View the Aurora Borealis from the warmth of a lodge
The Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular of nature’s phenomena, described as flickering curtains of dancing light against dark skies. If you are traveling in Alaska during fall or winter, and the evening sky is clear, keep an eye focused overhead for Aurora glimpses.
While there are no guarantees that the Aurora Borealis, or northern lights, show will happen on any particular night, it is possible to see the Aurora from approximately the beginning of September through the end of March. The best opportunities for catching a view include darkness, clear skies, and either a location under the Aurora belt or a strong KP forecast.
Visiting Alaska in November, December, January, or February you will experience a very short period of daylight allowing for a better opportunity to view the lights. The best Aurora predictor is accurate approximately 3 days prior to the day of viewing, though there are predictions up to 28 days in advance.
Knik River Lodge is situated at the base of the north side of the Chugach Mountains. The mountains help to keep the clouds on the Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet coastal sides, thus allowing for clearer skies. The lodge is also located about a 30-minute drive at the end of a side road, far removed from any city light pollution.
Our Aurora Viewing dates this year are from February 1st through April 1st, 2019. We have up to 7 winterized cabins available for a pre-booked small group. Currently we do not offer individual cabin rentals. The main lodge can host up to 60 guests for an evening viewing experience. The viewing hours are 10pm to 2am but can be modified based on the KP forecast.
If you would like to arrange an evening at the lodge, or the group cabin rental, please email us or call 877-745-4575.