Discover true wilderness and capture epic vistas of endless mountains!
Only 20% of the entire state of Alaska is accessible by road, so why not fly?
Epic Long-Lasting Sunset Colors!
Duration: 3.5 hours
Tour Times: Tours start between 8:00 & 9:00 PM and last until Midnight or 1:00 AM depending on the time of the sunset.
Tour Availability: May 14 – July 31
Transportation: Included (from all Denali area hotels)
Interested in a private excursion? Contact us and find more information here.
Experience the thrill of chasing the Midnight Sun and learn to photograph the dramatic, long-lasting sunset colors in Denali. With a maximum of 4 participants per tour, your guide will take you to the best locations to revel in the prolonged “magic hour,” beautiful alpenglow, and spectacular cloudscapes of interior Alaska.
During mid-summer, sunset is close to midnight due to our far north location. The sunset colors last for an extended period of time, giving us ample opportunity to move to several locations during “golden hour” for instruction and experimentation with different compositions, focal lengths, and exposure settings. This tour also offers good potential for moose sightings because there is less human activity during this time of day.
Our photo guides are passionate, experienced photographers and expert light-wranglers; they will be your location scout and instructor – seeking out the best locations and the most dramatic lighting in real time. You will be provided with individualized instruction so you can hone your skills as you capture beautiful images that will last a lifetime.
This guided excursion offers one-on-one attention and allows you to feel like you have the locations all to yourself for a truly immersive experience.
Where We Go
The only ways into Denali National Park are by private vehicle, bicycle, plane, or a park bus. The only commercially guided tours allowed in the park are a few hiking tours in the entrance area and the park’s own bus tours. Our tour travels along the edge of the park boundaries and into a nearby wilderness area via the Denali Highway, which offers equally stunning vistas as the park road. As photographers, we think the locations on the Denali Highway offer even more photogenic landscapes.
The best camera is the one you have! Our tour is designed to benefit photographers of all skill levels with any type of camera (smart-phones welcome). No matter what gear you have, our guides will be able to help you progress as photographer.
Safety and quality of experience are our top priorities. We want you to feel assured that
you will have a good experience. Our tours operate rain or shine, but we don’t force anyone to go. We make conservative decisions and we will do our best to share our knowledge of the conditions with you on an individual basis. We are constantly monitoring the surrounding areas and often there may be rain at your hotel, but great lighting in the areas that we will be photographing. If we don't think the tour will be a good fit for you at the time of the tour, we will try to reschedule or offer a refund.
We do our best to create opportunities for viewing wildlife and “The Mountain” (Denali), but we cannot guarantee it because the weather and behavior of animals are out of our control. Guides will take guests to the best locations given the current weather conditions, light, and wildlife activity.
Please read our policies in full here.
What to Bring
Tour Start Time & Available Dates
This tour operates May 14 – July 31, 2023. The “Midnight Sun” begins to set much earlier in August so we don’t offer this tour after the end of July.
Date & Start times:
This tour can be booked privately!