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Northern Lights Viewing

A trip in search of the elusive northern lights, or aurora borealis, is a journey like no other. The North's perpetual sunlight in summer hides the show, but its long winter nights and snow-covered landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for dancing greens, blues and reds that illuminate the sky. Though sightings are never guaranteed, the aurora can be seen all around the far north of the world, from Scandinavia and Russia to Alaska and Canada, and is most visible from September through March.

Our escorted tours and expedition cruises can take you to the northern reaches of the globe, where the aurora borealis awaits. The price of each trip includes accommodations, many meals, guided sightseeing and transportation.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  

Northern Lights Viewing - Alaska
6 Day Alaska with Northern Lights 2020 (Sunday Departure) 6 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day Alaska with Northern Lights 2020 (Thursday Departure) 6 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Nature's Best: Alaska 7 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Alaska's Iditarod with Fairbanks 2020 11 Fairbanks, AK  Anchorage, AK  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Nature's Best: Alaska with Alaska Cruise 13 Fairbanks, AK  Vancouver, Canada  Escorted Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Northern Lights Viewing - Arctic
Northern Lights of Lapland 2019-2020 (Connections Journey) 9 Helsinki, Finland  Helsinki, Finland  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Arctic Express: Greenland's Northern Lights - Fly North, Fly South (Ocean Nova) 10 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland 14 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Quark Deluxe Dates and Prices
Greenland Explorer 15 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Expedition Quark First Class Dates and Prices
Northern Lights Viewing - Canada
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure (6 Day) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Canadian Polar Bear Experience (National Geographic Journey) 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
Tundra Lodge Adventure 6 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Northern Lights Photography Tour 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
The Classic Polar Bear Adventure (7 Day) 7 Winnipeg, Canada  Winnipeg, Canada  Escorted Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
+ View all 11 Canada trips
Northern Lights Viewing - Europe and Britain
Iceland Winter 2019-2020 4 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
5 Day Iceland's Northern Lights 2019-2020 (Centerhotel Arnarhvoll) 5 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
5 Day Iceland's Northern Lights 2019-2020 (Fosshotel Reykjavik) 5 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day Iceland's Northern Lights (Hotel Klettur) 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
6 Day Iceland's Northern Lights 2019-2020 (Centerhotel Arnarhvoll) 6 Reykjavik, Iceland  Reykjavik, Iceland  Independent Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
+ View all 23 Europe and Britain trips

* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.