Aurora Viewing Tours


Premier Aurora Tour Guests:  Masks required in our van (30-minutes one way).

The Aurora Borealis Lodge offers evening aurora tours for guests staying in Fairbanks area hotels. Two types of tours are available.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be limiting viewing lodge capacity to 50%, and our van capacity to 50% (for those booking our Premier Aurora Tour).

Our tour season runs August 20 – early April. Please note that there are black out dates as well as sold out dates, so reservations are required.

We are now open for aurora tours for the 2020/2021 season.  (Accommodations reopened on August 16.)

2020/2021 tour season:  August 20, 2020 – April 10, 2021

Premier Aurora Viewing Tour

Premier Aurora Tour

We will pick you up at 10:00pm* at your hotel, and bring you up to our main lodge. From 10:30pm to 2:00am, relax in the warmth of the lodge while you check for the aurora out the big northside windows. Once the lights are out, you’ll want to step outside onto the large deck to soak in the view. And if you get cold, just go back in and help yourself to a cup of hot coffee, tea, or cocoa, available self-serve.  Indoor restrooms.

When available, we can take your photo(s) with the aurora in the background and you can choose the ones you like for purchase. Tour will return you to your hotel around 2:30am.

 $90~$100/person (or book online 24 hours or more in advance for a special discount!)
based on hotel location.  Two-person minimum required.  Solo travelers, please inquire to check if we have other participants.

Children ages 6-15:


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Self Drive Aurora Viewing Tour

Self Drive Aurora Tour – Limited Capacity 

Have a rental car? You can drive yourselves up to our lodge and do the self-drive tour. Lodge hours are 10:30pm to 2:00am.  RESERVATION REQUIRED.

Tour content is the same as the Premier Tour, except for the transportation aspect.

Please note that during the winter season (October to April), an AWD/4WD vehicle is required.

$35/person (or book online 24 hours or more in advance for a special discount)

(Due to limited parking space, there is a minimum charge of 2 adults/vehicle. i.e. if you are a solo traveler, you’ll be charged $70.00.)

Children ages 6-15:


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Please contact us with any questions you may have about our aurora tours. If you don’t hear back from us within 3 days, please email us directly

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Fairbanks Aurora Viewing Tours