Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories
Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

7 days

Blachford Lake LodgeYellowknifeViews around YellowknifeSunset over the Yellowknife

Discover the Northern Lights and the vast wilderness at a remote lodge near Yellowknife

The Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories is a 7-day trip into the remote northern part of Canada. Your activities are included, so you can fill your days with fun outdoor sports or relax by the lake and appreciate the peaceful scenery.

Leave from Yellowknife on an exciting bush plane ride that will give you a spectacular view of the tundra and wild landscapes on your way to Blachford Lake. Spend four amazing days disconnected from the world as you enjoy the lake and the quiet wilderness. As darkness falls, you’ll witness the most spectacular display of stars. Wait by the campfire with your naturalist guide for the Aurora Borealis to paint the sky with its vibrant colours. This tour offers an amazing glimpse into the land of the north for nature lovers who want to check the Northern Lights off their bucket list.

Highlights of the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

Stay in a remote wilderness lodge only accessible by bush plane.
Visit the isolated northern mining town of Yellowknife.
Choose your own activities as you enjoy the rugged natural beauty of the Northwest Territories.
Watch for the Northern Lights from the warmth of the outdoor whirlpool or campfire.

Prices

From $3,050USD
7 days
Difficulty
Partially Guided
Hotel, Wilderness Lodge
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Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Yellowknife

When you arrive in Yellowknife, a driver will meet you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel. Spend the evening exploring Yellowknife and soaking in the lively atmosphere of the city before you leave for the wilderness tomorrow.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowknife
Meals: None

Day 2 Scenic Flight to the Wilderness

Your destination is only accessible by bush plane, so this morning, you’ll board your 30-minute flight into the northern wilderness. When you arrive, you’ll find yourself in the remote nature of the Northwest Territories. You’ll receive a warm welcome at Blachford Lake Lodge and can settle into your room before exploring your surroundings.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Blachford Lake
Meals: Dinner

Day 3-5 Wilderness Retreat at Blachford Lake

The beauty of Blachford Lake is not just your incredible surroundings but also the complete freedom to choose how you’ll enjoy them. Spend the next few days taking advantage of the water sports equipment to fish, paddle a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. If you need a break from the lake, you can go bird watching, go on a hike, or craft and relax at the lodge. You can also just relax by the lake and enjoy the fall colours that paint the landscape. At nighttime, you can watch the skies from the warmth of the outdoor whirlpool or attend a campfire with a guide who will offer photography tips as you wait for the Northern Lights to appear.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Blachford Lake
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Return to Yellowknife

This morning, you’ll have to say goodbye to your home in the wild and take a scenic bush plane ride back to Yellowstone. Spend the afternoon exploring the wooden buildings in the historic Old Town or take a hike up the “The Rock” for a beautiful view of the city. Tonight, you can enjoy dinner in Yellowstone—pay a visit to Bullock’s Bistro for an excellent fish dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Yellowknife
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Tour Concludes

This morning your tour officially ends, and you can begin your journey home or your onward travel.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: None

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Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour to 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+: $3,050 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Northern Lights in remote Northwest Territories

This tour is based on hotel and lodge accommodations. The hotel in Yellowknife offers standard 3-star accommodations. The wilderness lodge provides 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.

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 in remote Northwest Territories?

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners are included at Blachford Lake Lodge. There are no other meals included in this tour.

Accommodations

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 airport transfer at the beginning of the tour is included, but you will have to organize your transfer at the end. Your flights between Yellowknife and Blachford are also included.

Also Included

  • Canadian taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline
  • Roundtrip bush plane flights between Yellowknife and Blachford
  • Northern Lights viewing with guide
  • Access to sauna and whirlpool at the lodge
  • Craft workshops at the lodge
  • Aurora Borealis photo tips
  • The use of all lodge facilities, including canoes, kayaks, SUP, sauna, whirlpool, hiking trails, 2-hour fishing trip, and motorboat

Not included

  • Flights to and from Yellowknife
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at the lodge
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

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We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. This tour has a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose the hikes and activities so that you can tailor them to your fitness level.

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