Talkeetna Mountains. As we make our way, you’ll see why this area is known for its breathtaking, untamed beauty. Once we arrive, settle into your cabin and then join us for a down-to-earth, homemade dinner. We’ll keep our eyes on the sky as the evening draws near; this is when the Northern Lights make their appearance.

When the night sky comes alive, you’ve got the best seat in the house. Stay comfy in your chair or take your snowmobile out for a spin to catch the lights from a different spot. In the morning, a hearty Alaskan breakfast awaits. After filling up, we’ll hop back on our snowmobiles for the return journey to Willow. With your guides acting more like longtime friends, you’ll return not just with great photos but also unforgettable stories and memories.

Tour Dates & Times

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

Departs Daily: 2.30pm

Available: December – April (dependent on seasonal weather)

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 Snowmobile Northern Lights Tour begins in the charming town of Willow, Alaska. Here, you take on a 40-mile journey across Alaska’s breathtaking backcountry, steering your snowmobile to Hatcher Pass in the Talkeetna Mountains. This route, known for its wild and untouched beauty, provides an exhilarating experience, showcasing Alaska’s stunning landscapes and wildlife.

Upon arrival at the cozy Snowhook Lodge in Hatcher Pass, you’ll be welcomed into a comfortable cabin. This is your retreat after a day filled with adventure. The lodge, with its rustic charm and warm ambiance, provides the perfect setting for relaxation and reflection on the day’s experiences.

As evening approaches, you’ll gather for a homemade dinner at the lodge, a delightful experience to conclude your adventurous day. The lodge’s atmosphere, combining comfort with the essence of Alaskan wilderness, sets the stage for the night’s anticipated event: the Northern Lights.

The climax of your first day is the appearance of the Northern Lights. This natural light display, unique to polar regions, paints the sky in vibrant colors. You can choose to witness this spectacular show from the comfort of the lodge or opt for a more adventurous viewing by snowmobile, venturing into the crisp night air to experience the lights amidst the wilderness.

On the second day of the Snowmobile Northern Lights Tour, your morning in Hatcher Pass begins with a delicious, hearty Alaskan breakfast, setting you up for the day ahead. The focus then shifts to the return journey to Willow. This part of the tour lets you retrace your steps through Alaska’s stunning backcountry, offering more chances to take in the beautiful landscapes and perhaps see wildlife.

As you make your way back, the guides share stories and information about the area, enhancing your experience. Their friendly demeanor and deep knowledge of the region make the trip back not just a journey, but an opportunity to connect with Alaska’s nature and history. Your adventure concludes in Willow, leaving you with unforgettable memories and stories to share.

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

You may have the opportunity to catch rainbow trout, arctic char, and monster pike.

This tour runs from December through April.

The tour kicks off at 2 pm.

The tour starts and ends at our base location in Willow, Alaska.

The snowmobile ride is approximately 40 miles each way to and from Hatcher Pass.

The tour includes snowmobile use, a one-night stay at the lodge, dinner, and breakfast. Gear for the snowmobile is also provided.

No, you don’t need prior experience. Our guides will give you all the instruction you need.

Due to the length and nature of this tour, children ages 12+ are allowed on the adventure. Please contact us for more details.

Warm clothing, a camera, and a sense of adventure! We’ll provide the snowmobiling gear.

The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and can’t be guaranteed, but you’ll still enjoy a beautiful Alaskan adventure.

Yes, we can accommodate most dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance.

You can book this tour on our website or by giving us a call.

Additional Information

Before you join us on our snowmobile and Northern Lights tour, it’s good to be prepared. For the latest information on the Northern Lights, check out the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute to get real-time data on aurora intensity and locations. Weather can be unpredictable in the Alaskan wilderness, so make sure you’re dressed for the occasion by checking Weather.com’s Alaska forecast.

To get a deeper understanding of what makes the Northern Lights so special, educational platforms like NASA’s Space Place offer insights into the science behind this natural wonder. The better prepared you are, the more you’ll get out of your time in Alaska’s stunning backcountry.