Yukon Aurora Borealis & Northern Lights Resort & Spa

Yukon Aurora Borealis & Northern Lights Resort & Spa

6 Days / 5 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price from$2,490

Travel to the Yukon to witness the spectacular northern lights. To the north an eerie, sulfurous-green sheen begins to ripple into the night sky. It arcs itself into an ebb and flow, slowly growing, then suddenly bursts across the full expanse of the night sky waving and dancing as if it were happy. It's the spectacular and mystical Northern Lights and viewings such as the one above are common in the Yukon.

Yukon Aurora Borealis & Northern Lights Resort & Spa map

Day 1: Vancouver > Whitehorse & Evening Aurora Viewing Depart Vancouver Airport for Whitehorse. Upon arrival, a transfer is included to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. We will have an informational meeting and registration for optional tours at the hotel. Take your time for fitting the winter clothing (optional),shopping and dinner on your own. At 10.00pm depart for Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing even more enjoyable. Return to the hotel around 2.30am.

Overnight at: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Day 2: Whitehorse Sightseeing Tour & Transfer to Northern Lights Resort & Spa (D) In the morning at 10.00am take a tour of the city that includes the following stops: Main Street, Train Depot of the White Pass and Yukon Route, Visitor Reception Center, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas. Between 1.00pm and 4.00pm, you will be transferred to the Northern Lights Resort & Spa. Relax, unwind and soak up the peaceful ambiance.

Located just 20 minutes south of Whitehorse, this little piece of paradise is the Yukon´s newest get-away destination - a hideaway located in a quiet open countryside close to the Yukon River, surrounded by pine forests and ringed by mountains. Built from massive Douglas Fir and to meet European standards by your German-Canadian hosts, the 3,600 sq/ft lodge features a luxurious great room for guest gathering, relaxing, breakfast and dinner use with a dramatic panoramic view of the Yukon River valley and the mountain range. Guests stay in cozy guest rooms with large en-suite bathrooms in the lodge or in well appointed 320 sq/ft. cottages featuring a large living/bedroom with fireplace, an adjacent kitchen and an en-suite bathroom. The spa & wellness area is located in the main building and features a Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, whirlpool, restroom and a room for massage treatments. The surroundings are perfect for relaxing in the guest lounge, the large deck or the privacy of your own cottage, enjoying the spectacular views of the Northern Lights in winter. The open area surrounding the lodge allows unobscured views of the soaring Aurora!

In the evening enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner. After the dinner make sure to stay up to view the mystical Aurora Borealis. Watch them dancing either from the hot tub, the open field or from the cozy inside - you will have a great outlook towards North from anywhere.

Overnight at: Northern Lights Resort & Spa

Day 3: Day At Leisure & Evening Aurora Viewing (B,L,D) Wake up to a healthy European-style breakfast and spend your day relaxing in the lodge in front of the fireplace. Talk with your host about breakfast times. Since you will be up late the night before, you may not want to have breakfast too early. Go snowshoeing, or plan a day out dogsledding (optional tours). Enjoy the sauna and a massage treatment in the spa (additional charge). Or simply relax in the outdoor hot tub on the large deck under the breathtaking northern sky. In the evening, after dinner, you can stay up late again to view the Aurora Borealis.

Overnight at: Northern Lights Resort & Spa

Day 4: Free Day Northern Lights Resort and Spa (B,L,D) Another relaxing day is yours to enjoy at the resort and partake in optional day tours. Aurora viewing will occur at night.

Overnight at: Northern Lights Resort & Spa

Day 5: Morning at Leisure Afternoon Transfer to Whitehorse & Evening Auroa Viewing (B) Breakfast at the lodge. The morning is at your leisure or you can plan an optional day tour (need to be booked in advance). Transfer back to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse at 11.00am or after your optional day tour. At 10.00pm depart for your last night of Aurora viewing at the Northern Tales Trading Post. Return to the hotel around 2.30am.

Overnight at: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Day 6: Whitehorse > Vancouver Transfer to Whitehorse airport for your return flight to Vancouver, upon arrival at Vancouver Airport your arrangements end.

Checklist Of Items To Bring: • Ski suit • Thermal underwear • Warm clothing • Hat • Mitts • Winter boots • Day pack • Sunscreen • Sunglasses

Optional Tours Snowmobile Tour Duration: 7 - 8 hours Available from 1 Dec - 25 Mar Tour includes: transfers, lunch, hot drink

Dog Sledding Tour Duration: 7 - 8 hours Available from 1 Dec - 25 Mar Based on 2 people per sled (driver & passenger) Tour includes: transfers, lunch, hot drinks

Please Note • For constellation photography bring 35 mm SLR manual camera, ASA 400 film or faster, tripod and cable release. • Average temperatures at the this time of winter are between -2° and - 24° Celsius, but extremes may be as low as - 45° Celsius. • We ask you to bring proper clothing to withstand these temperatures. You can buy winter clothing in Whitehorse or rent a clothing package. • This tour is weather dependent and therefore changes in the itinerary are a possibility.

Optional Winter Clothing Package Includes: • winter outerwear pants and fleece liner • Winter outerwear jacket with fleece liner • Winter boots • Insulated mitts • Insulated headgear / cap

• 2 nights accommodation in Whitehorse • 3 nights accommodation at Northern Lights Resort & Spa • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 x dinners • Return flights from Vancouver • Transfers to/from Whitehorse airport • 2 nights Aurora viewing at Northern Tales viewing site • 3 nights Aurora viewing at Northern Lights Resort & Spa • All transfers to/from viewing chalet & lodge • Hot drinks and snacks at Northern Tales viewing site • Information meeting & city tour • Snowshoe rental at lodge

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

1 Sep - 23 Dec

26 Dec - 31 Dec

Mandatory Fuel Surcharge

Optional Winter Clothing Package

Optional Snowmobile Tour - 2 people sharing

Optional Snowmobile Tour - Single rider

Optional Dog sledding Tour

-

$2,490

$2,490

$65

$296

$584

$1,166

$378

-

$3,314

$3,314

$65

$296

$584

$1,166

$378

2020

1 Jan - 15 Apr

Mandatory Fuel Surcharge

Optional Winter Clothing Package

Optional Snowmobile Tour - 2 people sharing

Optional Snowmobile Tour - Single rider

Optional Dog sledding Tour

-

$2,490

$65

$296

$584

$1,166

$378

-

$3,314

$65

$296

$584

$1,166

$378

Departs

2019 Daily except 24 or 25 Dec 1 Sep - 23 Dec
26 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 1 Jan - 15 Apr

Booking conditions

• A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. • Mandatory fuel surcharge will be added at time of booking.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Gratuities for lodge staff and instructors • Meals in town • Winter clothing rental • Alcoholic beverages (can be purchased at lodge) • Optional Tours • Hotel Early Check In/Late Check Out • Mandatory fuel surcharge