Multi-Day Tour | Independent

Northern Lights Vacation (5 days)

Knightly Tours

Fairbanks, AK, United States To Fairbanks, AK, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Mar 2018


Day 1
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pikes's Waterfront Lodge None


Arrive in Fairbanks on your own and to transfer to your hotel for the night. You may get lucky and see this magnificent display tonight.

Day 2
Fairbanks, AK United States
Chena Hot Springs Resort None

Fairbanks to Chena Hot Springs

Transfer from Fairbanks this afternoon to Chena Hot Springs. This is one of the premier places to watch the Northern Lights from. The natural hot springs make a wonderful setting for your viewing. Included is your admission to the Ice Museum located here. Be sure to go in and have a drink “on ice”.

Day 3
Fairbanks, AK United States
Chena Hot Springs Resort None

Full Day Chena Hot Springs

Today is spent exploring the resort and taking part in any optional activities. Tonight you are booked on a Sno-Cat Excursion which will take you to a unique viewing yurt area for the Northern Lights.

Day 4
Fairbanks, AK United States
Chena Hot Springs Resort None

Chena Hot Springs to Fairbanks

The morning is free for last minute explorations. You are transferred back to your hotel in Fairbanks for the night

Day 5
Fairbanks, AK United States
None None

Fairbanks to Home

You are transferred to the airport today for your flight home.

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This package features Northern Lights viewing in one of the premier spots in the world to see the Aurora; the Interior of Alaska.

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Highly recommended

By: Chris

Reviewed on: 31 May 2013

A great itinerary, understood needs and requests, double checked all arrangements and made very good suggestions. Helpful and knowledgeable, attentive to details. A great first experience and hope to have the opportunity for more trips, actually one new trip for 2014 already in the making!
Travel Advisor:  Natasha Rhodes

Great Company

By: Suse

Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2013

This was a great trip with a great travel escort, Noel De Chambeau. Knightly is customer friendly and supportive. They made certain that we were dressed correctly for the weather, had the right equipment and had the opportunity to see and do what we came to Alaska for. I had a wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Hellen Hoffman

Alaska trip

By: Mel & Helen

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2014

We went on the train from Anchorage to Denali Park for two nights & toured the park.  The train ride was amazing and the accommodations were outstanding at the McKinley Village Lodge.  We returned to Anchorage then rode the train to Seward to board the ship.  The only glitch was at Seward.  We never found our shuttle to the dock but eventually rode the city's shuttle there.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Would Go Again

By: Kay

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2014

  We went to Denali last year with Knightly and loved the trip. As we planned our trip this year I requested that we be booked in the same resort in Denali. Only upon arrival did I learn that we had been booked in another resort with a similar name that was 8 miles away from "Glitter Gulch", the main strip in Denali. The new resort was clean, nice and enjoyable but I would have appreciated a clear heads up from Knightly Tours on the change of venue.

Good Service

By: NMCarole

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015

We enjoyed the Mendenhall Float trip, even getting high centered on a rock. Our guide knew how to get us off. Weather canceled our helicopter/ dog sled ride which was a disappointment. However we appreciated the concern for passenger safety. In Sitka the bear sanctuary and raptor rehabilitation center were educational and interesting as was the general history of the city given by our guide. Our guides were on time and courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Aline Coleman

Great Float Plane Tour

By: RandyU

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Our group of 23 did a float plane tour in Ketchikan while on a Celebrity Cruise. They picked us up right on time and made it easy for a group this size to get to and from the float plane dock. We split into 4 groups in different float planes. Each one was in great condition with friendly, knowledgable pilots.
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Alaska Vacation

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2016

The Gold Dredge 8, Riverboat Discovery, and helicopter/dogsled camp tours were very well done and excellent value for the money.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Ryan

Did their job well !

By: Tom & JoAnn D.

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2016

The land tour journey was well coordinated and was the best part of the trip - while cruise was great, we saw so much more on the land based journey/adventure
Travel Advisor:  Pascale LeJeune

Smooth trip

By: Casey12

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2016

Our self-guided tour with Knightly went very smoothly. All of the hotel, transportation, and excursions went exactly as stated on the itinerary. The quality of the vendors Knightly used were for the most part very good, with only one or two average ones. Nothing was sub-par, and one or two were exceptional. If I had to do it all over again, I might have planned a less hectic itinerary, but it was clear from the start what we getting into. We received very detailed descriptions of where to be when, and everything went as planned.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Ryan

Excellent Alaska National Park Tour

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016

Knightly Tours worked with our Admiral Travel Consultant to make all of the arrangements in Alaska. We have to say that the hotels and extra tour arrangements were great and exceeded our expectations in how easy everything was considering the number of parks we were visiting. We also bumped in to a few other people who had worked with Knightly Tours to arrange their trips. We had fun comparing the sequence and arrangements. Knightly exceed our expectations with this trip. We would definitely recommend them for any trip to Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Alaska Adventure

By: Chase16

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

Linda did a great job!! We had a wonderful trip. Everything went really smooth. The hotels were great. We loved the train rides and saw lots of animals along the way. We called it an Alaska Adventure, not a vacation, and that is what Chase wanted. He got to fish three times and three different ways. It was all fun, but our favorite fishing was in Talkeetna, with our guide Tyler. Chase also the copilot in a sea plane, helicopter, and a Cessna small plane. We saw a mother bear and three cubs on our bear viewing trip. The Kenai Fjords Cruise and Dog Sledding in Seward was great. Everything was fun and beautiful. The Backcountry Adventure tour in Denali was great. We saw a lot of different animals on the bus ride and the views of Mt McKinley on the plane ride back were awesome. The whole trip went very smooth and Linda took care of even the smallest details. Linda has done several trips for me and I would recommend her to anyone, anytime.
Not Recommended

Not recommended for anyone needing help with luggage

By: Vickylucy

Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

We wish our agent had arranged for us to tour with Regent tours instead of independent travelers as we were left handling and arranging pickup of our luggage. We were left at the train station with three suitcases in the rain and the hotel has no shuttle. Had to drag our bags thru rain to visitors center to catch the hop on/ off bus which did not have space for luggage. Had to drag up stairs and hold bags in aisle. Very unpleasant experience

Land tour alasja

By: Cathy

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

While I would recommend knightly, their instructions should be more clearly written and laid out. Avcomdsyons at princess Denali sub par. No elevotor, smelly toons. My daughters sllergies kicked in. Food marginal. Talkertna lidhe very nice but they pit us in a room facing the parking lot . Really!!! With a view on the other side that was amazing. What did we pay for that. I would given them a C plus
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Alaskan Vacation

By: BEN Family

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2017

All of the excursions were exciting and provided a grand experience of Alaska. All of our tour guides and assistants were polite and made our excursions fun and informative. Wonderful time and experience!
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Smith
Not Recommended

Terrible experience

By: Big Sue

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

It was terrible from beginning to end!
Not Recommended


By: Bet

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Did not use this tour operator

Alaska 2017

By: Elke

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Extremely happy with the tour that Kathryn put together for us! Everything was very well planned out and we received what we discussed and wanted. We will definitely come back for another trip.
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Smith


By: Julie and Julio

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

We loved our tor guides- they were very helpful!
Travel Advisor:  Merrill Laguarta

Glacier Bay Trip

By: t

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

The itinerary and organization were quite good. The uncertainty with travel to and from Gustavus from/to Juneau was created by the weather. The only uncertainty.
Travel Advisor:  Maureen Roemmick

Polar bears

By: Mry

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

They were easy to work with. I think they could have made us aware of a problem we were going to encounter but they did not. It was resolved but not without confusion.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald