The Northern Lights Road Trip In Alaska That’s Downright Magical

Quite possibly the most magical thing to observe in the mighty last frontier is the Northern Lights dancing away in the night sky. Even the most seasoned sourdoughs never stop getting wide-eyed at these magnificent displays of mother nature. For your best chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis on this road trip you’ll need crisp weather and clear night skies.

Do it in reverse, camp along the way or spend a night soaking in a natural hot spring to break it up into a multi-day trip. Remember, life is about the journey – not the destination. The total trip takes about 13 hours of drive time and covers nearly 730 miles. We’ve included the Google Map here.

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If this road trip is out of your realm of traveling possibilities, check out these 17 incredible places in Alaska to view the magical aurora borealis dancing in the night sky. You also have to check out this mesmerizing time-lapse video of the northern lights doing what they do best – amazing us all!