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Gondwana Ecotours has announced a 7-day Alaska Northern Lights Ecotour. Guests will get a dose of local culture by day and learn how to photograph the Aurora Borealis under the Alaskan sky by night.

Gondwana Ecotours is committed to providing sustainable travel as well as maintaining an environmental and cultural focus. Highlights of this tour include dogsledding through snowy forests, hiking alongside a family of reindeer, taking curling lessons from locals in Fairbanks, soaking in the geothermal Chena Hot Springs, learning to photograph the Aurora Borealis from a professional photographer, snowshoeing, and exploring the Ice Sculpture Museum. Gondwana

“The best part of this tour is the people we meet,” said Gondwana Ecotours founder Jared Sternberg in press materials. “We visit a local family who lives off the grid and hear about their lifestyle in the Alaskan backcountry. We learn the game of curling from interesting locals, and even have tea with a family who has a pet reindeer.”

Guests will view the Northern Lights displays from a family-owned lodge with panoramic views. During the day there will be time to explore Fairbanks, take an exciting sled dog ride, or rejuvenate in the natural hot springs at Chena. Fairbanks is situated within a ring-shaped region around the North Pole called the auroral oval. This location affords a terrific balance of occurrence, frequency and activity of Northern Lights.

Each Alaska Northern Lights tour is limited to 12 guests and includes cozy accommodations and personal wake-up calls when Aurora is active.

Ecotours is offering an array of Alaska Northern Lights departures from September 2019 – March 2020. The tour starts at $2,795 pp dbl. For more information, visit For an Onboard Review of Cunard’s Alaska, click here. Here are more cruising options to Alaska for 2020.