Soldotna (pop. 4,000) is a major hub of the Kenai Peninsula, south and west of Anchorage. Bordering the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, this is an area thick with wildlife, from bear and wolves to moose, caribou, geese, eagles, and salmon—for which fishing in the Kenai River that bisects the town is a popular occupation and recreational pasttime.
Soldotna is a convenient base for visitors wishing to explore the rest of the peninsula. Homer and Seward are among the destinations within a few hours drive from here. But if you're just staying in town, you can enjoy the public parks, gardens, and historic buildings, as well as a surprisingly wide array of conveniences and amenities, considering the town's small population.
Soldotna is 150 miles south of Anchorage, at the junction of the Sterling and Kenai Spur highways. It lies 11 miles from the town of Kenai. For more information on Soldotna, select a topic of interest from the left hand navigation bar.