Noted by Iceland Air’s Stopover magazine as one of Anchorage’s “Hidden Hot Spots,” this is the city’s longest-running northern lights photography tour.
As our nights get darker, the aurora borealis becomes visible. Learn how to photograph the northern lights among mountains, coastal landscapes, and boreal forest. An Alaskan, professional photographer instructor/guide will transport you to a variety of locations that are optimal for aurora viewing. Non-photographer guests are welcome. If you don’t have a camera, still enjoy the northern lights with a hot beverage under a blanket and have your picture taken with these dancing lights!
Running Tour When Conditions are Best
Viewing the northern lights is never guaranteed, but Alaska Photo Treks monitors both cloud and aurora forecast conditions to determine when is the best time to run the tour. Each day, they update a Today’s Aurora Report to provide forecast and indicate whether the tour is running.
Add-on Sunset Photo Safari Option
Enjoy a 20% discount when packaging this tour with one other tour. You will receive a discount code upon booking.
Other Offerings from Alaska Photo Treks
The Anchorage Aurora Quest is just one nighttime option available during the off-summer months. You should also consider the Alaska Nightscapes tour for a mixture of street and scenic photography to explore different nighttime photography opportunities.
Departures are based on sunset, which is constantly changing at this latitude. Departure times for each week is posted on their website.
What to Bring
- Camera equipment: Camera, charged battery, at least 4GB memory card
- Comfortable walking or hiking shoes with good traction
- Warm jacket
- Snow & wind proof outer shell
- Hat and gloves
Prices & Dates
|Season||Aug 9 - May 10|
|Rates||Anchorage Aurora Quest // $249 | Tour begins after nautical twilight, time depending on conditions|
|4-Day Pass // $475 | Good for four consecutive days|
|Rate Notes||Please see Alaska Photo Treks for specific departure times, as they vary due to sunset times.|