One of the questions I am asked the most is, “Can you see the northern lights in Alaska?”. The answer to that question is a resounding YES! You can see the northern lights in Alaska. And the best part is you can see quite a few other stunning sights when you are taking a family vacation in Alaska. If you have been curious about seeing the northern lights in Alaska, keep reading to discover everything you need to know about seeing this phenomenal occurrence.
You are definitely not alone when it comes to wanting to check seeing the northern lights off your travel bucket list! However, if you want to see the Aurelia Borealis in Alaska, you must know when to visit.
The best time to see the northern lights in Alaska is between the months of November through March. The nights are colder and longer, and that means the darker skies are perfect for viewing this dancing light show.
You may be able to capture the northern lights in Alaska in September, October, April, and May. But since the skies are getting brighter during those months, you really need to plan your viewing options carefully. Plus, you need to be prepared for disappointment if you don’t catch the northern lights during those months.
Seeing the northern lights in Fairbanks, Alaska is quite easy. This city is considered one of the best places to see the northern lights in Alaska. If you don’t want to go out searching for the best place to see the Aurelia Borealis, we can always plan to have you join a tour during your vacation in Alaska.
The northern lights in Anchorage, Alaska are pretty incredible. But they are not as good as they would be up in Fairbanks. It is best to go outside the city, where there are no bright lights, for the best northern lights experience.
If you are considering a cruise to Juneau, you may be able to capture the northern lights from the ship. Many cruise lines will offer northern lights excursions too and we can check into those as we are planning your vacation.
Everyone loves spending time in Denali National Park when they are on vacation in Alaska. I recommend extending your stay at the park a little, so you can catch the northern lights. There is no light pollution within this park, so the lights will be bright and beautiful!
Do you have no desire to visit Alaska? Not a problem! There are many other parts of the world to see the northern lights!
A few places to capture the beauty of the northern lights include:
Checking out the northern lights in Alaska is an amazing experience you can have during your next family vacation! And the memories you make with your family will be worth the trip.
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