Fairbanks Tours
Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure
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Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure

By Aurora in Alaska
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 18-100, max of 60 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Keepsake Media - professional photography included, downloadable raw images
  • Twilight Campfire Cuisine menu - Dinner over the campfire
  • Borealis Brew Drink Bar - Featuring 8+ hot/cold drink options
  • Local Expert - ensure your in the best spot to view the lights for the night
  • Your personal Auro-meteorologist - predicts northern lights' visibility blending aurora and weather.
What's not included
  • Edited Pictures - unlimited download of edited photos


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 537 Johansen Expy, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
    Row 14
Pickup details
  • Tours begin right at your Fairbanks hotel, so you don’t need to plan how to get to us and you will save additional taxi costs. Free guest pickup from 9pm to 10pm. Your guide will call/text when they are 10 min away from pick up.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • 1312 Shypoke Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99709, USA
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 226902P5

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 226902P5

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      TripAd_accnt
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      This was a phenomenal experience. In general viewing companies and guides tend to be very nice and helpful, but the team from Aurora in Alaska was still by far the most impressive. A particularly important thing to note is that with the food and fire and other spots like pipeline viewing etc.- the trip is good enough even when the aurora is not visible/faint. Nick was also great at photographing which allows everyone to focus more on the show and less on capturing it!

      If you are booking multiple tours and the forecasts are particularly good for one day, I would recommend using this company for that day, it's worth the extra expense in my opinion.
      Written 3 January 2023
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      What an amazing review! Thank you. We all work so hard to make sure every guest has a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope your New Year is full of joy and many more adventures.
      Written 4 January 2023
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      Michael K
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Friends
      From start to finish the overall handling of this booking was excellent. We were supposed to go on a Friday night but they contacted us beforehand to let us know that there would be no chance of seing the lights tonight because of cloud cover so moved it to the Saturday night free of charge. I’m sure any other company would have been happy to take us out knowing that the possibility of seeing the lights were slim.

      Daniel and the rest of the team made sure everyone was kept warm and doing ok throughout the night and his knowledge of the area is second to none I would listen to him speak all night.

      Would highly recommend to anyone to book through this company.
      Written 15 November 2022
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      Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and thank you for booking with us! We truly enjoy sharing the Auroras with others and were more than happy to get you to a good day for the tour. I hope you enjoy the photos and all the memories made.
      Written 15 November 2022
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      rdholler
      Atlanta, GA246 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2020
      We booked this tour for a Sunday night and had such a great time we did it again the next night.
      The company is run by two brothers - Austin and Nick. Austin in the "face" of the company and the one who usually drives the van and operates the tour while his brother usually does the backend operation.
      Both have lived in Fairbanks pretty much their entire lives since their family worked on the construction of the pipeline. Thus, Austin is a wealth of information and is happy to share on the ride to the viewing location.
      The viewing spot we went to both nights was about 45 miles north of Fairbanks but we understand they will go to other spots depending on the aurora and weather forecast. The spot is a large clearing away from the city lights and allows for a great unobstructed view when the aurora appears.
      We were lucky that we had a good set of lights the first night. Since our primary purpose for the trip to Fairbanks was to see the lights, we did the tour again the next night and the lights were even better (Austin said it was one of the best nights he had seen).
      Austin takes and shares photos during the tour and will also help if needed on personal photos. The first night he also built a "campfire" that allowed for the cooking of reindeer sausages (the group opted out of this the second night).
      Yes, it was cold (-5 to -10 each night). Austin kept the van running and it was easy to get in and out as needed to both see the lights and keep warm.
      As a note, the van is more of a luxury vehicle than a basic van. Seats are very comfortable, it has high ceilings, and the heat works well.
      We are planning another trip back to Fairbanks and will definitely go with Austin again.
      Written 2 December 2020
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      Neener
      San Diego, CA4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022
      First things first, definitely book this tour directly with the company--it's cheaper that way. I was struggling to find a good aurora viewing tour that wasn't booked out as my trip to Fairbanks was drawing closer and came across this gem. They take you to a spot somewhere off of the Chena Hot Springs road away from the light pollution in a pretty big group split up into two vans and a couple other people followed us in their own car. What's cool about this tour is that if we didn't see the lights at the first spot, they had two other spots they could take us to chase the lights. But the first spot didn't disappoint us.

