When the Aurora Borealis is dancing in the night sky, sleep is the last thing on your mind.
The fall and winter seasons on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground are known for offering some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of the world. What people look forward to the most is the probably spotting the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky. As the brilliant purple, green, blue and pink shades merge sporadically above and turn the dark sky into a magical light show, it’s impossible not to fall head over heels in love with the Kenai Peninsula.
1 – The Milky Way with the Aurora Borealis mixed in and a sky full of stars is sure to keep you wide awake while driving the Seward Highway from Anchorage down to the Kenai Peninsula.
2 – When you experience driving over the Warren Ames Bridge with the Northern Lights dancing atop the Kenai River, it is sure to blow your mind.
3 – Paddling around Sport Lake in Soldotna becomes a once-in-a-lifetime adventure when the Aurora Borealis is out.
4 – Spotting the Northern Lights over the Seward boat harbor is like something straight out of a dream. Holy magical!
5 – While you’re in Seward, load up the RV and camp beneath the Aurora Borealis for an epic Alaskan adventure.
6 – The northern town of Nikiski on the Kenai Peninsula has lots of beautiful lakes and pullouts that are perfect for soaking in the Northern Lights.
7 – Or if you’re feeling a little stir crazy and like an excursion is what you need, hop on the Alaska Railroad and experience the Kenai Peninsula like you’ve never dreamed imaginable.
8 – The Northern Lights over the Kenai River in Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling or Cooper Landing is quite spectacular indeed!
9 – The Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church looks even more charming with the Northern Lights beaming above.
10 – Look out on Resurrection Bay in Seward from Miller’s Landing and see the Aurora Borealis from the beachfront.
11 – Head to Alyeska Resort for some after-dark skiing and snowboarding and be prepared to see the Northern Lights set your world on fire.
12 – Camping in the RV in Seward or Homer is the best way to get up close and personal with the Aurora Borealis, sans the crowds.
13 – Heck, even quaint little coffee shops in town offer spectacular viewing spots for the Northern Lights – if you’re up late enough.
14 – Head down to the beach for a chilly winter campfire and let the fabulous hues of the Aurora Borealis keep you enchanted through the night.
15 – Last but not least, check out Captain Cook State Recreation Area in Nikiski on a clear, cool night for excellent opportunities to spot the Northern Lights dancing in full force.
Just about anywhere you go, if the lights are out, you’ll see them. Wait for a clear, cool night and get ready to go exploring on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground!