Destination Friday: Northern Lights in North America

December 21, 2007 at 10:30 am 2 comments


Yes, I’m STILL obsessing over the Northern Lights.  I swear this is my last post about them for a while.  So I already talked about going to see them in Iceland and Norway.  I would hope that getting to Alaska or Canada would be cheaper than those options, and, of course, it’s a great excuse to visit the northern part of North America.

I found a neat 4 day/3 night tour in the Yukon Territory from Fresh Tracks Canada.  A lot of the activities will require the winter clothing rental package (assuming you don’t have your own ultra-warm winter boots and insulated headgear) – dogsledding, snowshoeing, snomobiling, and ice fishing.  Visiting the hot springs sounds like my idea of fun when it’s that cold, but I’d be interested in the dogsledding too.  And this tour has a Northern Lights viewing each night!  That’s very good.  At only $595/780 (double/single), the price may be right.

If you’d rather visit Alaska,’s Fairbanks Adventure Tour may fit the bill.  This is another 4 day/3 night tour with similar options for activities.  If you time the tour just right, you might catch the All American Championship Sled Dog Race or the World Ice Carving Sculpture Championship.  The price isn’t bad at $480/620.  GoAlaskaTours has some other options as well.


Images from GoAlaskaTours.

P.S. Here’s a Washington Post article about where to see the lights.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rebekah @ elizabeth anne designs  |  December 21, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    You can also see them in Northern Idaho/Washington. 🙂

  • 2. One Love Photo  |  December 22, 2007 at 1:55 am

    Thanks for your sweet comment! Washington? Really? I guess it would depend on the clouds. I live in Seattle and have never given Alaska much consideration as a destination. But these photos make me re-think that! How beautiful, the rates on the packages seem really fair as well. Into the wild!


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