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Northern Lights Tours and Lifetime Adventure from Anchorage

Northern Lights Tours and Lifetime Adventure from Anchorage
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About
This tour only runs in the winter months from Sept 1st through April 15th. This trip will be focused on the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights. It offers some of the most amazing views that Mother Nature offers. There is no disappointments on this trip as you will return home with those ultimate memories and photographs of a lifetime! Our trips are not fast and quick as we love watching the lights too! Expect hours of fun, great conversation and learning how to photography the lights. For photographing the Northern Lights we highly suggest a DSLR camera with a lens that is capable of at least a f/2.8 18-35mm and a decent tripod for best pictures. The Northern Lights can be photographed with smartphones as well. But know that due to taking a time exposure, your best results will be with a DSLR camera. It can be cold (below zero), so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather conditions and have an extra camera battery. The cold temperatures can drain a battery quickly.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Our Aurora Borealis aka Northern Light excursions have an award winning professional photographer working with you to get that ultimate picture of a lifetime. Not only will you see the lights, you will get personalized photographic instructions at no additional cost! Just that alone will pay for this trip and more. We don’t rush like the others as our trips typically last 10 hours. Our trips are geared from the young to the young-at-heart. All of our locations are wheelchair accessible so we can accommodate most everyone. We subscribe to several paid subscription services to track the Aurora Forecast for best viewing probability, weather/cloud conditions, as well as the locations for viewing them. Mother Nature is always the one in control of the lights and there is never a guarantee that the lights will show. If there is less than a 30% chance of seeing the lights we will cancel the trip and issue a full refund. From a 30-60% chance of seeing the lights, the customer has the option to either, cancel for full refund or continue with the trip. At 60% or higher of seeing the lights the trip will continue with no chance for refund. We have a very high success rate!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Our Aurora Borealis aka Northern Light excursions have an award winning professional photographer working with you to get that ultimate picture of a lifetime. Not only will you see the lights, you will get personalized photographic instructions at no additional cost! Just that alone will pay for this trip and more. We don’t rush like the others as our trips typically last 10 hours. Our trips are geared from the young to the young-at-heart. All of our locations are wheelchair accessible so we can accommodate most everyone. We subscribe to several paid subscription services to track the Aurora Forecast for best viewing probability, weather/cloud conditions, as well as the locations for viewing them. Mother Nature is always the one in control of the lights and there is never a guarantee that the lights will show. If there is less than a 30% chance of seeing the lights we will cancel the trip and issue a full refund. From a 30-60% chance of seeing the lights, the customer has the option to either, cancel for full refund or continue with the trip. At 60% or higher of seeing the lights the trip will continue with no chance for refund. We have a very high success rate!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 164724P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Blankets
  • Hand Warmers
  • Chairs
  • Bottled water
  • Tripods
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your expert photography guide will pick you up at your location in Anchorage and will return you to your location after the tour is completed. Call or email us as we need to know where you are staying!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Blankets
  • Hand Warmers
  • Chairs
  • Bottled water
  • Tripods
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your expert photography guide will pick you up at your location in Anchorage and will return you to your location after the tour is completed. Call or email us as we need to know where you are staying!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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 12 travellers

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Madiana
1 contribution
Experience the Alaskan night being realist
Oct 2019
The trip with Scott, the sympathetic guide, was well organized. The conversation during the ride was interesting and he provided food, drinks, covers and even music during the waiting time. However, keep in mind that you should have realistic expectations. During my tour, the view of the lights wasn't as impressive as in the most famous pictures of northern lights (colors, waves, etc.) because it needs a really high Kp index (major geomagnetic storm). But as the Kpi forecast was rather bad for the nights during my stay, I decided to simply give it a try one night. I was able to see some activities in the sky but it was actually all black and grey and during few seconds (The Kp Index was around 4 with some clouds during that night). And as the lights were above our heads it was impossible to take selfies with the lights behind us for instance (as you can see in some seductive advertisements for this kind of tours).
The only thing I can recommend is too choose a night where the Kp Index (aurora strenght) is high (more than 5) and the sky is really bright (cloudless). But this kind of situation during the fall and the winter time (period to see the northern lights) can happen only once or maybe twice in a month (good Kpi associated with a good weather): it's quite RARE! So: hopefully there is one night like this during your stay in Alaska. (The guide looks for the clouds radar and will ask you few hours before the tour beginns if you still want to go if there are many clouds. But I think it is also important to know - approximately - the kind of visions you can have considering the level of the Kpi and knowing that the position of the lights is unpredictable because no one tells you this.) Good luck!
Written 27 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lindy-Anne
6 contributions
The ultimate tour advisor
Oct 2019 • Solo
Scott took me on tour to see the northern lights. This is definitely the tour guide you’re looking for! He does extensive research before hand to determine the likelihood of seeing the northern lights which he explained to before we even left Anchorage. At the sight, the scene changed exactly as he had explained with the clouds eventually clearing up the skies to expose the Milky Way! We waited 4 hours in total - shows his dedication! Because the moon was out the northern lights showed up, but was not bright. At 2:30 we had the brightest sighting which was amazing! Scott took some professional pictures which he shared with me. This trip was definitely worth it. I am very grateful!
Written 23 October 2019
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sspstudioandgallery
Thank you for the review. it was a lot of fun taking you out to see Alaska and why I call this place home. I hope our paths cross again one day and I have the opportunity to show you more of Alaska.
Written 24 October 2019
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bbarrile
San Diego, CA1 contribution
Once In a Lifetime Experience!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Scott took my husband and I out to see the northern lights. It was spectacular. We even saw a shooting star. He was with us every step of the way from driving us out to a remote area, to the research he did prior to make sure we had a great experience, and the chairs/ hot chocolate he had to make sure we felt comfortable.

We enjoyed his company so much we had intended on using him for a small photo shoot, but the weather did permit.

I would def recommend Scott to anyone and everyone.
Written 30 September 2019
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sspstudioandgallery
Thank you for your review. It is our goal to meet the satisfaction of everyone on any of our trips. It would had been fun to do the mini photoshoot, but sometimes the weather does not work out. Safe travels to you both.
Written 1 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Best tour
Scoot, was beyond great. He went above and beyond on our tour! He was very knowledgeable and friendly! The best tou
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Stunning scenery, glacier, and an incredible tour guide, what are you waiting for?
A fantastic tour with a knowledgeable, open, funny tour guide that give his utmost effort to show you the most pict
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Fantastic!!!
Book this tour!!! You will not be disappointed! Scott is a walking encyclopedia, and knows all the best spots for
Abdulraouf M
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The best tour in Alaska
This is the best tour i had during my visit to US and Alaska, the reason because of the tour guide himself, Scott i
Mischa S
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Best tour guide on earth!!!
Hi Scott, Great thx for your tour. You are a such great lovely helpful guy!! I really appreciated it!! Mischa
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