America’s largest state, this is the jewel of the northern hemisphere and a super area to discover another world, ideal for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. From stunning scenery and incredible wildlife to action-packed outings and tranquil waters. Discover hidden wonders like the intrepid prospectors of old, or go photographing for whales. Leave Alaska with plenty of great memories.
In Alaska you can experience: National Parks and Nature reserves, whale watching, the Northern Lights, Native American Heritage and Culture, dog sledging and the Rocky Mountains.
There are fjords, forests and mountains to be explored in Alaska’s nature reserves. From Icy point at Hoonah you can zip wire over the bay on the world’s longest zip line to see truly breath-taking sights.
You will have the chance to see the glaciers and main ports of call and with changing seasons come changing scenery and experiences.
Spring brings new life to the wilderness with trees starting to bloom and rivers filling with fish as the level rises, and new-born wildlife starting to emerge.
Summer Whale photography is better during the warmer summer months; the humpback whales migrate from the Southern Pacific while whales and other ocean life that stays in the Arctic year-round are more able to roam as the ice recedes. New-borns start to roam and the landscapes fill with green colour.
Autumn Animals prepare for hibernation and the salmon migrate to their breeding grounds.
Winter Alaska is among the top places to view the Aurora Borealis, due to its clear skies, northern latitude, and minimal light pollution giving you the best view to see the Northern Lights. It is seen from September to April, with the peak season through the coldest months. It’s best to look out for this the Aurora Borealis on a clear, moonless night, around midnight from a location as far north as you can get.
Here you can hike, take a cable car ride over the stunning landscape, and marvel at the mighty Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau set against the imposing backdrop of Mount Juneau. Visit the cobbled streets of Vancouver and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Visit Glacier Bay, which boasts breath-taking views of the local wildlife. This is where you can often spot humpback whales blowing spray and slapping the surface with their giant tails. As you journey up the fjords and gaze up at the sheer glacial cliff faces you’ll have the opportunity to take our watercraft right in close for an absolutely awe–inspiring view.
In Sitka near Juneau you can visit the town’s orthodox cathedral with its Russian onion dome. Marked by a path of totem poles is the nearby battleground which was the place of Alaska’s first colonial rulers’ victory over the local tribes. Sitka National Historical Park has some of the most iconic views in the area.