Watch the Northern Lights

Watch the Northern Lights

Since Alaska is in the north, it is one of the best places on earth to see the incredible natural phenomena, the Northern Lights. Also known as aurora borealis, amazing rotating light displays can be enjoyed across the state at almost any time of the year.

Due to its location under the ‘Aurora Oval’ and the hours of darkness in winter, many people travel to the Fairbanks to see their colors, shapes and rotation. Excursions, activities and specially designed accommodations give you the best opportunity to see the polar lights illuminating the night sky.

On the outskirts of Anchorage and other cities across the state, tourists can also see the bright lights. To increase your odds, travel to quiet, light-free places with August to March as the peak season to watch them.

Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska | Travel Alaska


Located in the far north of Alaska is an unacceptably large ice rink of the Arctic National Park. In addition to protecting a large part of the Brooks Range, it covers valleys, rivers and plateaus. The ice is shiny.

Amazing and untouched forest, it is the least visited national park in the United States, with only the toughest adventurers seeking its scenic beauty. Only accessible by air taxi. It is located north of the Arctic Circle, with no roads, trails, campsites or supplies.

However, visitors like to see the beautiful scenery and nature welcomes your eyes everywhere. Only in addition to the unique and unforgettable experience are the amazing Caribou Wolf and Grizzly, you can sometimes spy on roaming.

Homer Spit

Homer Spit

Much, much easier to explore is the scenic Homer Spit that juts out into Kachemak Bay. Perched at the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, it can be found just outside the tiny city of the same name.

Impressively enough, the narrow stretch of land features the world’s longest road into ocean waters with the route reaching 4.5 miles in total. With shimmering waters lying on either side and majestic snow-capped mountains rising up in the distance, it really is a delight to drive along.

Aside from taking in the phenomenal views, visitors can also stop by its shops, seafood restaurants, and salty saloons. From the Homer Boat Harbor, you can organize fantastic fishing trips with seals, sea lions, and bald eagles regularly sighted in the bay alongside the occasional whale.

Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs

After exploring Alaska and enjoying many exciting outdoor activities, you will surely want to relax and unwind at the Chenna River. At a small resort in the middle of the mountains, you will find an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and an outdoor bath with beautiful views and nature around the fountain.

For more than a hundred years, people have been traveling to hot springs about an hour away. Eastern half of Fairbanks. Since ancient times, many cabins and campsites have sprung up, as well as hotels and the Aurora Ice Museum, which is full of stunning ice sculptures. During the summer, the springs enjoy almost 24 hours of sunshine, with the Aurora Borylis magic also spying overhead in the winter. In addition to bathing in the local hot springs, you can hike, bike and dog walk through the valleys, mountains and forests.

Alaska Sea Life Center

Alaska SeaLife Center


If you want to take shelter inside and escape the biting cold, the Alaska SeaLife Center is a great choice. Near Resurrection Bay in Seward, there are thousands of amazing Alaskan marine fish, fish and birds to watch.

Founded in 1998, it is dedicated to the research, restoration and conservation of the state’s marine ecosystem. In the most modern places, guests can visit tanks loaded with mice, seals and fins. An interactive exhibition and interpretation installation teaches you all about the underwater environment of Alaska’s cold Arctic waters.

What is special is catching cute starfish, sea dolphins and small horned crabs in its touch tank, which is designed to look like a rocky beach.