• Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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Pair dogsledding with a small-town aurora hunting experience, and you have a memorable overnight trip in Talkeetna from Anchorage. Our first stop is to visit Iditarod champion sled dogs and let them pull you through snow-covered meadows. In Talkeetna, one of the best locations to see the Aurora Borealis, snowshoe to a prime spot to glimpse the celestial phenomenon. 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.


Customer Reviews

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful. Had a great time. Dog mushing started the adventure and it just kept going. The dogs seemed so happy to be able run they appeared to really want to accommodate the tourists by pulling them around. It was nice to see how well they did their part to ensure the visitors to their kennels enjoyed themselves. The folks at the kennel were eager to show us around and share their love of the dogs.
The overnight stay in Talkeetna enabled the guests to see and experience life in a small Alaska town. The star lady was quite a treat to listen to. She really had a passion for sharing her knowledge on the skies. After being educated on the science behind the northern lights we embarked on a walk into the darkness to seek out the northern lights. Northern lights aside, I enjoyed the walk itself.
Our guide was easy to speak to and very informative. She really took the time to make sure that everyone on the tour was getting their needs met.
I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience dog mushing in Alaska and wanting to experience a little small town life.
One thing I thought would make this trip even more of an experience is to make the overnight stay into a two night stay. This would give the participants a little more time to venture out into some of the activities Talkeetna has to offer.
Bottom line this was a great experience and I would recommend it and consider doing it again.

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 United States of ... 

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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