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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.

Fairbanks: Chena River Day Mushing Adventure Tour

2. Fairbanks: Chena River Day Mushing Adventure Tour

Get an authentic taste of the “Last Frontier” on this mushing tour experience in Fairbanks. Meet the dogs and experience the excitement with them as they power down a snowy trail. Visit the Chena River and take unbeatable photos. Start your experience getting to know your group of adventurers in an authentic Mongolian yurt warmed by a cozy wood stove. Once geared up for the elements (some winter gear provided), step outside to be introduced to your canine team. Learn about handling the huskies and how to harness and hook up a team, then take off into the snow. Mush amongst snow-capped black spruce down to the Chena River for a quick break to let the dogs roll around in the deep snow. Take advantage of beautiful sun-drenched photo opportunities with your fellow adventurers before returning back to the Mongolian yurt to warm up from the trail and get an opportunity to purchase souvenirs to remember the adventure.

Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

3. Fairbanks: Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

Enjoy an unforgettable experience of dog sledding Alaskan Huskies in Fairbanks. Listen to a local guide and musher talk about their four-legged family members, who are raised as puppies and cared for by this elite team. Take in the beautiful scenery while gliding across the snowy Alaskan landscape and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

1-Hour Winter Dog Mushing & Sledding in Alaska

4. 1-Hour Winter Dog Mushing & Sledding in Alaska

Your 1-hour dog mushing adventure begins right at your Fairbanks accommodation. You don't need to plan how to get here; get picked up and dropped off at your Fairbanks hotel. Today it is a fascinating sport and hobby. But it was once the only means of transportation through the snowy lands of old time Alaska. Break away and mush into the twilight of the Alaskan wilderness. Experience the thrill, enjoy the landscape and feel those dogs work as they whisk you at surprising speeds, pulling on the leash of the dog sled.

Fairbanks: Private Dog Sledding and Mushing Experience

5. Fairbanks: Private Dog Sledding and Mushing 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.

Skagway: Dog Mushing Camp and Emerald Lake Private Tour

6. Skagway: Dog Mushing Camp and Emerald Lake Private Tour

Start your morning with a drive through historic downtown Skagway, while your guide entertains you with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. Next, head north on the S. Klondike Highway and climb 3200 ft. along the valley to the summit of famous White Pass. Be prepared for Canadian Customs with passports handy, then travel deeper into Canada. Listen to tales of Alaska life while enjoying the stunning scenery and hunting for wildlife along the highway. This stretch of highway is home to black and brown bears, fox, coyote, lynx, moose, and caribou, to name a few. Once at Tutshi Sled Dog Camp, enjoy learning about the art of mushing, pet the Alaskan husky pups, and take part in summer training, while a team of Alaskan Huskies pulls your group along a 2-mile track. Traveling farther north, enjoy views of pristine mountain lakes, stopping for lunch in Carcross, Yukon. Lunch will be available for purchase in Carcross. Your next visit will be to the Carcross Desert, a fascinating landmark in the Yukon, then you will turn around at popular Emerald Lake. On the drive south, enjoy a different view of the same landscape, and marvel at the heavily glaciated and snow-capped north faces of the White Pass mountains on your return to Skagway. Once back in town, your guide will drop you off in town for further exploration, or right back at your ship or hotel, it is up to you.


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What people are saying about Alaska

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Five stars all the way! This experience was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska. The nighttime dog mushing was an amazing way to see the dogs do what they love - running. The owner of the property and kennel was our musher. He called our Aurora experience a nighttime rainbow, which is the best way I know to describe the green light display we saw that night. There was another musher named Jody, who took the other couple on our tour out. Jody is a native Alaskan and had interesting stories to tell. The driver from our hotel and back, Joe, was from Alaska and told stories of his life growing up and living in AK. The food was good and the right amount for midnight meal. I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone considering a trip to Fairbanks. You don’t chase the northern lights on this tour, which we also did and also enjoyed. You do have a welcoming visit with Alaskans who want to welcome you to their home and their life.

Joe, Jody, and Miriam are so wonderful. Joe picked us up and was very informative and had so many stories. Jody was our musher and she was amazing!! Miriam cooked us a home cooked meal. This was by far my favorite excursion that I have done!!!

The service was excellent and the people were nice the dogs were calm friendly. Highly recommend this to everyone

Excellent!! Our guides were so awesome! Great day! Bucket list ✔ Must do!!!

Excellent and a must do with brooks who helped us with pictures as well