It is recommended that guest rent a car or truck in Anchorage. Vehicle availability in Soldotna is limited and more expensive.
Located just 140 miles via scenic, paved highway from Anchorage, Soldotna is the central hub of the Kenai Peninsula and the Kenai River. Soldotna borders the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and other nearby state park lands that are rich in wildlife, home to moose, caribou, brown and black bear, wolves, Dall sheep, mountain goats, eagles, swans, ducks, geese, birds, fish, and numerous others. Moose often wander right into town, and bald eagles are commonly seen. Fishing opportunities include not only the Kenai River for King, Sockeye, and Silver Salmon throughout the summer season, but also easy access to nearby Cook Inlet for Halibut and numerous lakes and streams for Trout, Dolly Varden, and other species. Sightseeing and hiking are available within and around Soldotna.