Yellowknife – Aurora Borealis Viewing
5 days/ 4 nights, Yellowknife/ Yellowknife
2019 depart: 13 February
On winter nights the Aurora Borealis is often so vivid it seems close enough to touch. Far from city lights, watch the night sky light up. A place where traditional aboriginal culture blends together with modern amenities for a truly remarkable experience discovering the mystery of the Aurora Borealis. It’s a marvel that seems to embody the mysteries at the crossroads of Heaven and Earth in all of its elegance and raw beauty.
- Yellowknife City Tour - Dog Sledding Excursion - Bison Viewing - 3 Nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing
- Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration - Choice of Guided Snowmobiling or Snowshoeing Tour
Cost from: $2500 pp twin share (s/sup $570)
day 1 Yellowknife arrival
Arrive in Yellowknife, famous for its rustic beauty outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can`t relax in absolute comfort indoors. On arrival there will be time to relax before an evening welcome dinner.
day 2 Yellowknife
Your journey starts with the Yellowknife city tour. Visit the Legislative Assembly Building and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal and European history in the North and displays environmental exhibits. Yellowknife is probably the best place to view one of the Earth’s greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. That’s because the area experiences more clear nights than other northern locations. Amazing Aurora displays are possible on over 240 nights each year! Afterwards begin your 1st Aurora viewing night. You will stay in the warm chamber to explore the amazing Aurora Borealis; in the meantime you can enjoy free hot drinks and late snacks.
day 3 Yellowknife – Great Slave Lake - Yellowknife
Travel to Great Slave Lake, this lake is one of the world’s largest fresh-water bodies of water. Aside from the natural beauty of the Aurora Borealis, you will attend an aboriginal ice fishing demonstration. Then return to your lodge and enjoy a feast of freshly caught fish. Afterwards, we will have the 2nd Aurora Viewing tour.
day 4 Yellowknife
Experience the world class dry land training, dog sledding and your choice of either snowmobiling or snowshoeing. Optional activities are available to choose from, the last night of Aurora Viewing tour will be arranged at night.
day 5 Depart Yellowknife
After breakfast, we say goodbye to this wonderful adventure in the Northwest Territories.
Inclusions: twin share in 3.5/ 4 star hotels, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, professional tour leader, ground transportation in Yellowknife, services and taxes.
Exclusions: arrival and departure transfer, meals not mentioned above, drinks, gratuities and city taxes.
Hotels: Yellowknife – Nova Yellowknife
Important Note: Aurora Borealis Viewing happens late at night, typically between the hours of 11:00 pm and 3:00 am.
Note: Our tours are planned one year in advance and occasionally the itinerary may need to be adjusted, or schedule changes may occur. Tour management reserves the right to make any adjustments in plans, which may be necessitated due to circumstances beyond our control. The tour organizer reserves the right to make any changes before or during the tour for the comfort and enjoyment of the passengers.
Optional: Add a Winter Clothing Rental Package