Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner & Northern Lights

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours

Fairbanks: Moonlight Dog Sled, Dinner & Northern Lights

Activity provider: 1st Alaska Tours
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From US$ 315 per person

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Join a combination tour of 2 great Alaskan experiences. Discover the magic of the Aurora Borealis and the thrill of dog-sledding, and end your tour with a home-cooked Alaskan salmon dinner in a yurt.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Thrill at the magic of a moonlight dog sled ride
  • Experience a truly amazing view of the Aurora Borealis
  • Have a once in a lifetime photo opportunity of the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a home-cooked Alaskan meal of salmon
Full description

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 dog sled. 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 a late salmon dinner 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.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in town
  • Dog-sled ride
  • Meal and beverage
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People over 250 lbs (113 kg)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note that the maximum weight is 250 pounds per person.
  • Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon so cannot be guaranteed and you will not be entitled to a refund if you do not see the Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

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The night dog sledding was a magical experience. The guides were excellent and informative and the dogs so sweet. We did get to see the northern lights when the transportation driver spotted possible lights happening as we were driving out and returned us to the yurt for viewing. Pretty much an excellent adventure. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is the dinner was disappointing.

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March 30, 2023

The entire event was phenomenal. We got to watch our dog mushers harness the dogs while we petted the remaining dogs that stayed behind. The dog sled ride was only exceeded by aurora. We were taken on wooded trails where the snow glistened, the dogs joyously ran, and the fact that it was -16 didn't feel like it at all. Our meal of salmon was delicious and then the star of the evening came to entertain. The northern lights are magical.

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March 30, 2023

It was amazing, The couple that hosted the dog sled and dinner was great. The dog sled was so much, and the dinner was very good. I wish at dinner time they would actually eat with us. I figure they dont do this for more of a couple experience. But the only complaint I have is, is that we had to leave at 2am. Me and my wife felt like we known this couple for years and where good friends. These are they guys that I would want to hang out with on my free time. Thanks for the good time.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 14087