From November – April, depending on a tour company to get you to the best northern lights exposure maximizes the possibility of seeing nature’s best light show. The aurora borealis makes dark nights exciting, but it takes a combination of experience and planning. Salmon Berry Tours is a local company known for hosting incredible experiences. Their inclusive outing takes you from Anchorage to Talkeetna, a favorite destination for Denali climbers.
You’ll arrive near dinner time and dine at Historic Talkeetna Roadhouse, which was highlighted on the Food Network. After meeting the “Star Lady,” who tells visitors more about the northern lights, you’ll either snowshoe or walk to the river depending on the weather. It’s the best spot for catching the dancing lights. Warming up with freshly baked holiday goodies afterwards offers a December experience that’s one of a kind.
Add in Dog Sledding
The company also offers a dog sledding tour, either a la carte or added onto the northern lights experience. The owner of the company, Candice McDonald, is dedicated to keeping all tours small and intimate. Team up with the Dallas Seavey Racing team and learn what’s required to lead premier canine athletes on the “Last Great Race.” You’ll head to the small town of Willow, stopping for a selfie with Mt. McKinley. At the town, enjoy a tour, meet the mushers and dogs competing in the 2017 Iditarod, and climb onto the sled to see their skills for yourself.
You can also sign up for a helicopter glacier dog sledding tour if you return in the summer months. Alternatively, customize your package and plan exactly how you want your Alaskan holiday to play out. Connect with the tour company today and start planning your adventure.