Northern Lights Wilderness Escape
Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

7 days

Blachford Lake LodgeYellowknifeViews around YellowknifeSunset over the Yellowknife

Fully escape to a pristine winter playground near Yellowknife

Journey to the Northwest Territories for the winter wilderness adventure of a lifetime! The Northern Lights Wilderness Escape takes you from Yellowknife to a wilderness lodge that is only accessible by bush plane for a winter experience unlike any other.

Your trip starts with a scenic flight that’ll land on the frozen lake right in front of your lodge. Then you get to decide how you’ll want to spend each day at beautiful Blachford Lodge. Take advantage of all their winter sports equipment and on-site activities to discover the beautiful northern wilderness that surrounds you. Then each evening you’ll pick your favourite spot to watch the stars and wait for the northern lights to paint the sky. This trip is the ultimate way for you to disconnect and lose yourself in the wild north!

Highlights of the Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

Take a bush plane ride over the tundra and land on frozen Blachford Lake.
Experience the tranquillity of staying at a lodge in the wilderness that is only accessible by plane.
Snowshoeing, xc-skiing, hiking, and skating are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your time in the frozen wilderness.
Get photo tips from your northern lights guide as you wait by the fire for the lights to colour the sky.


From $2,750USD
7 days
Partially Guided
Hotel, Wilderness Lodge
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Northern Lights Wilderness Escape Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in the Great White North

When you arrive in Yellowknife, you’ll find your way to the hotel and get settled. Go out and explore the snow-covered streets of this northern city and take a walk to get used to the winter chill.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowknife
Meals: None

Day 2 Bush Plane Flight to the Wilderness

This morning your bush plane awaits to take you on a scenic flight to the shores of Great Slave Lake. You’ll have an exciting landing on the frozen lake in front of your wilderness accommodations and then you can explore and get settled.

Enjoy a hearty dinner and then watch to see if the northern lights appear from the warmth of the cozy lodge.
Overnight Location: Wilderness Lodge
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 3-5 Enjoy Winter in the North

Spend your days at Blachford Lake Lodge exploring the great white wilderness. You can use the lodge equipment to go skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in the beautiful wild surroundings. You can also pre-book optional guided activities likes snowmobiling or ice fishing.

Spend some downtime relaxing indoors curled up by the fire, or take a soak in the outdoor whirlpool. At the end of each day, when night falls you can watch the stars and wait by the campfire for the northern lights to appear.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Blachford Lake
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Explore Yellowknife

Take a final stroll along the frozen lakeshore before your bush plane comes to pick you up. Enjoy the view of the tundra from above on your flight back to Yellowknife. You’ll have the whole afternoon to explore Yellowknife. Visit the Old Town to see the historic wooden buildings left from the mining days, or take a hike up “The Rock” for a scenic view of the city.

If you’re looking for a fresh fish dinner, a great way to end your trip is with a stop at the famous Bullock’s Bistro.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowknife
Meals: None

Day 7 Tour Concludes in Yellowknife

After an epic trip full of winter adventures, your tour comes to an end after this morning’s hotel check-out. Return to the airport to catch your flight home.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: None

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Northern Lights Wilderness Escape Price and Dates

This partially-guided wilderness tour in the Northwest Territories is run as private tour for your group only, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $2,750 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

This tour is based in hotel and lodge accommodations. The hotel in Yellowknife offers standard 3-star accommodations. The lodge offers a rustic wilderness experience where you’ll have a private room with a shared bathroom. You’ll enjoy the full use of lodge activities and delicious meals during your stay.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request only and may incur an additional fee.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Yellowknife

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Yellowknife, a city situated on ancient volcanic rocks.

Blachford Lake Lodge in Yellowknife ★★★

Enjoy the wilds of the great north at this wilderness lodge. Endless ways for you to explore the unspoiled environment are included.

Night 6

Hotel in Yellowknife

Spend the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Yellowknife, a city situated on ancient volcanic rocks.

What’s Included in the Northern Lights Wilderness Escape?


4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners are included in this tour. Snacks, coffee, tee, and juice are also included during your stay at Blachford Lodge. Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are not included.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Yellowknife are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Your roundtrip bush plane flights between Yellowknife and the wilderness lodge are included. Airport transfers in Yellowknife are not included.

Also Included

  • The following is included during your stay at Blachford Lake Lodge:
    • Guided northern lights observation and interpretation for 2 hours each day
    • Access to library, lounge, fireplace, sauna, and outdoor jacuzzi
    • Craft workshops at the lodge
    • Introduction to photographing the aurora borealis
    • Use of lodge equipment, cross-country skis, snowshoes, hiking trails, fat bike, outdoor fire pit, skates, and yoga equipment
    • 250 MB wifi per day during lodge stay
  • Canadian taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions that require advanced booking:
    • Guided snowmobile trip
    • Ice fishing Trip

Frequently Asked Questions about Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

In the two decades since Toundra Voyages Inc. was founded in 1998, the company has become North America’s go-to travel agency in customized independent and group tourism.

Tounda takes a flexible, responsive approach to developing adventure travel tours. By listening to the wants and wishes of travellers, they’ve been able to create memorable, affordable tours complemented by impeccable service.

Toundra’s mission is to create and organize tailor-made travel. They select, adapt, and personalize travel experiences in North America for each and every guest, ensuring your adventure is one you’ll never forget.

Meeting your expectations is just the beginning of what Toundra aims to accomplish. Exceeding them by providing exceptional experiences in beautiful North America is their standard, and their track record of knockout customer service and customized tour planning speaks for itself.

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Map of Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

Map of Northern Lights Wilderness Escape

Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You get to choose your activities during your lodge stay, so you choose the difficulty, from a leisurely winter stroll to an epic all-day adventure. You should be reasonably fit and comfortable in rugged, cold weather to get the most out of this tour.

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