Here Are the Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

Have you wondered “where is the best places to see the Northern Lights in 2017?” According to the Huffington Post and Travel + Leisure, Alaska is one of the top destinations to marvel in the illuminating wonders decorating our clear skies with hues of vibrant colors. During your getaway, keep in mind that the lengths of daylight and nighttime change dramatically throughout here in our northwestern corner of North America. In Juneau, the ideal time to see these stunning phenomena is in the winter time (December to March). Whether you are in town for vacation or a proud local, witnessing this stunning light show will make an enchanting addition to your vacation!

Let us at Silverbow Inn assist you in creating an unforgettable trip to the Last Frontier. When you request a copy of our free Vacation Guide, you’ll find our top recommendations for the best places to see the Northern Lights in the USA, as well as locally owned and operated restaurants and natural escapes. Our carefully curated guide also showcases the modern guest rooms and relaxing amenities at our boutique hotel in Juneau.

The Best Places to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

With so many things to do, you’re sure to make the most of your vacation in Juneau. Here are our suggestions for where the the best places to see the Northern Lights!

Atop Our Boutique Hotel

On a relaxing evening with a glass of wine or beer in your hand, take a dip in our rooftop hot tub. This relaxing amenity will help you melt the stress of your daily routine but also can serve as a viewing platform for the Northern Lights in downtown Juneau. You may have a front row seat to gaze out in wonder at these colorful auroras, which happen several times a year in the Last Frontier. If you see them, be sure to grab your phone and take a photo!

From Above Juneau

Away from the city lights, some of the best places to see the Northern Lights are on the Juneau hiking trails. You’ll be able to see the bright stars and stunning auroras, which add a contrast from the outlines of the surrounding mountains and towering trees. Once you reach any of the lookouts, capture this natural wonder with your smartphone or professional camera.

On the Water

When you are looking for unique places to see the Northern Lights in our seaside town, kayak off the coast of Juneau. Each individual crafts allow you to explore the Tongass National Forest and small islands near the capital of Alaska. Whether you plan a self-guided experience or book a tour, you’ll be captivated by the serenity and peacefulness of the Gastineau Channel.  

Unwind at Silverbow Inn

Many of the best places to see the Northern Lights are just around the corner from our boutique hotel. After your day and evening adventures, you’ll need a comfortable room to recharge and refresh. Here at Silverbow Inn, our modern escapes offer just that! Each of our contemporary accommodations features top-notch bedding, spacious baths, and views of downtown Juneau. As browse our selection of guest rooms, search our specials to help you create a fun-filled trip. You can also indulge in our amenities, including a do-it-yourself breakfast and coffee, tea, and snacks available all day.

Plan your next getaway to Alaska with us this year!