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Fairbanks, United States
Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding

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icon6 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Treat yourself to the complete Alaskan experience: A team of happy hounds speeds you through snowy scenery and then you’re whisked off to an off-the-grid cabin for a delicious home-cooked meal. Learn what it takes to lead a team of dogs before hopping on a sled for an hour-long run. After dinner, face the cabin’s large north-facing windows and marvel at aurora borealis, while savoring a warm beverage.
  • 6-hour tour with Northern Lights viewing, dinner and dog mushing
  • Sail through Alaska’s winter landscapes aboard a dog sled (1-hour ride)
  • Learn about the popular winter sport of dog mushing
  • Enjoy a home-cooked meal at a charming, out-of-the-way cabin
  • Capture prime views of the Northern Lights from the comfort of a heated cabin
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Fairbanks included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
1-hr. Dog Sled Ride

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9:00 PM
We pick up from all major hotel in Fairbanks, not Airbnb nor private residences. All other locations we ask to meet us at Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center for pick up.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. There is a 250 pound maximum per person.
  • Please note the Aurora is a natural occurrence. We can NEVER guarantee that guests will see the aurora.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY 1st Alaska Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding.
What is the policy on sanitization during Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Northern Lights Viewing including Dinner and 1-Hour Dog Sledding?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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44 Reviews
2 stars

