Alaska Nature August 07, 2016
Head To These 17 Incredible Places In Alaska To View The Northern Lights
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the last frontier – Aurora Borealis season! We enjoyed many months of the incredible midnight sun and now for the first time in over 90 days we are getting real sunsets that lead to dark night sky. The best part about all of that hype is that this actually means that we have opportunities to see the brilliant colors of the dancing Northern Lights. Just wait for a clear night and be sure to post up outdoors and wait for the show of your life.
1. Flattop Mountain – Anchorage
The most climbed mountain in the entire state of Alaska sure holds a different level of excitement when the Aurora Borealis is gleaming in the sky!
The quaint little town on the Kenai Peninsula is special for many, many reasons. When the Aurora is dancing, you will probably feel like packing all of your belongings and never leaving. It's THAT incredible!
One of the greatest temperature swings on the planet and Northern Lights shows that are to die for. Fairbanks is life!
If you head to Monashka Bay when the Aurora Borealis is dancing, you will feel like you are a part of an actual dream. Spectacular is an understatement.
5. Steese Hwy
From Fairbanks to Circle, you're sure to be spoiled with incredible beauty during an Aurora show. Bring a tent and do some winter camping for a truly majestic experience.
If you just so happen to be super, duper north (and say, maybe working on the slope) - be sure to look up!
Check out McKinley Park or Stampede Trail and end your day at Otto Lake staring up at the Aurora.
8. Cooper Landing
Head to the Upper Russian Lake for a day of snowshoeing and let your eyes be delighted by the dancing lights of the Aurora.
With a tiny little population of under 300 residents, you'll feel super relaxed and tranquil just sitting outside and staring up at the Aurora at night.
10. Hatcher Pass
The Talkeetna Mountains never looked so good! There aren't many places that are better to be than here during an Aurora show.
Head to Mendenhall Lake for a stunning light show with the serene sounds of faint water in the background.
Make sure to keep your eyes on the road if you're crossing over the old Knik Bridge. The Northern Lights are sure to distract you!
13. Seward Peninsula
Albeit remote, this special area in the Southwest part of Alaska is excellent for viewing the dancing lights of the Aurora.
Stop by and visit Stubbs the town mayor (who just so happens to be a cat) and then spend the night looking at the brilliant Aurora.
The 'halibut fishing capital of the world' on the Kenai Peninsula offers much more than just a super cool spit and some epic fishing trips!
The sights over Matanuska Peak are simply stunning when the Aurora is out!
17. Just look up...
No matter where you are in the mighty last frontier, if the lights are out and you look up, you'll likely be able to see them dancing bright in the night's sky!
Are you as obsessed with the Northern Lights as we are? If so, you’ve got to check out this
incredible time-lapse video of the Aurora Borealis in Alaska. It will totally blow your mind!