      It was -13 degrees when we were out and were thankfully able to see the lights starting around 12:30am and it danced on and off until almost 2am. The photographer, Nick, took some cool pictures of us, which is unlimited and complimentary by the way if you are okay with unedited photos. Keep in mind that when aurora chasing, the lights aren't strong enough to be completely visible to the naked eye. You just see a green tint in the sky but through a camera, you can see it much more clearly. I definitely did not know that coming to Alaska but Nick was helpful in explaining that to us.

      The company also served us hot drinks, water, and hard seltzers as well as reindeer dogs to eat in a bun. You warm up the reindeer dogs over a little campfire they built with provided bonfire skewers. We ended up getting cold quite a bit so we stayed in the heated vans until Nick would get us when the aurora lights are back out.

      I knocked them down a rating though because they are unreachable via email or phone advertised on their website when you try to book with them. I was pretty sketched out when I booked the tour with them but the day of the tour, they texted me letting me know the conditions and chance of seeing the lights. They stayed true to their Aurora Guarantee policy and offered the options one what you want to do after hearing about the chances.

      Shoutout to Bri for being our tour driver and keeping us safe on those icy roads! She also came back to our hotel when I had forgotten my tripod in the van, which I will forever be grateful for. She also gave me and my friend each a cool sticker.
      Written 19 January 2022
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      Jessica P
      Anaheim, CA36 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an amazing night!
      First of all, we booked directly through the company (cheaper and put me in direct contact with them by email).
      We got a text the day of our excursion saying they were excited and hopeful as the lights looks to be active that night, however weather was questionable and there was only a 30-40% chance of seeing them. We were given the option to 1.) cancel with full refund 2.) reschedule to another day that week or 3.) go out and take our chances without the guarantee. After responding to several very annoying questions from me, we decided to take our chances. I am SO GLAD we did!
      They picked us up at 9:15 from our hotel. There were only the five of us, one other couple and another individual on the trip along with our 2 guides. They drove us in their lovely van about 40 minutes out of town. It was -8 out and windy but they found a clearing and within 15 minutes the lights came out! I appreciated the heated van (it was plenty warm for us to take breaks and warm up in) as well as the small fire, hot drinks and reindeer sausage (which I didn’t try but appreciated the option!) They also had hand warmers for my freezing California teenagers.
      I know some of it is dumb luck, but we had the most incredible light show! Nick showed me how to take the best pics and then took complimentary pictures of our whole family. We took them more than once as the lights just kept getting better and better. We got to watch them dance across the sky for a very long time. Since they came out so fast and we got a great show we even got consensus to head back to town early and got a good night’s sleep.
      I recommend them to anyone who wants to maximize their chances of seeing the lights. It was our most expensive excursion of the trip but worth every penny to cross off this bucket list item!
      Written 30 March 2022
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      Ed P
      San Francisco, CA6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021 • Couples
      We went on this tour on our first trip to Alaska after already going on the Hot Springs tour with the same company. They are always very professional, take you in a big comfortable modern van and work to make sure you have a good time .. we were very impressed with their service and we got really lucky on our last day in Alaska seeing the northern lights .. they took us to the perfect place and we got the perfect pictures that we hoped for .. thanks again and we highly recommend … they managed the evening very well and i highly recommend
      Written 23 December 2021
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      Heidi
      24 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022
      This was literally one of the best traveling experiences I have ever had. The guides communicated well about pick-up and were so kind, energetic, knowledgeable, and hardworking during the excursion. There are a few things that really set this company apart from the rest: they research where the Aurora is most likely to show up on any given night and will take you to that location (instead of having a set spot/lodge to go to), they build a campfire to help keep you warm, you get to roast and eat reindeer sausage (they also had a vegan option), they serve unlimited warm drinks, you are also allowed to hang-out in the travel van for warmth, and the best part...they take photos for you! They send you a link to download unedited photos (which are amazing) for free or you can pay extra for edited photos. This was the highlight of the our trip to Alaska! We researched many companies and are so thankful we went with Aurora in Alaska!
      Written 15 March 2022
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      Coastal781229
      6 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023
      We took this trip because they promised an aurora chasing, to quite from theur description: "Venture away from the light pollution of Fairbanks and embark on an aurora chasing tour. Join a small group and travel in a heated van in search of the colorful natural phenomenon."

