Alaska is the biggest state in the country by far, and a vast majority of that acreage is wilderness, which means there is no better place in all of America for lovers of the outdoors to visit.
If you’re planning an Alaska trip soon, your options for outdoor adventure are nearly limitless, which can make planning your itinerary a bit tricky. That’s why we’ve created this list of some of the most unforgettable experiences you can have in the Last Frontier. Enjoy!
Visit a National Park
Ask any nature lover who’s been here before, and they’ll tell you that all Alaskan trips must include a stop at one of the many awe-inspiring national parks the state has to offer. All eight of these national parks are listed below:
- Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
- Denali National Park and Preserve
- Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
- Katmai National Park and Preserve
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Kobuk Valley National Park
- Sitka National Historical Park
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
You can’t go wrong with any of these amazing parks, but if you’re having trouble deciding which to visit on your trip, then check out their websites and see all the many activities and experiences they have to offer.
Go Dog Sledding
Dog sledding is an Alaskan tradition, and you can be part of it on your next trip. Whether you visit in March to check out the world-famous Iditarod, go to a sled dog kennel and get to know some of the pups, or take a dog sledding excursion yourself, it’s an amazing experience that will bring you closer to the heart of Alaskan culture.
Go on a Flightseeing Tour
Alaska has 663,300 square miles of territory, so you’re unlikely to take in even a fraction of all there is to see during your trip.
There is one great way to take in a whole lot more of this beautiful state than any earthbound individual would be able to: plane tours. Fly high above the snow-capped mountains and get a zoomed-out view of the breathtaking wilderness. It’s easily the best way to take in as much of Alaska’s beauty as you can during your stay.
Alaskan Trips by Boat
While the sweeping panoramic views that flightseeing tours offer are great for taking in much of the Last Frontier at once, you may find that it lacks a little of the connection to nature that you might be looking for in your Alaskan trip.
To get a more intimate and tactile sense of Alaskan nature, consider chartering a yacht. Alaska yacht charters allow you access to remote areas full of natural beauty and maybe even some incredible wildlife.
Go on a Guided Hike
Sure, you can set out on your own and take in some of Alaska’s incredible trails, but there’s a ton you can learn from an experienced guide who knows the land and all its various hidden wonders. It’s also a whole lot safer to let a veteran naturalist lead the way. You can even find multi-day trips that will bring you deep into remote areas that are untouched by humans, save for the occasional boot print left behind by a fellow nature lover.
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