Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Northern lights, dog sledding, and helicopter sightseeing


2015 DEPARTURES

3/8-3/13, 3/15-3/20

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Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Group Size 4-16
Arrive/Depart Fairbanks, Alaska/Anchorage, Alaska
Price From $3,995 to $4,395
If you have questions about this journey or would like to receive a detailed trip brochure, call 800-445-2995 or click here.

Trip Motif Culture History Alaskas Winter Magic : Journey Highlights





Experience this essential aspect of Alaska on a fun, exciting, and unique adventure that drops you into a world unlike any other. Rippling ribbons of fluorescent blues, greens, and reds shimmer in the night sky. Snow muffles the landscape. Rivers lie frozen in their bends, graceful and patient. Venture into the heart of the “Aurora Bubble” near Fairbanks to watch for the northern lights. Outside Seward, meet a dog mushing family and grab the chance to drive your own team of huskies to Exit Glacier—a joyful, unforgettable experience! A helicopter tour of Prince William Sound with a glacier landing puts this trip over the top, while opportunities to ski and snowshoe keep you grounded, and elated.

  • Aurora borealis: Your hot springs resort near Fairbanks is known for consistent sightings of the phenomenal northern lights.

  • Good timing: Late winter/early spring temperatures are relatively mild (20-35 F), with 10 to 12 hours of daylight and far fewer travelers than in the busy summer months.

  • Dog sledding: Learn to drive a dog team and mush your huskies to Exit Glacier (or just ride, if you prefer).

  • Cross-country or downhill skiing and snowshoeing: Shush across the snow through quiet forests, or swoosh down Mount Alyeska, with its fantastic view of the valley’s seven glaciers and Turnagain Arm.
  • What a unique opportunity to experience Alaska’s vibrant winter personality. This is one memorable adventure! —Pam Bryan, OBP Co-Founder