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Beautiful Night
, Apr 2022
The dog sledding was a wonderful experience!! We had an excellent musher. He was from Belgium. Very personal and informative. He loved the dogs. The trail was beautiful...the moon shining brightly. Made for great pictures. We saw the northern lights and got great photos! We enjoyed experiencing the Yurt! We had never been in one. Meeting the dogs was an experience. Very clean eating experience. We would do it again. The lights are something that gives you a feeling of mystery. The food was good. O'erderves were very nice. A chance of a life time.
Highly recommend!!!!
, Mar 2022
Beautiful location, great tour guides and chef, dog sledding fantastic, amazing experience! 5 stars!
Beautiful moonlight...
, Mar 2022
Beautiful moonlight night..wonderful dog sled ride..delicious meal from dining room with windows around ..we were on a hill overlooking snowy wonderland and on St Patrick's day we saw the beautiful green northern lights right after midnight..dining room trainers and mushers excellent as was our interesting super knowledgeable tour guide Joe...a perfect memory of a long awaited night.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The wrong date was booked...
, Feb 2022
The wrong date was booked and I was not able to get a refund or rebook for the correct date. All monies were lost.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Richard, Our refund policy is clearly communicated. You booked the tour 6 weeks ago and on the date of your tour you realized that you booked the wrong month. We can not resell the tour on such a short notice. Best regards,
1 traveler found this review helpful
Magical Experience
, Feb 2022
This was a magical experience. The skies were clear, the lights were bright and the dogs were amazing. Your adventure starts with a hotel pick up, approximately 1/2 hour drive outside of Fairbanks. Once you arrive, you meet your mushers and the dogs. We were fortunate enough to have clear skies, which also means the weather may be colder. Dress in layers and be prepared with hand warmers and I had goggles. I was glad for the recommendation of goggles, they keep your face a little warmer. Dinner was good, looked like a 5 star meal in the warm yurt.
Careful...they will not accept changes..
, Jan 2022
I was sick and contacted them to reschedule days before, I had to reschedule my entire trip for 4 weeks later....nobody ever replied...nobody bothered....I was a shame.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi Vilma, We are very sorry for the misunderstanding. Immediately after you messaged your concern, we replied the following: "Thank you for letting us know. We've switched your booking to February 25. Your pick-up time will remain the same." So your tour was re-scheduled for February 25. We hope you can undo this undeserved one star review.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mush Malamute!
, Jan 2022
Dogs were so lovable and happy to greet us. We enjoyed being whisked away on a sled through the snow. Dinner was delicious. Unfortunately Northern lights were not out to greet us.
Dogsledding so much fun!
, Mar 2021
The dog sledding was amazing!Jody and Sven were great. Really appreciate the information about the dog raising/sledding/handling/ training. Thanks to Jody and Denali for sharing there culture. Very inspirational! Would love to share extended time with Jody and her family so I could be useful in camp. The yurt was too crowded with 2 groups. Never got to know the people in our group due to the necessity of dividing us up. Can’t make Mother Nature cooperate with Northern Lights- cloudy- but we came for the dogs and that was excellent.
You can't cancel this...
, Mar 2021
You can't cancel this even if you alert them weeks in advance (before you are aware of weather conditions).
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hi Liz, During this pandemic, we do have a flexible cancellation policy in place. You booked through Viator. We never got contacted by you nor Viator regarding your cancellation. Only the day before your tour date, when we tired to reach out and get your hotel information, we realized your were not coming. We can not be held responsible for miscommunication between you and Viator nor by Viator not contacting us. We are sorry for your financial loss and hope we can have better or direct communication in the future.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Mar 2021
This experience was incredible! Joe, the driver, had a passion for Alaska like no one I’ve ever met. Hearing his stories as we drove to the yurt and during the AMAZING dinner prepared by Emma made the night so much more fun. Once we got to the yurt, Joadie and Sven (the mushers) did such an incredible job sharing their love for their dogs and mushing. Meeting the dogs was so fun! Our favorite was Wasabi. Another honorable mention is Heidi, the helping “sled dog” who brought an energy like no other. We were so lucky that the lights were putting on a show nearly the whole night. If I had one suggestion: make sure you have some killer gloves and a hat.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Highly recommended
, Feb 2021
Awesome adventure dog sledding and viewing the Northern Lights. There is a nicely stocked yurt where you can rest in warmth waiting for the northern lights to appear. Dinner is served as you arrive. The dog sledding was great and viewing area for the lights is perfect.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Great Trip
, Mar 2020
I went with friends for dogsledding dinner and Aurora watching . We didn’t see the lights : it was cloudy but enjoyed great hospitality, delicious dinner and friendly conversations about Alaska’s wild life and nature, people seasonal routines and mushers life style Dog sledding was comfortable and enjoyable : Sven and Mitja are great guys .It was really a pleasure to spend time together . Highly recommended trip
1 traveler found this review helpful
Will try again
, Feb 2020
Overall it was good, the only thing that kind of suck was the weather. It was cloudy so no northern lights to see.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Feb 2020
So much fun! Guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. Dog sledding at night was magical. Tony kept an eye out for the lights and we saw them. Miriam made the most delicious meal we ate while in Alaska and helped folks with camera advice. An incredible memory.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our guide, Tony, was great! We were...
Caterina M
, Apr 2018
Our guide, Tony, was great! We were picked up from our hotel on time. Tony was easy to talk with and had many interesting stories to tell us. The dog sledding with Sven was awesome! It was so interesting to hear about all that goes into dog sledding and the care of the dogs. You could tell Sven loved these dogs. The dinner in the yurt was delicious. Unfortunately it was snowing so we could not see the aurora. Overall, a great night and experience. I highly recommend.
Great evening and the Northern...
, Dec 2017
Great evening and the Northern Lights were wonderful!! Getting to meet the sled dogs including puppies and then going on the sled ride where we also saw a few Northern Lights with our musher Joey was so much fun. And Marion made us a great dinner in the yert sort of round hut that is heated - good for coming in periodically to get warm while watching the lights. Can't believe we saw such displays two nights in a row!! Justin, our guide, did a great job telling us about Fairbanks and the lights. A really memorable evening!!
Petting the dogs in the kennel was...
Ray R
, Aug 2017
Petting the dogs in the kennel was great, especially the puppies. Had to be careful because they pulled on anything that wasn't tied down. The ride in the sled was exhilarating and the food and companionship of the other members of the tour were wonderful. the lights were not super, but there is no way to control that feature of the trip. We did get to see some though.
We had a blast on this tour and now...
, Feb 2017
We had a blast on this tour and now can check it off the bucket list. Tony picked us up and brought to Sven's where we went dog musing for an hour and then had a yummy dinner in a yurt with just the best conversation and lots of laughs. Our night ended with going outside and looking at the amazing Northern Lights. Sven, Tracy and Tony couldn't have been nicer and truly enjoy their jobs which makes for an unbelievable experience. We can't wait to go back to Fairbanks and do this tour again.
The driver was friendly and...
Trina Z
, Mar 2016
The driver was friendly and knowledgeable, our dog musher was the owner and extremely personable, the hospitality was incredible, and the food was amazing. Unfortunately the sky was too cloudy to see the lights, however this is out of their control and I would definitely recommend this tour.

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