Aurora at Black Rapids

Marvel at Mother Nature’s nightly light show as you spend six days and five nights in Southcentral Alaska.  You won’t be sitting around waiting for the aurora, instead you’ll enjoy countless winter activities at the all-season Lodge at Black Rapids.  Meet friendly sled dogs, snowshoe through backcountry terrain and go ice fishing (or skating!) on nearby lakes.

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The Route

the route

The Entrée Difference

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The Itinerary

2-4 | The Lodge at Black Rapids, AK

This morning a shuttle will pick you up for your journey to The Lodge at Black Rapids. Following the Alaska Pipeline and the mighty Tanana River, your stops include the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, North Pole and Sullivan Roadhouse. Your final destination is The Lodge at Black Rapids, sharing space with the restored Rapids Roadhouse. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Black Rapids in a Lodge Room.

On day three, for those who want to explore the surrounding area, a guided hike along the cross-country ski trail offers access to the quartz-streaked bluff that dominates the eastern ridge-line above the lodge. The second part of the day will be spent in search of wildlife with experts from the University of Alaska. Later that night, visit Black Rapids Lake for an open fire, kick sledding, and an opportunity to snowshoe, ski and witness the Northern Lights. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Black Rapids in a Lodge Room.

For the fourth day of your trip you will experience a day-long lesson on mountain geology and glaciology, from the experts at the University of Alaska. You will snow-shoe up to this famous glacier, see ice caves, and be able to retreat into the comforts of an Alaskan Arctic Oven tent equipped with a potbelly stove and a gourmet lunch. Tonight, you will meet two famous dog sled racers along with Zoya, a world-renowned dog musher who has completed the Iditarod. If that’s not exciting enough, you’ll also enjoy a ride on a reindeer-drawn sleigh. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Black Rapids in a Lodge Room.

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