For those brave enough to experience an Alaskan winter, Intrepid Travel has just launched a trip that will reward travellers with the rare opportunity to experience the spectacular Northern Lights.
‘Alaskan Northern Lights’ is the latest trip to be added to Intrepid’s North America range. Travelling from Anchorage to Fairbanks, this eight day trip is an exclusive ticket to witness a natural phenomenon that most people never get to experience.
Officially known as the ‘aurora borealis’, the Northern Lights occur when highly charged particles from the sun interact with elements in the Earth’s atmosphere. This results in a natural light show of greens, violets and blues that takes place above the magnetic pole of the northern hemisphere. Alaska is one of the best places to view them.
Although sleep deprivation may occur on this trip, as travellers will frequently head out in the middle of the night or have early morning starts to maximise viewing opportunities, the aurora borealis is the best lightshow on Earth and will earn maximum bragging rights.
The trip will showcase the magic of a remote Alaskan winter, as it travels through natural wilderness and rugged terrain revealing ample wildlife viewing opportunities, including moose, wolves, bears, caribou and reindeer.
With the Northern Lights being the clear highlight of this trip, travellers will also get the opportunity to:
- Embark on a guided snowshoe hike through the forests of Denali National Park
- Take an optional flight over Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America
- Visit the historic gold-mining town of Talkeetna
- Walk through frozen boreal woods with reindeer in Fairbanks
- Soak in the outdoor hot mineral waters at Chena Hot Springs
Alaska Northern Lights is an eight day trip from $3920 per person and departs on 5 and 19 March 2016.