If you are going to Alaska, what can you do there? If you haven’t yet known, there are 3000 rives and 3 million lakes in this state. Of the 20 highest peaks in the US, 17 are in Alaska. So, there are indeed many sights to see here. Below are some of the great adventures you can experience while in Alaska.
The Mendenhall Glacier is one place to visit. You can stay in the visitor’s center overlooking the glacier. Here, in this warm place, you can watch the glacier in a sheltered place. Taking the trails will give you a close look at the glacier and some local wildlife.
You might want to see whales if you visit between May and September. Here you will find Orcas, Grey Whales, or Humpbacks and Belugas. IF you want to take a marine expedition in Alaska, then read more here.
Another attraction in Alaska is Denali National Park. It is 20,310 feet and is the highest peak in North America. You can take a bus tour through the national park where you will see wolves, grizzlies, caribous, Dall sheep, mice, and more. Here you wil find natural sights like tundras, lakes and rivers, and unique geological formations.
Has the northern lights intrigued you? You now have a chance to see it in its reality. Gazing up on the northern lights on a clear night is something you should do in Alaska. This experience is a once-in-a-life time one.
You can go biking along Alaska’s coastal trail which winds along the Cook Inlet Arm. You will need a whole day to complete this trail but it is definitely worth it.
If you are a lover of marine life, then you should not miss the Kenai Fjords Day Cruise. Puffins, orcas, otters, harbor seals, Minke whales, Dall’s porpoises, etc., are abundant in this place. You can capture incredible mountain scenes and tideware glaciers with your camera.
The Sitka National Historical Park is the oldest national park in Alaska. Here you can learn many things about totem poles, native artifacts, temperate rainforests, and beaches.
The Aurora Ice Museum displays great ice sculptures. There are nightly aurora shows that you can watch in their vintage theater.
You should not miss salmon fishing while in Alaska. If you want to catch fish, then you can do so in the Alaskan river banks. Either to join a salmon charter or fish on your own with a license from the Alaska Dept of Fish and Game.
There are other things to do in Alaska like visiting the ghost town of Kennicott and Wrangell St Elias National Park, seeing the shifting sands of Kobuk Valley National Park, and visiting the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, but the activities mentioned above is enough to entice you to come and visit Alaska.