Soldotna is located on the western Kenai Peninsula, 84 miles north of Homer, 148 miles from Anchorage and 95 miles from Seward via the Sterling Highway.
|The town of Soldotna was established in the 1940s because of its strategic location at the Sterling–Kenai Spur Highway junction. Soldotna was incorporated as a first-class city in 1967. It has become the retail, governmental and medical hub of the Peninsula. Soldotna gets very busy with visiting fishermen when the salmon are running in the Kenai River, which flows through town, and in nearby Kasilof River.
All facilities are available in Soldotna, including supermarkets, banks, hotels/motels, restaurants and drive-ins, medical and dental clinics, golf courses, a library, sports center and churches. Two shopping malls are located on the Sterling Highway in town. There are also numerous area bed-and-breakfasts, cabin rentals and lodges. There are 2 city campgrounds and several private campgrounds located in and near Soldotna.