Alaska Culinary & nightlife

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Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner, & Northern Lights

1. Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner, & Northern Lights

Experience the beauty and wild side of Alaska. Yanking on their lines and ready to run, your dog team will be anxious to carry you away from your Fairbanks accommodation to this spectacular viewing of the Northern Lights.  Most of the sled ride takes place in an open area so should the Aurora begin early you will have a thrilling view of the sky from the dogsled. The Aurora Borealis is one of the planet's most breathtaking phenomena. In Alaska, a land that stays dark for most of the winter, these spectacular lights bring the sky to life with other-worldly colors that shimmer and dance across the sky.  The yurt is only a short drive from Fairbanks but far from the obstructing glare of city lights. Be treated to a hearty midnight dinner in an off-the-grid yurt.  Stay warm with hot drinks and lively conversation in the comfort of your yurt while waiting for the Aurora. The large north-facing windows of your yurt offer the perfect Aurora viewing opportunity. However, should you decide to go outside for photographs or a full view of the sky, you will need to dress in warm layers.

Late Night Yurt Dinner and Northern Lights

2. Late Night Yurt Dinner and Northern Lights

Experience the beauty and wild side of Alaska. Spend a night away from Fairbanks and savor a home-cooked cabin dinner before feasting your eyes on the infamous Northern Lights. The aurora borealis is one of the planet's most breathtaking phenomena. In Alaska, a land that stays dark for most of the winter, these spectacular lights bring the sky to life with other-worldly colors that shimmer and dance across the sky. Your yurt is only a short drive from Fairbanks, but far enough to avoid the obstructive glare of city lights. Stay warm with hot drinks and lively conversation in the comfort of your cabin while waiting for the aurora. The huge north-facing windows of the cabin offer the perfect viewing opportunity. However, should you decide to go outside for photographs or a full view of the sky, wear layers to keep warm.

Anchorage Food Tour: Featuring Sourdough Dan & tastes of AK!

3. Anchorage Food Tour: Featuring Sourdough Dan & tastes of AK!

Take a guided downtown Anchorage walking food tour through the heart of the city. By visiting locally owned and operated small businesses and being guided by a real local, you'll get a taste of the foods that influenced Alaska throughout its history and a real feel for the city. The tour starts at the downtown Anchorage Visitor Center. Meet up with your born and raised Alaskan guide who will regale you with information about the businesses you visit, share untold Alaskan history, and tell stories about unique Alaskan characters you won't get on other tours. Walk a bit between the stops and get a feel for the city. Rest assured knowing they'll be plenty of chances to sit and relax as well. Visits to the restaurants and shops will last about 15 to 20 minutes each. Sample a wide range of food and drinks significant to Anchorage's past and present, from fish to ice cream to dumplings to beer. Relax, soak up the atmosphere, and pick up local insights from your guide. The tour ends a few blocks away from the meeting point at a local eatery.

Healy: Denali Aurora Quest

4. Healy: Denali Aurora Quest

Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a 3-hour guided tour in the Denali area. The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomenons, and Alaska is one of the best places in the world for viewing. Get picked up from your Healy area accommodation in a 15-passenger, climate-controlled van. Journey away from the lights of town in search for the Northern Lights. The area around Denali makes an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Aurora Borealis. Your Alaskan guide will provide commentary and conversation on the area's unique history, formidable climate, dynamic geography, separate scientific facts and fictional myth as you travel to various spots to get the best view.  At each predetermined viewing area, take an opportunity to step outside and stretch your legs, sip a warm complimentary drink, and learn how the Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere. This bucket list experience will provide multiple photo opportunities with your local guide providing pointers to really capture the moment. The Northern Lights are visible only during the winter months (September to April) and sightings are not guaranteed.

Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Fishing Tour

5. Fairbanks: Aurora Ice Fishing Tour

Experience ice fishing on a frozen Alaskan lake on an evening excursion complete with transfers from your hotel. Discover your inner fisher as you catch fish in a warm hut, following tips shared by your experienced guide. See if you can spot the Northern Lights in the night sky. Get picked up from your hotel in Fairbanks and let a local guide take you on a relaxing ice fishing tour. Enjoy a scenic drive to the premier ice fishing spots on selected lakes in the Fairbanks area. Learn the ancient skill of ice fishing from an experienced guide who has been using their successful techniques for many decades. Sit on a beautiful frozen lake and enjoy the clean air and peaceful natural surroundings of Alaska while keeping a lookout for the aurora.

