Aurora borealis vacations will bring an entirely new meaning to, “Twinkle, twinkle little star.” Once the light show begins, you will never think of the song, or the sky, the same way again.
During the latter part of August and on through April, the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, amaze vacationers who have planned vacations to Alaska to witness the phenomena. From Anchorage to the Yukon, watching the multi-colored ribbons of light whisk through the night sky is an amazing sight to see.
When planning an Alaska vacation, there are several ways to travel. If you have the time to travel by car or RV, you will have plenty of time to stop and sightsee along the way at the many interesting locations such as Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, or the Mendenhall Glacier. Take a whale-watching tour, a scenic tram ride to the top of a mountain, or visit the North Pole while heading towards Fairbanks to enjoy the northern lights.
If you choose to fly, there are many travel packages available offering airfare and accommodations along with seasonal or online booking discounts. When choosing to fly, many commercial airports are located throughout Alaska. For international flights, airports are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, and Juneau.
Leisurely sail your way to unforgettable aurora borealis vacations aboard luxury cruise ships and chart a course towards the magnificent northern lights. The major ports of call for Alaska cruise ships include the smaller cities of Valdez, Seward, Sitka, and Haines. Larger ports include Nome, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Anchorage. Whatever your mode of transportation when traveling to Alaska you will be creating lifetime memories when making your way to the Land of the Midnight Sun for a thumbs-up performance of a genuine natural light show. It's also possible to observe this incredible phenonomon on Norway vacations from late September to late March. There are Norway packages available that usually concentrate on locales above the Arctic Circle.