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  • Location:Anchorage, Alaska
  • Duration:Overnight

Northern Lights Overnight Tour with Dog Sledding

Pair dogsledding with incredible views of the northern lights and you have a memorable overnight trip in Talkeetna from Anchorage. In Talkeetna, one of the best locations to see the Aurora Borealis, snowshoe to a prime spot to glimpse the celestial phenomenon. The follow day, champion-level sled dogs pull you through snow-covered meadows. Meals, overnight accommodation at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse or similar, and round-trip transport from Anchorage hotels all are part of this great package.


  • Overnight tour of the northern lights in Talkeetna with snowshoeing and dog sledding
  • Learn about the mysterious Aurora Borealis from an astronomy expert
  • Stay in a historic roadhouse hotel and enjoy homemade breakfast and dinner
  • Experience the thrill of dogsledding with instruction from a trainer at a 2012 Iditarod Champion Kennel
  • Round-trip transport from Anchorage hotels included

What You Can Expect

Northern Lights Overnight Tour with Dog Sledding

Northern Lights Overnight Tour with Dog Sledding

Staying in Anchorage and looking for an opportunity to experience dogsledding and the Aurora Borealis? Sign up for this overnight tour to Talkeetna! With its views of the Alaska Range and the stars stretched above it, Talkeetna provides the perfect vantage point for watching the northern lights. Then, let the sled dogs take you through the fields of Matanuska Valley.

Enjoy a choice of rooms for an authentically Alaskan experience. At the Talkeetna Roadhouse, cozy up in a room equipped with one double bed, or select a room that features both double-size and twin-size beds for more space. Restrooms are located just down the hall in true Roadhouse fashion.

If you prefer more private accommodations or need to avoid stairs, upgrade to Trapper John's Cabin. The rugged cabin, which features trapping memorabilia and cozy flannel sheets, also includes a full kitchen, electricity, a TV with VHS/DVD and the much photographed ‘5-Star Outhouse’ — although you won't need to use it, since the cabin now comes equipped with an indoor bathroom.

See Itinerary below for details of each day.


Day 1: Anchorage — Talkeetna (D)
Get picked up from your hotel in Anchorage and head north to the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of North America’s tallest peak, Mount McKinley.

After checking in at the Talkeetna Roadhouse or Trapper John's Cabin, enjoy a filling dinner spread of soups, breads and desserts. Following your meal, your guide explains the wonders of the Aurora Borealis and the Alaskan night sky, divulging facts about the natural wonder such as why the stars here might look brighter than they do in your hometown. Following your celestial primer, slip into a pair of snowshoes and experience the phenomenon firsthand. Track into the winter air for a chance at an up-close look at the northern lights and the clear sky hanging above the spectacular light display.

Overnight: Talkeetna Roadhouse or similar

Day 2: Talkeetna — Anchorage (B)
The next morning, linger over a leisurely breakfast of homemade fare before embarking on your next adventure: dog sledding through Matanuska Valley’s snowy meadows. Meet your 12 new canine companions, all trained at a 2012 Iditarod Champion Kennel, before they pull you on sled runners over the same training trails favored by Dallas Seavey, the youngest musher to win the Iditarod. After your thrilling day on the snow, you’ll be transported back to your Anchorage hotel.

Customer Reviews

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic tour! Kevin was our tour guide and his knowledge about all of the areas we traveled to was incredible! We really liked the tour a lot and had fun dogsledding. Definitely I highly recommend taking a tour with the local tour operator and will do it again when I'm in Alaska. Really top notch people!

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

OMG!!! Cannot recommend this highly enough. One of the BEST tours we have ever done. Dog sledding was incredible. Thought santa might appear, it was so exciting. Then off to Nirthern Lights. Stayed overnight at Trapper John cabin BRILLIANT FUN. Nthn Lights INCREDIBLE!!! Must do tour EXCELLENT

Tuhin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We really loved it. Had amazing views of northern lights and denali. Dog sledging was quiet an experience.

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