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Alaska Northern Lights Tour

Fairbanks, AK
+1 907-322-3483
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My mom and I took the tour in December, it was a bummer we didn't see the lights, but that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pun P
Not their fault there were no lights . . .

This was a pleasant evening despite the fact that nature did not cooperate (at all!) The room was... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Kit640
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Alaska Northern Lights Tour has an evening of viewing Aurora and Native Culture Show at a remote Lodge with an excellent view of Northern Skies. Also has, a Fairbanks City Tour, Dog Sled Rides, Chena Hot Springs Tours, and Ice Fishing Tours. Activities are Guided by Owner, Ben Boyd who is an Alaska Mountain Man who lived from hunting and trapping, using only a sled dog team for transportation. In later life attended University of Alaska Fairbanks and received a BA Degree in Cultural Tourism and a MA Degree in Cultural Documentation. He is Producer of many Cultural Videos that can be seen on Boyd Communications Youtube Channel. He gives Native Culture Presentations and preforms a Native Hoop Dance for which at over age 70 is the Oldest Native Hoop Dancer in the World.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I took the tour in December, it was a bummer we didn't see the lights, but that is obviously not the fault of the tour company. As far as the tour goes, it was affordable and convenient, as they will pick you...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was a pleasant evening despite the fact that nature did not cooperate (at all!) The room was crowded as I had been warned, but there were 2 levels for viewing & it was easy to look outside & see whether the lights were out...More

Thank Kit640
BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for the nice review even thought you did not see the lights. About the only bad reviews we get are usually from people who did not see the lights. Out of their disappointment of not seeing the lights, they want to try and...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I would recommend this tour wholeheartedly. First of all, the price is affordable. It was $75. They will pick you up in your hotel and bring you back. Emmet will chat with you and is friendly. He's not too chatty, so it's perfect. Then they...More

Thank CPinSM
BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you for your review and letting us know about the rudeness of this employee. This employee was only a temporary hire during our very busy season. She is actually from Japan and not a local person working regularly for at the lodge. Our season...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great tour, Ben Boyd is the owner/guide he picks you up and tells stories all the way to his ranch 25 miles out of town. There you are presented with a warm and cosy ranch with hot drinks and restrooms to use until the lights...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was a wonderful tour!! We had a group of 5 adults and two children (1.5 & 3.5 yrs old). We ended up adding an extra night/tour bc we weren’t lucky enough to see the lights the first night. We didn’t see them the second...More

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BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you very much for the nice review. You can buy a copy of my CD that has the song that you are talking about, that you liked, on my personal website. If you put in a search on Google for Ben Boyd Alaska you...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ben was the owner and also our guide. Drove us to a closeby cabin joining a huge crowd of chartered tourists. Felt like in a theater but not a cabin. Didn't see the light but that's noone 's fault. Ben offered a hoop dance to...More

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BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Just to set the record straight, this tour is owned by a corporation. It is the only native owned and operated tour in Fairbanks. It's office manager and guides are Alaska natives who grew up in the rural villages of Alaska living a traditional lifestyle....More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Mr. Ben Boyd collected us promptly at the hotel, as scheduled. He is a very knowledgeable and friendly individual who possesses a wealth of information about the history, culture and highlights of the area. My Northern Lights tour was a wonderful experience because the lights...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We picked Alaska Northern Lights Tour because of its price and flexibility for cancellation. We booked two tours but had to cancel the aurora viewing tour 2 days before the scheduled time. But our city tour was great. It turned out only us attending the...More

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BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for the good review. We are the only company who has Alaska Native guides who have grown up in Alaska rural villages who can give you insight to living in rural Alaska. They have also attended college and learned about Alaska economy, that...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I researched my Aurora Chase as well as possible, and I was extremely happy with my choice of Alaska Northern Lights Tours. Mr Ben Boyd was a stellar guide, whom picked us up at our hotel and drove us the 30 minutes to a ranch...More

5  Thank YoYoBumchuck
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I booked the day of and had to pay cash upon pickup. Ben picked us up and he was very informative and gave us tons of info we didn't know prior. The ranch itself was packed with other tourists waiting for the aurora to dance...More

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BenBoydAlaska, Owner at Alaska Northern Lights Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for the good review. We do not always leave the lodge at 2 AM. If there has been no Aurora or not very good Aurora all night and suddenly Aurora comes out right as we are leaving we will stay longer to give...More

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Teri L
17 May 2017|
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Response from BenBoydAlaska | Property representative |
Sorry, we no longer have All Inclusive tours that include lodging and meals. We can though book tours for you that include both day activities and night aurora tours. Check our website for details. I can not give its... More
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Jeannine S
18 February 2017|
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Response from Bee J | Reviewed this property |
You'll have to answer the tour guide. I was a customer, not a guide.
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zxjun0420
14 February 2017|
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Response from BenBoydAlaska | Property representative |
This past September was some of the best aurora of 2016! Will that happen again in 2017? Too early to tell and the aurora and weather are very unpredictable.
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