mushing along the Bering Sea
      Alaska Northern Lights Viewing and Iditarod Race Nome Finish Tour

This 2018 Iditarod Race Nome Finish and Northern Lights Tour Package is designed to take you to one of the best places in Alaska for viewing the aurora borealis: Chena Hot Springs Resort. Chena Hot Springs is a rustic resort nestled in the Chena Hills and has a wonderful outdoor pool that is perfect for watching the aurora streak across the sky. Sixty miles away from Fairbanks, the resort is beyond the interference of the city's lights and even has heated viewing huts on a remote mountain to further enhance the viewing pleasure. The aurora borealis has fascinated man for centuries and is truly a natural wonder no one should miss. Bands of green, red, purple and white streaking across the sky are symbolic of winter nights in the arctic. Optional activities such as dogmushing, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking and snowshoeing make it the perfect place for a winter getaway. You will also visit the World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks and view the amazing displays of ice sculptures they produce.

The Bering Sea is a unique environment and March is a wonderful time to experience it. Flying along the coastline as we visit the Unalakleet and White Mountain checkpoints gives us wonderful views of this frozen expanse. We then travel along the frozen coastline and surrounding snow covered hills by snowcat to the safety checkpoint, an experience you won't want to miss. In the villages we will get a taste of the Inupiaq Eskimo culture and lifestyle. Plus, being at the finish line when the Iditarod Champion comes up the chute is a perfect finish to this fantastic tour.

14 Day Northerm Lights and Nome Finish Tour Package Highlights Include

  • Northern Lights viewing from beautiful Chena Hot Springs and Nome.
  • Attending the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks
  • Visiting the Fairbanks University of Alaska Museum.
  • Snowcat ride for remote northern lights viewing at Chena Hot Springs.
  • Dog Sled Ride along the Tanana River.
  • Scenic flights along the Iditarod Trail to the villages of Unalakleet and White Mountain.
  • Snowcat sightseeing excursion along the Iditarod Trail from Nome to the Safety Checkpoint.
  • Snowcat sightseeing excursion to Anvil Mountain for muskox viewing and exploring the historic Dredge #5..
  • Opportunity to be standing there when the winning musher crosses the finish line and be part of the Nome party.

Cost and Details

March 5 - March 19, 2018. $7200 pp. shared accommodation, single supplement: $1300

Tour Includes

  • Flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks
  • 9 Nights Accommodation in Nome
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Anchorage
  • 1 Night Accommodations in Fairbanks
  • 3 Nights Accommodations at Chena Hotsprings
  • Meals as indicated on Itinerary
  • Tickets for Museum, Ice Hotel, Ice Art Park, Snowcat
  • Flights between Nome and Unalakleet
  • Flights between Nome and White Mountain
  • Snowcat ride to the Safety Checkpoint
  • Snowcat ride to Anvil Mountain and Dredge #5
  • Flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks