No New Notifications

Anchorage Aurora Quest - Northern Lights Photo Tour

Select Option
No Added Fees At Checkout
Learn More
When you buy your live event tickets on Groupon, your seats are guaranteed to be next to each other.


This is the longest-running northern lights photo tour in the Anchorage area. Highlighted by Iceland Air's Stopover magazine as one of Anchorage's "Hidden Hot Spots" in its Spring 2019 issue (page 64), this tour is designed to maximize fun and opportunity with the aurora borealis.

We provide a free 3-day forecast service that includes both the aurora borealis and weather forecast. This tour increases your chance of aurora viewing success by allowing you to reserve as many nights as you like [space available] and only finalizing payment 48 hours in advance under the Reserve Now & Pay Later system. We pick you up at your accommodations and take you on a nocturnal adventure to witness the magical lights rippling over snowy peaks and dancing across dark waters. It's a great option for business travelers to Alaska during August to early May. This tour accommodates serious photographers to sightseers. Photographic instruction and aurora portraits are provided for those who desire.

Customer Reviews

Relevant Reviews
November 22, 2021
Nothing, other the tour guide is polite. We didn't see the northern lights not any single of it. I hope they should reschedule us to do the hunting again since it costs us a lot for this tour which is so promising that we will be able to see it. Unfortunately we didn't see anything of it. Please give us even half of the refund or reschedule as even today to see the northern lights it was so disappointing.
November 20, 2021
Amazing tour. Ben and Amber were great. They were very knowledgeable about the northern lights and the area. Plus, they give you a little photography lesson at the same time! Super helpful. I highly recommend.
Theodore E
November 18, 2021
We took this tour two nights in a row. Ben was knowledgeable and very considerate with every guest. He took us where we needed to be to see the lights with great care to show his skill and caring that everyone on the tour was completely satisfied. The lights were magnificent and the experience tremendous. Thank you for this glorious opportunity to see the very best show in the sky.
See all reviews

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chugach State Park, Mile 115 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587

One potential stop during this tour is the Glen Alps trailhead, were we will walk on a short trail to an overlook of the city and a wide view to the north.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Eagle River, Eagle River, Anchorage, Alaska

A possible stop along the tour is the Mt. Baldy trailhead, which provides high elevation, expansive views of the north.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palmer, Palmer, Alaska

We will spend most of our time in the area of Palmer, visiting locations from the Knik River to Hatcher Pass Management Area.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for small children
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Cloth face masks required for staff and guests when social distancing not possible (i.e., inside the tour van), but not out in open areas when social distancing is possible.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Tripod
  • Private transportation
  • Parking Fees
  • State park admission fees
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Blanket
  • Entry/Admission - Chugach State Park

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Visit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center, 546 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
To be clear, we DO NOT pick up at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Travelers staying there will be directed to meet at a designated location in Anchorage.

Timing of pick up will depend upon how many travelers are on the tour that evening. A schedule is sent out the day of the tour with times and locations for pick up. The last pick up location is always at the start time of the tour.

Departure Time
10:00 PM

6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Alaska Photo Treks in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates.
  • Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment.
  • Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale and Extraordinary Event Policy do not apply.
  • See Viator voucher terms under "Viator Vouchers" here.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.