Everything You Need to Know About the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

The splendid moving lights of the aurora are really collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the world’s environment. The lights are seen over the northern and southern halves of the globe. This phenomenon is known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora Australis’ in the south. The term ‘Aurora borealis’ comes from the Latin Aurora, meaning “Roman goddess of the dawn” plus Latin Borealis, meaning “north.” This is why the Aurora Borealis is also called the Northern Lights.

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The Perfect Lodging for Your Alaskan Vacation

What You Can Expect at Afognak Wilderness Lodge

Get away, get connected with nature and experience a true Alaskan vacation at Afognak Wilderness Lodge located within the Kodiak Islands. Our beautiful resort on Kodiak Island provides a remote atmosphere where you can truly be and feel free. Wake up to wonderful views of our enchanted forest or the pristine saltwater cove and experience the natural land and marine wildlife that borders our beautiful property. From sea otters to elk, you are sure to see many amazing creatures of all shapes and sizes and also have the opportunity to enjoy a number of outdoor activities. Not only does our retreat provide a fun and adventurous experience, we also provide unique first class facilities. Afognak Wilderness Lodge’s facilities are perfect for families, singles, a group of friends and even business groups.

Afognak-Wilderness-LodgeAbout Our Lodge

Our lodge can comfortably accommodate 12 guests in a comfortable setting. Amenities include:

  • Satellite TV
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Wireless-internet
  • Family style local cuisine
  • Packed sack lunches
  • Boats for transportation to explore

A Number Of Cabins To Choose From

Afognak Lodge also offers not one, not two, but three spacious cabins that were built from hand-hewn local logs, allowing you to really be a part of nature. Each cabin is nestled where the enchanted forest meets the serene waters of the cove. Within each spacious cabin you can find:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • A modern indoor bathroom equipped with instant hot water
  • Roomy living room
  • 24-hour electricity
  • Windows with a beautiful view of the forest or cove & more!

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Activities for All

Activities that are available include, but are not limited to:

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Tips & Tricks For Photographing Alaskan Wildlife

The Afognak Wilderness Lodge is home to one of the most beautiful vacation spots on the planet. Located within the Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island boasts both fresh and saltwater fishing trips, tons of wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. It’s a great place for those who are seeking adventure or for those who just want to relax in a beautiful setting.

Afognak Island has been a major photography destination for both amateurs and professionals since 1974. Our first-class Alaskan lodge is thrilled to offer photography kayaking tours, which will give you the opportunity to explore the beautiful wilderness, and wildlife that the Kodiak Islands have to offer. If you’d rather go out by yourself, consider taking a trip to Denali Park or the north end of Afognak Island for incredible photography opportunities.

Regardless of where you decide to capture images, there are some tips and tricks that can help you to take breathtaking photos in a safe and respectful manner. The most important thing is to never cause harm to animals or the land for the sake of the shot. Keep reading below for more of our photography tips and tricks.

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