How to Spend New Year’s Eve Under the Northern Lights
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How to Spend New Year’s Eve Under the Northern Lights

This train in Alaska will take you to see the Northern Lights.
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The Aurora Winter Train in Alaska is departing on an overnight New Year’s Eve voyage to close out 2016 with the fantastic spectacle of the Northern Lights.

On December 31, the train will leave Anchorage and spend one night in Fairbanks. The city is known for its vibrant aurora borealis displays and opportunities to fly above the Arctic Circle.

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For those unable to make the New Year’s Eve date, trains will also leave Anchorage on December 27 and January 3.

Prices start at $395 per person, double occupancy, according to the LA Times. The price includes one train ride from Anchorage to Fairbanks, one night in a hotel in Fairbanks and then a return flight to Anchorage.

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New Year's Eve Train under Northern Lights
Courtesy of Steve Heyano/Alaskan Railroad

There’s also a longer, three-night option available, starting at $989, that includes one night in Anchorage, two nights in Fairbanks, a one-way train ride, a one-way flight, and a “flight-seeing” tour north of the Arctic Circle.

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