Fairbanks: Private Dog Sledding and Aurora Experience

6. Fairbanks: Private Dog Sledding and Aurora Experience

Explore the beauty and wild side of Alaska on this night tour. Enjoy an evening of adventure, food, and beauty as you embark on the dog sled ride followed by dinner in a Mongolian yurt. Listen to stories of the adventurous life with dogs. Meet your guide, get a quick introduction and hear about the history of the mushing lifestyle. Next, you will head to the husky kennels to meet the beautiful Alaskan Huskies. Learn how to harness and hook up the dogs before taking a ride. Hop aboard your dog sled, get comfortable, sit back, relax, and hold on tight. Then, enjoy a thrilling ride down the beautiful snowy Alaskan landscape. Listen to the jingle bells on your dog's harness as you chase the northern lights. Sit by a cozy wood-heated yurt to warm up after your ride. Enjoy some appetizers such as smoked salmon, buffalo sausages, and Northern Lights hot cocoa. Have fun participating in night photography with a hired photographer. This tour includes three shareable digital images captured by the photographer capturing your time under the Northern Lights. There is a photo package upgrade with high-resolution images and prints available after the tour.

Ketchikan: Wilderness Boat Cruise and Crab Feast Lunch

7. Ketchikan: Wilderness Boat Cruise and Crab Feast Lunch

Journey into the heart of Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest on a boat cruise through the wilderness. Watch as crab pots are pulled up from the waters surrounding Revillagigedo Island, then head to the George Inlet Lodge for a feast centered around Dungeness crab. Meet your host in Ketchikan near the cruise ship docks and hop into an air-conditioned van that will take you to the starting point for your cruise. Once aboard your sightseeing cruise, travel through the Tongass National Forest and Gorge Inlet. Breathe in the fresh air and spectacular scenery as your crew shares stories and the history of this magnificent waterway. If you're feeling adventurous, make sure to volunteer to pull up crab pots from the abundant waters surrounding Revillagigedo Island, overflowing with delicious Dungeness crab. Your cruise brings you to a remote location, where a crab feast awaits at the rustic yet elegant George Inlet Lodge. Sit down to a meal featuring fresh Dungeness crab served with a Romaine salad with homemade dressing. And don't worry, your hosts will be on hand to demonstrate the easiest way to crack your crabs. Sip a complimentary glass of wine or beer along with your meal and round out your feast with a scrumptious cheesecake with blueberry topping for dessert. Your Alaskan wilderness experience comes to an end with a return journey back to the meeting point in Ketchikan. 

From Ketchikan: Crab Feast Lunch at World Famous Lodge

8. From Ketchikan: Crab Feast Lunch at World Famous Lodge

Delight in a hearty Alaskan three-course lunch at the rustic yet elegant George Inlet Lodge. Relax and savor delicious Dungeness crab in the warmth of the lodge while hearing local tales from your informative host. Meet your host in Ketchikan and travel south to the Lodge which sits on the scenic shores of the George Inlet Waterway. Learn all about the history of the building which was formerly an old cannery bunkhouse built in the 1940s.  Be entertained with stories about the area while you relish your delicious food offerings: Salad with an Asian-style dressing, steaming hot Dungeness crab and mouth-watering cheesecake complete with blueberry toppings! Be ready to enjoy a lively lunching experience which has been described as a "rowdy good time!"

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What people are saying about Alaska

We took the 1pm food tour and we were not disappointed. Dan told excellent stories and kept us in stitches throughout. The food was outstanding. Dan did a wonderful job choosing the restaurants and shops and we could see that he has established long term relationships with the chefs and owners. I live in Anchorage and I will bring my future visitors on this tour.

Before the tour, the team was great about communicating pickup coordination and knowing what to expect. Great guides who gave great info about the lights and knew where to go for optimal chance of viewing. Helped the participants learn to take photos of the night sky using their iPhones or androids. Gave plenty of time at the various stops for viewing the sky.

perfect amount of walking. Loved the morning tour. Coffee stop was okay and I was hoping for bacon and sourdough toast but over all would recommend and Dan told us about great lunch and dinner spots the we checked out and were most 4-5 star experiences. Great first day in Ak trip. Wouldn’t say it was perfect but it was definitely more then 4 stars

Truly the most magical night I have ever experienced!!! The guides were so friendly & amazing, the sled ride was magical, the dogs were darling and oh so lovable, and the northern lights brought me to tears!!! Highly recommend!!! Best experience in Fairbanks on our trip! Words can not express the gratitude I am still feeling 3 days later.

A lovely experience! The food was tasty and I enjoyed both the tour guide and the other guests.