Alaska is fantastic place to experience the vast, stunning wilderness and a once in a lifetime adventure for nature lovers and travel photographers. Below are 3 highlights in Alaska to incorporate in your next travel adventure whether it’s on your own, or on an Alaska group tour with us!
Seeing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights is essential. This natural phenomenon is a spectacular display of lights in the night sky, which are actually solar particles. Best viewed when there is the most darkness, a trip between September and April is recommended. For those interested in travel photography, head beyond the city lights to get a clear shot of the northern and eastern skies, preferably on a moonless night. Fairbanks is a reliable spot where auroras are seen frequently, and operators there can offer you excursions further north. Bring the tripod for endless opportunities to compose awe-inspiring images!
Wildlife enthusiasts will be enthralled by the unprecedented opportunities to see whales in their natural habitats, and a whale watching cruise is a must for most travellers exploring Alaska. Ideal for Alaska group tours, whale watching cruises offer the opportunity to see orcas and humpbacks as well as beluga whales, grays and many other species. There is a large variety of cruises available so check the ratings and pick one that fits best for you!
To see Alaska from a totally different perspective tourists can also take a trip on a dog sled, once the only way to get across vast areas of the tundra. This is a unique and adventurous way to travel Alaska. To really experience the vastness of Alaska’s national parks, take a flight seeing tour. Flying over the Alaskan wilderness in a plane, you can see the Alaskan Brown Bear as well as some of the most remote parts of the wilderness rarely encountered by human beings.
Whether you take to the skies or to the seas during your time in Alaska, the amazing experience leave you yearning for more. A return trip will be a must to this magical place. Stay tuned for our Alaska group tour in 2015!