      While the group was small, and there were snacks and coffee provided, we did not do any chasing. The night we were out, later on we heard that there were multiple aurora viewings from spots nearby. However, this tour just took us to a spot that was barely 20 minutes away from Fairbanks and then we just sat in the van and/or outside bonfire waiting for the lights the entire duration of the trip. When I read 'chasing' I expect to go to anther place in case we do not see anything in the first one. The lights did not happen after a white band display in the sky, but instead of finding out where we can watch it properly in the next location and 'chasing' it there, the guide did nothing.

      They also misinformed. They had powerful cameras with which they took pictures that were NOTHING like what we could see (or did not see) that night and touted it as having seen the aurora. We felt terribly cheated.

      Beware that this company lures you in with the promise of a refund if you cannot view, but the fine print is 'view yourself or the view through the cameras". Since the camera lenses will always pick up the aurora even f we cannot see it with our naked eyes, you are basically paying for an experience by camera- proxy. AND they certainly do not chase anything. Might be cheaper to just buy some pictures. Also, they offered us snow cones made from the snow accumulated outside the van where we had parked. We felt this was very unhygienic and insulting, considering how much we had paid for this trip. We refused the non-treat. This was a very expensive reindeer dog!!!!
      Written 28 March 2023
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      We are so sorry that you didn’t enjoy your tour with us. We do our absolute best to make every evening enjoyable for all our guests. We are very transparent is what we do and have entire blogs posted on our website about our guarantee policy. However it does seem like this was just not the tour for you. If you would like to reach out to us we do want to discuss how to prevent this from happening in the future and find a way to make it right for you. Currently we cannot see what night you went or who you are to reach out personally.
      Written 2 April 2023
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      John S
      Rosharon, TX286 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Let me start by saying Austin, our tour guide was 100% a blast to have lead our tour. He was professional and knowledgeable. We’ve seen the Aurora in Arctic Sweden so we knew what to expect. Austin helped go beyond expectations. They have the best and most comfortable bus in Fairbanks. If you book a Aurora experience this is the company to book with. They also offer free drinks, a coffee bar, water and even hard Alaskan seltzer’s. Also Austin builds a campfire where you have the opportunity to roast your own reindeer sausages. He also brought us to probably one of the best spots we could’ve been to view the Aurora. The night started with cloud over but Austin had planned for us to drive further north where we had less clouds and it was totally worth it. If you want to see the Aurora and do it the best way possible while in Fairbanks book with Williams Premier Tours and Austin!
      Written 17 November 2020
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      r u
      San Francisco, CA4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      Nick picked us up at where we stayed three weeks ago, and drove us north to the a hill top. We had outdoor fire, hot drinks and food, and a very warm comfortable van when we could not stand the cold night. The best thing with this tour is the photography. We had spent a couple of days in Fairbanks and saw aurora. But, as amateur photographers ourselves, we were not able to take a good picture. One of the reasons is that our cameras batteries kept freeze on us due to 30 below temperature. The northern lights comes and goes. We did not have time to adjust the cameras. Thank God we booked this tour. Nick is such a good night photographer. Not only he captured all the amazing northern lights pictures of us, he did not charge us extra fee for those. They are included in the tour. Highly recommend this tour.
      Written 12 January 2023
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      Thank you for joining us and we are so happy to hear you love what we do! Nick is does great work and we are always happy to send guests home with unedited photos. I hope you are able to cherish your aurora experience for years to come with friends and family. And have an amazing 2023!
      Written 12 January 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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