Aurora Viewing Tours


The Aurora Borealis Lodge offers evening aurora tours for guests staying in Fairbanks area hotels. Two types of tours are available.

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.

Thank you for another great season!  We are now closed, and we will re-open August 20, 2019 for our evening aurora tours.

[We have some dates that are either sold out, or closed.  And when we are sold out, this applies to self-drive tours as we base it on our capacity at our viewing lodge, and not our shuttle van.]

The following dates are closed or sold out:      

Last Tour of the 2018/2019 season is April 13, 2019.   

We are always closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Aurora Tours for the 2019/2020 will start on August 20, 2019.  (Please note that the start of the season for our overnight lodges is August 16, 2019.) 

Sold out or closed tour dates for the 2019/2020 season:  September 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14, November 28, December 1 to 10, December 31, 2019, January 12, 19, February 2, 2020.

Please be sure to e-mail or call us to check on other dates as we may have non-listed closures as well.


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 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.

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

 $75 or $85/person
based on hotel location.  Two-person minimum required.  Solo travelers, please inquire to check if we have other participants.

Children ages 6-15:

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.


(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 $50.00.)

Children ages 6-15:

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Fairbanks Aurora Viewing Tours