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Northern Lights

Shimmering bands of vibrant color dance across the Alaska sky. The mystifying Aurora Borealis awes and inspires Alaskans as well as visitors.

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Aurora borealis brighten the night sky in Anchorage during fall.
Aurora borealis brighten the night sky in Anchorage during fall. ©Visit Anchorage/Roy Neese

Northern Lights Articles

Anchorage's bright starry nights are nature’s perfect backdrop for dancing northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis.  
While a lot of regions are coy about their snowfall and the fun to be found under their blankets of white, Anchorage has plenty to boast. 
It never gets old. The Alaska moments sneak up on you in curious way and take your breath away. Mind-blowing moments in which urban life is juxtaposed with Alaska’s stunning natural world.