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Alaska Polar Bear Tours: Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights Tour

The Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights Tour provides unmatched opportunities to see and photograph Polar Bears in the best Polar Bear viewing area in Alaska as well as experience Northern Lights in one of the best aurora viewing locations in North America.

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View a Polar Bear mother and her cub

Alaska Polar Bear and Alaska Northern Lights Tour

On our Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights Tours (10 days/9 nights or 13 days/12 nights with the Denali National Park Add-on) you will see and be able to photograph Alaska Polar Bears up close  in the best Polar Bear viewing area in Alaska, experience the Northern Lights in one of North America’s best aurora viewing locations, travel the world famous Dalton Highway of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ fame, cross the Arctic Circle, stay in heart of the Brooks Range in a quaint Alaskan Bush village, explore one of Alaska’s most captivating landscapes, visit an Eskimo village, take a dip in the Arctic Ocean, relax in natural hot springs, explore an ice museum and much more. Please click here for the detailed Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights tour itinerary.


Alpenglow and Midnight Sun on Denali (Mount McKinley) from Wonder Lake - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

See Mount McKinley from Wonder Lake

Denali National Park Add-on:  This option is available with our late August and early September tour departures. This is the only tour package in Alaska that allows you to see Grizzly and Polar bears on the same tour! You will also experience the peak of the fall colors in Denali National Park, the crown jewel of all National Parks in Alaska and stay at a small lodge in the heart of the park for two nights before heading back to Fairbanks and resuming the journey north. Please click here for the detailed tour itinerary for the Denali National Park Add-on.


  • Experience and capture Alaska’s wild side in a personal and unhurried way.

    2016 TOUR DATES & COST (from Fairbanks, Alaska, price per person based on double occupancy, all expenses included)

  • August 24 – September 5, 2016 (incl. Denali Add-on): $6,950  Full 
  • August 29  – September 10, 2016 (incl. Denali Add-on): $6,950 Full
  • September 5 – September 17, 2016 (incl. Denali Add-on): $6,950 Full
  • September 10 – September 19, 2016: $5,950
  • September 17 – September 26, 2016: $5.950
  • September 20 – September 29, 2016: $5,950


  • For late September/October Tours, please visit Alaska Polar Bear Viewing and Photo Tour for more information




Why choose Wild Alaska Travel for your Polar Bear & Northern Lights adventure?

We understand that viewing Polar Bears and Northern Lights are two of the most amazing experiences in the natural world. But for most travelers, the journey to northern Alaska to see Polar Bears and Northern Lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Therefore, we not only 100% guarantee Polar Bear sightings and 90% guarantee Northern Lights sightings and but we ensure the highest experience possible.

1. Our Polar Bear viewing from a boat provides eye-level, close encounters with Polar Bears

On all of our tours, you will spend all day on the water in a small boat with an expert local Native guide viewing Polar Bears. Being in a boat low on the water allows for world-class encounters with Polar Bears, either observing them along the shoreline or sometimes even in the water.

2. Our Northern Lights happens in one of the best places in Alaska (North America)

The Northern Lights are fairly unpredictable, but several factors do greatly affect your ability to see them, most importantly your location. On this tour, you will spend several days in the vicinity of the village of Wiseman, which is close to what scientists describe as the ‘maximum zone close to 67 degrees north’. This makes Wiseman one of the best places in Alaska (and in North America!) where you can see the aurora most often and with greatest intensity.

3. Our small groups provide a highly personalized and intimate experience

One of the most fundamental elements of all of our tours is to have an extremely small group (no more than six guests). It may cost a little more, but in the end we know that we would not be able to provide the level of quality experience to a larger group.

4. Our guides are the best in the industry

The most important aspect of any guided adventure is the quality of the guide(s). Your guides are either Laurent Dick (owner) or Nan Eagleson, and their combined Alaska experience spans more than 50 years! Their experience is unmatched in the industry.

5. We operate under a special permit issued by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service

We operate under a special permit that allows us to operate in the waters surrounding Barter Island which are within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Please note that some operators offer Polar Bear tours that only provide viewing from land. If you go to Alaska’s Arctic coast once in your life, we encourage you to experience the full superior Polar Bear viewing experience by boat.

6. Our Denali Add-on guarantees you to see Grizzly and Polar Bears – in the same trip!

We pride ourselves to be the only operator that offers a tour that includes three days in Denali National Park at the peak of the fall colors. Denali National Park is well-known to be one of the best places in North America to see Grizzly Bears. However, other wildlife sights, such as Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep and Fox, are very common.


Alaska Polar Bear Tours guest testimonials

Alaska Polar Bear Tours by Wild Alaska Travel - (c) Laurent DickThis tour was way above my expecations in every way. If you want an awesome tour of northern Alaska, Polar Bears and the Northern Lights, do not hesitate to book with Wild Alaska Travel. Thanks Laurent for the best travel experience ever, I loved every minute of it. – Shirley Scully, Rhode Island –

I tend to judge my adventures on what I learned, the day-to-day experiences, and the memories I store away in my mind. Added to this are the pictures that capture the moments. All together, the Polar Bears and Northern Lights trip by Laurent Dick of Wild Alaska Travel is over the top. How he managed to gel five individuals so expertly is beyond miraculous. I think it was his contagious enthusiasm that guided us all to have a blast. My advice: Grasp the moments with Laurent. You won’t regret it at all.  – Judith Kirk, Connecticut –     

It was a fantastic trip. Laurent is an awesome tour guide. He knows Alaska inside out.   -Vaibhav Joshi, Georgia –Alaska Polar Bear Express Tour with Wild Alaska Travel

My wife and I have long wished to see Polar Bear in the Arctic. Both of us were also interested in seeing the Northern Lights. After researching the internet for some time we thought this would require two separate trips. That’s when my wife found Wild Alaska Travel on the internet and after contacting owner Laurent Dick to get a feel for the tour she booked the trip. She couldn’t have made a better decision. For us it was a truly incredible experience. Everything that was promised was delivered and then some! Just about everyone we share our pictures with have commented that they look like something out of National Geographic.  – Jeff & Sue Ginsberg, Broomfield, Colorado –

It was really an unforgettable journey.   -Mandy Chan, Hong Kong –

I just wanted to say what a fabulous time I had on the Alaska Polar Bear & Northern Lights Tour.  Laurent, you did so well maintaining a balance between letting us explore freely and keeping us on schedule. Thank you for providing something so real and experiential. – Erika Osteraas, California –